Unpacking Media Bias in Coverage of Rand Paul, Rachel Levine Exchange

Media bias was on full display following an exchange during Dr. Rachel Levine’s confirmation hearing last Thursday in front of the U.S. Senate. Dr. Levine is President Joe Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Health and is transgender. During the hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who...
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How to Spot Media Bias: Omission of Source

A common type of media bias seen in the press today is omission of source attribution. A recent Poynter article explored how reporters who used terms like “baseless” or “falsely claimed” often did not include a source to help the reader understand why something was false. Omission of...
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Media Bias 101: The Difference Between News, Analysis, and Opinion

Many media outlets do not properly label content. You can be easily deceived by media bias when you think you’re reading news, but are actually reading someone’s opinion or analysis. These guides can help you learn how to spot the difference. News: What happened. Analysis: What happened...
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Media Bias Alert: Spin and Slant Skew News Reports on Trump-Woodward Interviews

Journalist Bob Woodward’s revelation this week that President Donald Trump privately conveyed his intent to “play [COVID-19] down” in February has commandeered mainstream news, reframing election chatter around Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Outlets on all sides are zooming...
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Media Bias Watch: How Stories are Placed

AllSides frequently provides case studies that illustrate how bias appears in the media. Read more about AllSides’ 11 Types of Media Bias here. Tuesday, December 10th was a busy day in the news media, with Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment and President Trump taking major...
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Media Bias Alert: Los Angeles Media Ignores Homeless Camp Trash Cleanup

Los Angeles residents who read only media outlets from one side of the political spectrum may have missed an important story this week. As AllSides outlines in 11 Types of Media Bias , a comprehensive guide to spot bias in the news, bias by omission is a type of bias in which news outlets...
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