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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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 1/23/2020 News reports make up the majority of content aggregated on the AllSides daily news feed. The content’s original publisher typically designates it with a “News” label, or presents it in a section of its website that is clearly separate from any “Opinion” sections. Today,...
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Media Bias Update: Bloomberg News Announces It Will Not Investigate Democratic Candidates

In November 2019, after Bloomberg News owner Michael Bloomberg entered the 2020 presidential race, the news outlet announced that it would not do investigative reporting on Bloomberg or any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. It is an apparent admission that the organization...
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Media Bias Alert: Coverage of Don Cherry's Firing Differs on Left and Right

Longtime TV personality Don Cherry, considered by many to be a legendary personality due to his 38-year career, was fired by Sportsnet Monday after he said not enough people (or immigrants, depending on whom you ask) in Toronto wear poppies to honor veterans on Remembrance Day. The...
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Project Veritas, CNN and the Ethics of Undercover Reporting

On Monday, Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group that seeks to uncover media bias, began releasing videos that claim to reveal a paramount anti-Donald Trump bias within CNN. Videos present undercover recordings of CNN president Jeff Zucker telling employees to “stay focused” on...
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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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