HOW PRINT ARTICLESAFFECT PUBLIC OPINIONSenator Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw, NC told one newsreporter in a public hearing "I am the senator, you are thecitizen. You need to be quiet”.The reporter was asking about a bill that allowed moregovernment secrecy.By only quoting the senator and not the reporter it madeSenator Tommy Tucker look like a jerk.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLESN.Y. Times Denial Of Media Bias Fails ToMake Its Argument• Hard to stay unbiased about an issue no matter who you are.• Forbes known for being somewhat conservative because of thier “high value” living.
SENATE GUN VOTEBIAS“Gun Vote Triggers Media Outcry” –Dylan Byers46 Senators recently voted against background checks forgunsMedia is outraged by Senators
SENATE GUN VOTEBIASPiers Morgan calls Senators “a pathetic, gutless bunch ofcowards”New York Times quotes Gabby Giffords who says Senate is“in gun lobby’s grip”Huffington Post published article “No Justice”Joe Scarborough said people were “insulted”
SENATE GUN VOTEBIASSenators have been attacked by numerous outlets“I guess the media get annoyed when Senators listen to theirconstituents and think for themselves, rather than doing themedia’s bidding” –Bill Kristol, Editor in Chief of WeeklyStandard
SENATE GUN VOTEBIAS“It’s clearly biased and unmistakably ideological. Theseoutlets can do what they do want, but nobody should kidthemselves about what they’re doing.” -John Podhoretz ofthe New York Post
PRAGER UNIVERSITY:PROVING A MEDIA BIASTim Groseclose talks about a bias in media93% of D.C. based reporters vote DemocratSays bias comes in not reporting certain truthsMedia says Bush Tax Cuts only benefitted rich, when thewealthy benefitted less
PRAGER UNIVERSITY:PROVING A MEDIA BIASGloseclose says media sways many Americans who wouldbe right-of-center to be moderatesGloseclose also says much of America would be right-wingvoters if it weren’t for many media outletsGroseclose said America would be as conservative as Texasif it were not for media bias in a majority of outlets
CONCLUSIONOverall no matter how hard you try it is almost impossible tobe fair to all sides of the argument.News media should do their best to minimize the gap in thebias.Even while doing this we still felt it was hard to stayunbiased.
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