-Read the excerpt below from Rich Noyes's post at newsbusters.org on March 20th.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.
MRC analysts reviewed every mention of [Saddam’s] trial on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news from October 16 (when the networks began previewing the trial) through March 15 (when Saddam himself took the stand).
MRC found the networks spent nearly three times as much airtime on Saddam’s courtroom antics as on the serious testimony of his victims and the documentary evidence that Saddam himself ordered the killing of more than 140 residents of the Shiite town of Dujail and the imprisonment and torture of hundreds more townspeople. Details:
In contrast, the first six months of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial garnered 431 stories (824 minutes) from those same networks… Simpson was accused of killing two people; Saddam is thought responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths.
In contrast, the networks allotted just 11½ minutes for witness testimony and evidence, just slightly below the nearly 12 minutes devoted to suggestions Saddam would not get a fair hearing….
For the complete report, go to MRC.org.
Why do you think that the networks are not airing much of the testimony and evidence against Saddam Hussein?
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.
Opinion question. Answers vary.