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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:

Questions

1. What types of media bias are illustrated by Jesse Watters in his report?

2. Mr. Watters concludes his segment by saying:

“The media continues to complain that Americans don’t trust them anymore – I think these examples I just showed are just the reasons why. So until the media report fairly, accurately, correct the record and stop burying positive news for Trump, trust in the press will continue to erode.”

Do you agree with this assertion? Explain your answer.



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Answers

1. The examples illustrate bias by spin, story selection and omission.

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.