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Blog 2: Is the media biased?

Is the media biased? Really? That’s like asking does a bear shit in the woods or is Jeffery Dahmer a horrible human being.  It is more true than most things we can say about life.  At the same time the media cannot function without being biased.  Some of the biggest “journalists” or television hosts are trying to report the news or speak on what goes on in our world in an objective way, but they cannot because honestly no one would watch. It creates for more interesting media outlets if there is a certain twist to what is being reported or being spoken on.

Bill O’Reilly, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Keith Olbermann, etc. The list continues on and on with very recognizable faces and how their stance in politics affects what they will speak on and how they will speak about it.

Glenn Beck has a habit of speaking his right side views on a constant basis and a lot of the time it allows him to put his foot in his mouth

Rachel Maddow who has her own political bias actually calls out another political “pundit”, “mind” in Glenn Beck with her own biased opinions

So is the media biased? Of course they are.  In our society there really is nothing called objective journalism anymore.  We just have to deal with in and weed through the bullshit bias and try to take the stories that are given to us and form our own opinions.

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  1. January 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    What are you talking about? The evening news on the big three networks at least strives to be objective. Hence, Sarah Palin’s “lamestream” moniker. Sure, they’re far from perfect, kind of outdated, but they still exist.

  2. jpullega
    January 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Striving to be objective and actually being objective are two different things.

    While nightly news on the Big Three may be less partisan or ideological than the examples given in this post, they are indeed biased based on things like which stories they choose to cover and air, which sources they use to back up said stories and when each story is to air in which slot during the allotted time period of the newscast.

    Also, I’m confused about what Sarah Palin’s “‘lamestream’ moniker” has to do with the Big Three’s strive for objectivity. Can you explain that please?

  3. February 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Two comments, one, apparently, from the wild. Nice job. Having a clear, strong voice in a blog entry (like you do) is clearly a plus.

    But, how do YOU know the media is biased? It’s obvious, according to your post, but what makes it obvious?

    And the people you mention in this post are all either comedians (Colbert, Stewart) or news commentators/pundits (Limbaugh, Maddow, etc.). These people clearly have a partisan slant to their opinions. But do these opinion programs mean that all other news media is biased? Is the 5:00 pm news show on MSNBC biased just because Maddow is? Is CBS Evening News biased just because Limbaugh exists? Is PBS News Hour biased? NPR?

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