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Is the Media biased in politics?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/30/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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julias

Pro

The Media itself is very biased. If you were to watch Fox News and then watch MSNBC throughout the course of election, you would find that they have completely different things to say about the particular candidate. One will say the Democratic candidate is strong, and the Republican one is weak (or vice-versa) when in reality that is not true. The Media is partial to a particular side in politics.
TheHitchslap

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The media is not biased.

First and foremost, while it may be true that a political commentary is shown to endorse one candidate over another, this is often countered for a more "balanced" approach by having someone come on the show with the opposing view.

Bill O'Reilly is an excellent example of this, while he may appear to emphasize a conservative ideology, he often has liberal minded individuals appear on his show, and the two bicker.

Another example is Sean Hannity, none becomes more apparent than when Christopher Hitchens was on the show, and the two debated about atheism and theism.

Finally, no study is ever going to be correct. This is a matter of subjectivity, espescially in the media. Often times studies are disregarded, due to Exparimenters Bias[1]. In this case, the most prevalent of biases is the expectations bias, so if the person in question is looking to prove there is a liberal media bias in the news, due to the experimentor being a conservative, his own conformational bias is going to produce unfair results.

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Debate Round No. 1
julias

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TheHitchslap

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Debate Round No. 2
julias

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TheHitchslap

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TheHitchslap 4 years ago
TheHitchslap
fvck, my apologies, I'm gonna let it expire so that way you can find a new challenger. Best of luck to you!
Posted by Ragnar 4 years ago
Ragnar
A more interesting question might be if it's a negative factor or not.
Posted by effimero89 4 years ago
effimero89
Kind of more of a fact than a debate, everyone knows this is true, I would like to see someone argue it though...
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Vote Placed by Vulpes_Inculta 4 years ago
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