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Hello! I’m AllSides Managing Editor Henry A. Brechter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Here’s your AllSides balanced briefing for today.



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See news from left, center, and right-rated sources with our balanced Headline Roundups on these stories:

  • The Supreme Court took up its first case on the landmark Section 230 internet law, and immediately appeared wary of making major changes. Sources across the spectrum framed that wariness — at least in part — as the result of the judge's limited understanding of the internet. At one point, Justice Elena Kagan said the justice are "not, like, the nine greatest experts on the internet."

  • A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released last week showed former President Donald Trump beating Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 46% to 23%, in a hypothetical 2024 Republican primary. The same poll also found that only 36% of Democratic voters would back Biden in a party primary.

  • Conservative entrepreneur and writer Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. He told Fox News's Tucker Carlson that he's "launching not just a political campaign, but a cultural movement to revive American national identity itself."



What does Biden's Ukraine visit mean for the war going forward?

Some writers painted it as a symbolic victory and a "vitally important message of solidarity." Others framed it as less significant, with one columnist quipping that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy "needs ammunition, not a visit."

See more views from across the spectrum with our balanced Headline Roundup.



Did Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) move to allow police to access information on women's menstrual cycles?

The Guardian (Lean Left bias) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom accused Youngkin of supporting the "extreme" policies, but others on both sides of the media said those accusations were false.

See more context from across the spectrum with our balanced Headline Roundup.



Fox News (Right bias) and other right-rated media largely ignored last week's story on how Fox personalities doubted Trump's 2020 election fraud claims despite entertaining them on TV. This media bias by omission was especially problematic, since the people it's most relevant to — Fox's conservative readers — likely didn't see any coverage about it.

Meanwhile, CNN's (Left bias) Don Lemon is undergoing formal training after saying that women Nikki Haley's age are not in their "prime."

See the breakdown of bias in coverage of the Fox News election lawsuit, and a perspective on what both CNN and Fox's situations mean for the future of cable news.



A 23-year-old English woman completed a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean in record time, traveling 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 59 days.


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Henry A. Brechter is the Managing Editor of AllSides. He has a Center bias.

This briefing was reviewed by Politics Editor Beth Hicks (Right bias) and News Editor Joseph Ratliff (Lean Left bias).