Ignoring Saddam’s Mass Graves, Covering Undies Photo ‘Outrage’

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on June 1, 2005

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-Read the excerpt below from May 20 "Media Reality Check", found at MediaResearchCenter.org.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

How do undies pictures of Saddam in the newspapers compare to Saddam’s mass murder on the human rights meter? NBC’s record of coverage suggests America should find the undies pictures more outrageous. Today treated it like a human rights scandal, inviting on Saddam defense lawyer Giovanni DiStefano to voice his outrage. NBC didn’t cover the latest discovery of Saddam-era mass graves in southern Iraq. …

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


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The excerpt below is an example of bias by STORY SELECTION and OMISSION.