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October 24, 2003
Media Bias Explained (in a Fair and Balanced Manner)

OxBlog's David Adesnik posts one of the clearest definitions of media bias:

The implicit premise of Matt's statement is that any factually correct statement has a legitimate place in the news. Yet surely a professional journalist such as Matt knows that editorializing is not just a matter of expressing subjective opinions, but emphasizing certain facts at the expense of others.

Check out the example that David uses, and how he rewrites it in a completely factual manner but changes the entire tenor of the piece. This should be required reading for any of us who express frustration at media bias and get challenged to define it.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 24, 2003 5:49 AM

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