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(I just added FAIR to the outside link section).  This article seems rather strange to read - it is three lists, basically.  Not sure I follow the "notes" section, one is just a link to a geocities web site? [[User:Human|Human]] 18:05, 21 April 2007 (EDT)

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the partisan skewing or

Media bias is a natural result of the differing opinions of persons involved in the media, specifically news-media, which may show through to various degrees in program content or focus.

attempt to eliminate bias as much as possible

Left wing media bias has become a rallying cry for most right wing groups, in the United States in particular, who view it as a symptom of the degeneration of traditional values and and possibly even a cohesive conspiracy to corrupt America's values.

Conservapedia came about confronting radical liberal bias, See: Examples of Bias in Wikipedia

It has been reported that one of the major mainstream media (MSM) organisations, the BBC admits anti Christian & anti Israel bias. [1] [2] & has been accused by an Archbishop as being pro Islam & frightened of criticising Islam [3].

Conservative bias is also present in the media; the UK Guardian newspaper accused FOX News Channel of this, while the BBC displayed concern over one-sidedness at Conservapedia.


I took a journalism class from a famous Boston Globe columnist, and she did nothing to help me write in unbiased way, although she paid lip service to the idea. Sorry, I don't have any class notes to back this up, so I better not say her name.

Also, Columbia University has a "respected" journalism department, but aren't its graduates among the most liberal biased of anybody in the media?

Another aspect of this topic is that the word "bias" is habitually applied to "any idea I disagree with". It's like calling someone "prejudiced" or "stupid". Is there really such a thing as objectivity, and if so how can we attain it? --Ed Poor 09:01, 17 April 2007 (EDT)

Ellen Goodman? RobS 14:42, 20 April 2007 (EDT)

Organization of article?

(I just added FAIR to the outside link section). This article seems rather strange to read - it is three lists, basically. Not sure I follow the "notes" section, one is just a link to a geocities web site? Human 18:05, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
  1. BBC confesses bias on religion, politics, WorldNetDaily, October 23 2006
  2. BBC admits: We are biased on religion and politics, y net news.com October 23 2006
  3. BBC frightened of criticising Islam, says archbishop, Telegraph.co.uk, November 15 2006