Leave Comedy Alone

Comedy’s recent return to the national spotlight — with new Netflix specials from Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr, and the oops-on-second-thought firing of recently-hired Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis — has brought passionate attacks on offensive speech, sweeping defenses of...
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Media Bias Alert: Hate Hoaxes and Media Ethics

The recent story of a 12-year-old Virginia girl who falsely claimed classmates cut off her hair may reveal media bias on the part of the New York Times and other outlets. A Sept. 27 Times story detailed allegations from Amari Allen, a black student at a Christian school in Virginia, who...
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Updated Media Bias Ratings: AP, NPR, Epoch Times, Yahoo! News, BuzzFeed, AJ+

AllSides has rated the bias of nearly 600 media outlets, and our media bias ratings are fluid and subject to change as outlets change over time or more information is gathered. We recently conducted reviews on a number of popular media outlets to ensure our bias ratings are up to date:...
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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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Story of the Week: Questions Surround New Kavanaugh Allegation, NYT Story

A New York Times report last week that detailed another claim of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been the subject of scrutiny, raising questions about missing details, sources and possible media bias. The original NYT article initially attracted...
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Spotting Types of Media Bias is Easy with This New AllSides Resource

How many types of media bias can you name? Many people are familiar with sensationalism in the media, but they may not know that bias manifests in the media in multiple other ways as well. A new AllSides resource, 11 Types of Media Bias , helps you learn how to spot multiple types of...
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Media Bias Alert: Higher Poll Numbers Don’t Always Mean More Democratic Debate Questions

Presidential debates are inevitably scrutinized for how many questions were asked of each candidate and how much speaking time each candidate was allowed. On the 2020 Democratic debate stage, the largest field of candidates in U.S. history, the number of questions asked can make or break...
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Media Bias Alert: New York Times and Fox News Reveal Divide on Electoral College

Last week, a Colorado federal appeals court ruled that presidential electors in the Electoral College have the right to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice, regardless of which candidate won the state’s popular vote. Coverage of the ruling in the New York Times , which...
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Social Media Wasn't Built for Balanced News

Let’s say you live right across the street from a takeout restaurant. Their prices are a bit higher than local competitors, and there are constant rumors of health code violations and mystery meat. But for the sake of speed and convenience, you usually eat there anyway. After all, you’ve...
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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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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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Project Veritas Story on Google Bias Reveals Left/Right Divide

This morning, YouTube, which is owned by Google, removed a video created by Project Veritas, a nonprofit founded by conservative James O’Keefe that is dedicated to exposing corruption. The video showed undercover footage of Google executive Jen Gennai discussing the tech giant’s search...
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American Airlines CEO Sounds Warning About Political Polarization and Technology That Divides Us

“Polarization stifles healthy debate, free thinking and compromise, and replaces them with rhetoric, groupthinking, and anger.” Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines, recently gave the graduation keynote speech for Southern Methodist University’s class of 2019 — and his...
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Is CNN Fake News?

Is CNN fake news? President Donald Trump famously told a CNN reporter, “You’re fake news” in January 2017. Fake news is now a term that has been used countless times by the media, political leaders, commentators and everyday people. People from all sides of the political spectrum believe...
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Story of the Week: Did the Media Blow It on the Mueller Report?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, but the report "does not exonerate" President Trump on obstruction of justice, according to Attorney General William Barr. Some criticized the mainstream media's original reporting on...
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