-Read the excerpt below from June 8, 2005 "CyberAlert", found at
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

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.

For the complete CyberAlert, click here.

Identifying Media Bias

To accurately identify different types of bias, you should be aware of the issues of the day, and the liberal and conservative perspectives on each issue.

Types of Media Bias:


What type of bias is the excerpt below an example of?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.


The excerpt below is an example of bias by SPIN.