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False Balance

Some Arguments Just Don't Have Two Sides

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.09.2013 | Media
Roy Speckhardt

Bigoted people of all stripes and sizes will continue to cling to their prejudices and sadly, they will even demand that their intolerant and inaccurate beliefs be the standard by which all of society lives. It's time to call them on their hate and stop equating them with valid and informed stances.

Everything That's Wrong With the 'Liberal Media,' in One Terrible Article

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

A recent New York Times article, Ethan Bronner, has been subject to harsh criticism for practicing the worst kind of stenographic, he-said, she-said journalism. The facts are clear: studies have repeatedly shown that in-person voting fraud is virtually non-existent.

NYT Public Editor Presses Journalists, Editors On 'False Balance'

www.nytimes.com | Margaret Sullivan | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media

IN journalism, as in life, balance sounds like an unassailably good thing....

Is 'He Said-She Said' Journalism Starting To Disappear?

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

Over the years, and recently in a few posts this month, I've mentioned signs that the mainstream press is adjusting to the realities of "post-truth po...

More Shameful "False Equivalence" By The Traditional Media To Annoy You

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

Case-in-point is today's Boston Herald story by Dave Wedge on the custom-made armor-laden presidential limo that is being assembled to protect America's first black president.

The Media's Problem Of "False Balance" Showing Itself In Electoral Map Analyses

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

What is particularly noteworthy is where the media bias lies: it's a clear willingness to give John McCain (R) the benefit of the doubt, but not Barack Obama (D).