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Media Bias

Can We Have Unbiased Political Coverage Please?

Pat Waak | Posted 09.02.2014 | Denver
Pat Waak

So I have two beefs. One, as a Democrat, I would like the paper I subscribe to, be one of high standards that treats all sides without prejudice. If you are going to cover an election and can't get your personal views out of the way, you should either get reassigned or resign.

American Media Biased Coverage of the Crisis in Gaza

Anton Murra | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media
Anton Murra

As a Palestinian living in the United States, I must say that the reporting of Fox News and CNN has no connection to the reality that Palestinians know only too well. Their coverage is unfair and fails to convey the whole truth of what is transpiring there.

Why People Apparently Don't Care About Muslim Surveillance or Dead Palestinian Kids

Nida Khan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Nida Khan

Make no mistake about it: the dehumanization of Muslims didn't just happen overnight. On the contrary, it's part of a long process of failed imaging, stereotyping, misrepresentation and flat out bias in the press, entertainment industry and society in general.

Advocacy Journalism Is Polarizing Our Country

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

If our country is ever to get out of its current polarized rut, our media habits need to change. People need to get their news from a wide range of sources and go beyond their own echo chambers to get various perspectives on the news. They need news that they can rely on.

Why Are the Openly Secular Openly Disdained?

Robyn Blumner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The trait people identified as the least desirable in a president: "Atheist." 53 percent of Americans said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is an atheist. It beat out pot-smoker and adulterer.

What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

How the Media Rushed to Judgement on the Keystone XL Review

Daniel Kessler | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Daniel Kessler

The media must report that we can reduce our carbon pollution. They must say that we are transitioning to cleaner energy. In fact, that we must speed that transition or situations like the drought in California will be routine, not exceptions.

'Too Much Estrogen': The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don't Want to Share Culture

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2014 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

These are just this weekend's examples of men having a hard time-sharing culture. Sounds an awful lot like my 3-year-old brother, who used to chant, "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!!!"

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

Soy Sex Story: Atrocious 'Reporting' on Insular Religious Groups

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Sloppy reporting doesn't only damage the credibility of the news outlets, it creates tolerance for a lack of intensive investigation, diverts attention from legitimate news, and can unfairly malign largely defenseless insular religious groups.

The Chicken or the Egg? Polarized Media in an Increasingly Polarized World

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Continuing with my "Blog Blog Project," I am publishing student voices from my classes at the University of Delaware. This blog was voted best by her ...

Media Tilted In Favor Of The NSA: Study

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

A new study released on Wednesday found that much of the coverage of the National Security Agency spying controversy has been weighted in favor of the...

Media Literacy: Learning Not to Hate the News

Thomas White | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Thomas White

Being a conscientious news consumer is vital to the success of so many facets of every day life. Understanding the issues helps keep those with power in check.

Why Did Jeff Bezos Buy the Washington Post?

Warren Adler | Posted 10.19.2013 | Media
Warren Adler

Whatever happens, we can be dead certain that he will revolutionize newsgathering and the opinion business, and set up a new culture for others to follow. But like Amazon, his strongest suit is that he will have gotten there first.

Reza Aslan: Why Aren't You a Jew?

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If you reject the virgin birth, Jesus' divinity, and the resurrection -- as Aslan does -- what remains is Judaism.

Media Need Not Look Far to Explain Reasons for Racial Angst

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

We in the news media have spent much of the past few weeks examining every nook and cranny in this country, looking for clues about how we have come to this point of racial angst. The only place we have yet to look is inward. And it's time.

Who Will End the Anti-Muslim Discrimination: The White House or the 'Right' House?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Dr. Faheem Younus

We, the American Muslims are struggling to identify the right posture: Boycott, and you sever a diplomatic tie; attend, and you are seen as endorsing a policy.

Nontheist Americans Finally Speaking Up

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

These cases of bias against nontheists are just a few examples of the ongoing discrimination that open atheists and humanists face. It hasn't disappeared, and if anything, it is likely to be more frequent as the numbers of out-of-the-closet nontheists of all stripes continues to climb.

Liberal Media Bias? Well, Sure!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's only natural. ...

News Is Bad for You? Here Are 9 Reasons Why That Idea Is Flat Wrong

Danny Rubin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media
Danny Rubin

I don't know who Rolf Dobelli is, but I completely disagree with his recent column in The Guardian, a British newspaper. Dobelli believes "news is bad for you" and argues that the day's headlines rot your brain.

Words Can Be Powerful Weapons

Charles Garcia | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media
Charles Garcia

Now, it's up to the likes of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to stop sitting there like the three monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil" and to cease using language that promotes misconceptions and hatred.

Think Again: Why Didn't the Iraq War Kill 'The Liberal Media'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

We're three weeks into our "Lessons Learned from the Iraq War" -- more accurately titled, "Lessons Unlearned." One of the most glaring of these is the notion of a "liberal media" during the war.

Grasping at Elephants: Reporting on Kids Media Research

David Kleeman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

This week, we've seen a prime example of how the race for a catchy headline or the editorial bent of a journal can influence how research is characterized in the press. Depending on which sources parents follow, they can come away anxious or reassured (or, likely, confused) by the same data!

Fox News Pundit Misrepresents UT Student Initiative

The Daily Beacon | Posted 05.16.2013 | College
The Daily Beacon

Todd Starnes's Fox News piece Thursday on UT's first annual "Sex Week" and its founder Brianna Rader was one of the most flagrantly irresponsible pieces of journalism I have ever laid my eyes on.

Fox News Coverage On Pope Not All That Fair And Balanced

Bethany Blankley | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

Watching Fox News, one would think that the Roman Catholic view is the only Christian view in America. It isn't: 51.5 percent of Americans self identify as Protestants -- more than double the number of Catholics.