This article from NoPC begins: “Media Bias is a myth.” Then it goes on to give a well-reasoned explanation of why this is true.
“It’s nothing more than a simple excuse for politicians to explain their failures and political defeats. A scapegoat. If you want to convince more people that your political philosophy is the right one, then stop blaming ABC for your failures. Start handing out copies of The Wall Street Journal,” Author Jeff Williams writes.
What do you think about this video by Thom Hartmann?
Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host (also simulcast as TV in 40 million homes by Dish Network/Free Speech TV). He also is author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom stars), and Warner Brothers is making a movie starring DiCaprio from the book Thom co-authored with Lamar Waldron, “Legacy of Secrecy.”
To even the playing field a bit, Eddy M. Elmer, a Canadian educator at Simon Fraser University, provides an extensive list of news organizations and their political leanings. He also provides insight about media ownership.Elmer modestly writes: “Welcome to the fruits of my hours of labour and research: a crude, overly-simplified chart reflecting newspapers’, magazines’, and broadcasters’ editorial positions (using the left-right spectrum).”
- Crude and overly-simplified it is not.
Take a look at these sites to see how media are viewed as liberal, conservative or neutral.
The Most Biased Name in News — Fox News Channel’s extraordinary right-wing tilt
Accuracy in Media claims the the news media are biased toward liberal politics. Fairness & Accuracy in Media claims the the news media are biased toward conservative politics. Supporters of these views see one group as right and the other as wrong. But the reality is not that simple. Yes, AIM and FAIR each point out coverage that appears to bolster their various claims.
Newspapers Endorsing Political Candidates: Media Bias or a Generator of Dialogue asks about the effectiveness of newspaper endorsements.
Finally, How to Read and Interpret the News may help us determine bias in what we read.
It’s really a crap shoot. Good luck! Vote in 2018.