CBS’s ‘Early Show’ Presents Extremely One-Sided View of Domestic Spying

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on December 21, 2005

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-Read the excerpt below from Noel Sheppard's post at newsbusters.org on December 20th.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

CBS’ Thalia Assuras did a piece for ‘The Early Show’ this morning concerning the domestic spying controversy (video link to follow). In it, she exclusively presented the views of Democrat members of Congress as well as a ‘legal scholar’ who believes this program is illegal. Yet, she chose to not question any Republicans concerning this issue, or bring on a constitutional attorney with an opposing view. As a result, she presented a segment wherein Democrats and detractors of this program were seen countering each videotaped position the president made during his press conference yesterday. This gave the appearance that the president is on an island with nobody in Congress or in the legal community willing to defend this newly revealed covert program.
(For video, click here.)

For the complete posting at NewsBusters.org, click here.

Questions

Which of the following types of bias is not evident in the example below: (For definitions, see “Types of Media Bias” in the right column.)
-omission
-labeling
-selection of sources
-spin


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Answer(s)

Labeling is not evident in the excerpt above.