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Feb 13 2019
Has the Age of Trump Artificially Moved Media Bias Ratings to the Left?
The majority of the mainstream media is left leaning, as you can see from AllSides’ media bias chart and nearly 600 media bias ratings. But in the age of Trump, is the media really left leaning, or do they simply appear left leaning in reaction to him — a president many perceive to be far right?
AllSides has been tracking and rating media bias for years now. Since the election ofJohn Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Nov 10 2020
Perspectives: Trump Hasn't Yet Conceded the Election
President Donald Trump has not yet conceded the 2020 presidential election to projected winner Joe Biden. Multiple major media outlets have declared Biden the race's winner, and he's widely expected to be elected the 46th president; Trump has claimed the election was manipulated against him, and he and other Republicans have filed lawsuits alleging voter fraud and vote-counting discrepanciesWall Street Journal (Opinion) New York Times (Opinion) The Hill
Aug 27 2020
Biden to Debate Trump Despite Pelosi's Calls to Cancel
Joe Biden said Thursday he won't skip the upcoming presidential debates with President Donald Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters earlier that day she thought the debates should be canceled. Pelosi cited Trump's 2016 presidential debates, and said that she did not think Trump had "comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data and facts."SFGATE The Hill Washington Examiner
Aug 19 2019
The War on Empathy
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Better Angels.
Take a look at the meaning of the word empathy. Ruminate on its definition—"the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." It is the light by which we may call forth the best qualities of our fellow Americans, and in so doing, call forth the best in ourselves. One would not think this could be controversialJohn R. Wood Jr.
Dec 10 2021
Perspectives: Jussie Smollett's Guilty Verdict
Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty Thursday of filing a false police report about a racist, homophobic hate crime against him in 2019, which prosecutors said he staged by paying the assailants.
Smollett, who is gay and black, claimed that two men wearing Make America Great Again attire assaulted him, put a noose around his neck and said "this is Trump country" one night in JanuaryWashington Examiner MSNBC Newsweek
Sep 21 2017
The Subtleties of Media Bias
As we discussed in a recent blog post, everything we read is biased, as all individuals are consciously and subconsciously influenced by their own unique life experiences. Therefore, readers shouldn’t solely seek out unbiased sources, but rather deliberately consult multiple angles.
But how exactly does bias play out in the news, apart from the obvious? A great deal of it isGrace Debusschere
May 17 2021
Perspectives: Concerns About Consumer Inflation
Rising consumer prices are spurring concerns and debates nationwide as the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.2 percent year over year in April, the fastest increase since September 2008. Prices have risen recently across many sectors, including energy, used automobiles, airlines and hotels. The National Federation of IndependentMarketWatch Washington Post The Epoch Times
Apr 27 2021
Census Reports Record-Low Population Growth, Changes to House Seats
The U.S. population grew at the second-lowest rate in American history over the last decade, the Census Bureau reported Monday. The lowest rate came in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Demographic shifts led California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York to each lose a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, while Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Florida,CNN (Online News) Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Examiner
Nov 25 2015
Holiday Table Conversations
Happy Thanksgiving from AllSides!
Every year around this time, we think about how holiday gatherings sometimes devolve into bitter arguments about political matters, and that's not what we want to see in the world. We're about seeing all sides through thoughtful consideration and lively, considerate debate. [You can still see this week's news and top stories at AllSides.John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
May 15 2022
'Racially Motivated' Shooting Inside Buffalo Supermarket Leaves at Least 10 Dead
A teenage gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, leaving 10 people dead and three more wounded.
Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man, drove over 200 miles from Conklin, NY to Buffalo to conduct the attack. Heavily armed and donning tactical gear, he stormed into a Tops Friendly Markets in a predominately black neighborhood and opened fire with a rifle bothWall Street Journal (News) HuffPost National Review