Media Bias Alert: Media Ignores Coronavirus Death Rates to Attack Governors

Even in this time of crisis and death, some in the news media launched partisan attacks on Republican governors regardless of actual data, including how many people have died. We see this in the media all the time: journalists often cherry-pick commentary and data to support the side they...
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Mapping Coronavirus Cases: How Graphics Provide Different Perspectives

Which map of COVID-19 coronavirus cases elicits more alarm? This map: Screenshot: 12:03 pm EST on March 27, Johns Hopkins real-time coronavirus map Or this map: Via Foster’s Outriders , published March 16 These maps are from different days, and COVID-19 cases have been rising...
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Political Polarization Is No Longer Just Red v Blue: It’s About Memetic Tribes

The United States is politically polarized — but perhaps not in the way you think. We tend to think of “polarization” as two competing red and blue tribes, each far away from the other in belief, values, and ideas, battling for political territory. Republican versus Democrat. Elephant...
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Teaching Children to Resolve Conflict: Q&A with "Two Tribes "Author Tyler Storlie

Earlier this summer, we wrote about a new children's book, Two Tribes , that exposes the dangers of political polarization and shows that solutions and compromises are both possible and necessary for humans to thrive and get along in peace. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Two...
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The Psychology of Polarization And How We Can Overcome Our Prejudices

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Bridge Alliance . The polar vortex may have retreated for the winter months ago, but the political polarization within the United States certainly has not. Just as meteorologists provide scientific explanations for our frozen toes, social...
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Audit: Google Heavily Favors CNN and Left Media in Mass Shooting Coverage

RESEARCH REPORT The days following two tragic mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX were extremely active for newsrooms nationwide. But readers who used Google to learn about the shootings may have seen an overwhelming majority of news from left-leaning media sources — CNN, the New...
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President Trump Tweets About Media Bias in Wake of Mass Shootings

President Trump tweeted about media bias following two mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. The shootings had claimed 29 lives as of Monday afternoon. The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed...
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When Talking to Liberals, Conservatives May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor’s note: See our list of terms liberals may want to avoid when talking to conservatives. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other...
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A House Divided: Polarization, Media Bias, and Why You Should Care

The following is a guest post from Et Socialum.com. Birds of a Feather Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a good bet that most of the people you interact with share many of your beliefs. Republicans flock to Republicans – Democrats flock to Democrats. If this is...
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Media Bias Revealed in Coverage of Violent Portland Rally

Media reports surrounding a Portland rally in which the presence of far-right and far-left groups resulted in violence — including the beating of a journalist — have much to reveal about media bias. A video Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan posted to Twitter during the demonstration on Saturday...
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We Polled Our Twitter Followers During the Democratic Debates. Here's What They Think About Healthcare, Student Debt and More

The first Democratic debate had Twitter ablaze on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ten candidates debated on the first night, with the other 10 debating on night two. AllSides live tweeted the event, and conducted a number of polls to see how our followers felt about some key issues. Let’s...
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