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Blog 2: Is the Media Biased?

Everyone today watches some sort of news or news network.  Whether it is in regards to Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, or serious in regards to NBC, CNN, MSNBC or Fox News, news media is all around us.  One could argue that all news media is biased in one way or another.  I believe that each network has its own beliefs and core ideals that they follow when reporting the news.

For example, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC are predominantly shifted to the liberal side of news. The analysis of news stories on these networks definitely leans towards the left and those who report on these networks seem to have an interest in liberal politics and have a disliking for conservative politics.  Talk show hosts like Keith Olbermann who until recently was on MSNBC is a great example of this.

On the flip side, media outlets like Fox News leans largely to the right or conservative side of news reporting.  I believe that while Fox News prides its network to being “fair and balanced” they are nowhere near this.  Talk Show hosts like Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly are prime examples of conservative or right-wing media bias reporting.  A prime example of Glenn Beck and his media biases can be seen below.

All media seems to almost certainly have some kind of biases in it one direction or another.  I highly doubt that there will be a day where the media will not be biased in one party’s direction or another.

  1. February 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Is there a difference between opinion shows like Keith Olberman and the regular “news” on MSNBC? What about between Glenn Beck and the regular news on FOX? Do biased opinion shows make the entire network biased?

    What about newspapers? Does an opinion page that is typically shifted one way influence the news sections of that paper?

    Good blog post. Your grade is posted in blackboard.

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