News Media Bias
Myth: A sizeable number of Americans believe that news media have a liberal bias.
Fact: When you believe things that aren’t true, the truth sounds like bias.
We have not only a right, but a responsibility to be wary of biased news media. But healthy skepticism has been transmuted into the widely-held belief that mainstream news media have an obvious liberal bias and a mission to spread left-wing propaganda. Even popular culture icons from Hollywood to the NFL are commonly thought to despise America and contribute to that bias.
Where does credibility end and sensationalism begin when it comes to the news? Are opinion pieces the new fact-based reporting? And how can we tell the difference?
Alex Jones was issued a seven-day suspension by Twitter for violating the social media company’s rules against inciting violence. The decision, according to The New York Times, was made after Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their “battle rifles” ready against the media and “fake news.”read more
President Trump took to Twitter to complain about the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. What’s ironic about the president’s complaint is that according to a conservative think tank, his own vacation trips have cost the taxpayers at least as much as the investigation.read more
President Trump took to Twitter last weekend to say that nobody had told him about possible Russian infiltration into his campaign. The trouble is, he was warned, and it appears that his campaign staff either ignored or forgot about those warnings. Why?read more
At this point, we’ve all heard (and probably gotten sick and tired of) President Donald Trump’s cries of “fake news.” According to veteran journalist Lesley Stahl, President Trump told her before a 60 Minutes interview, “You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.”read more
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to complete his inquiry on obstruction of justice by the beginning of September. But that’s coming from someone who has a reputation for being dishonest with the press, and there’s no confirmation from Mueller’s office.read more
Not all evangelicals are supporters of President Trump; the problem is, every time they try to speak up, their bretheren try to silence them. And that’s a problem when it comes to equal representation in the media. But things are slowly starting to change.read more
Reporters from the Associated Press and CNN were blocked from entering a summit on contaminants in drinking water. An EPA spokesperson claimed that there was no space for them, but some are seeing it as “selective” exclusion, possibly in retaliation for unfavorable news coverage.read more
Impeachment talk in America is real. On the left, the debate is about whether it would be better to impeach the president now or to dethrone him in the next election. But the right is having quite a different debate. Conservatives seem to be far more concerned about whether or not the man investigating the president can be trusted.read more
The left likes to attach negative labels to President Trump and his supporters. And while the general intent is to shame Trump and his fan base into abandoning their principles, it’s actually having the opposite effect—it’s angering and emboldening them.read more
From all the talk, you’d think Dearborn, Michigan is a dangerous war zone filled with extremist terrorists. But the truth is, Dearborn is an example of great public education, public transit, veteran relations, and peaceful coexistence between people of different religions and races.read more