ABC Stresses Disapproval of Bush, But Approval Only Down 1 Point

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on June 15, 2005

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-Read the excerpt below from June 8, 2005 "CyberAlert", found at MediaResearchCenter.org.
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Anchoring World News Tonight, Charles Gibson stressed how “there is troubling news for President Bush in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll: 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the President’s job performance. That’s the highest disapproval rating for Mr. Bush since he took office.” But as the June 8 Washington Post article on the poll noted, “Bush’s 48 percent job approval rating was essentially unchanged from the 47 percent rating he received in a late-April poll.”

With a margin of error of three percent, a one point move is hardly significant.

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The excerpt below is an example of bias by SPIN.