Jennings Takes Snide Shot Over Difficulty to Improve View of U.S.

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on March 16, 2005

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-Read the excerpt below from MRC.org's March 15 CyberAlert.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

Peter Jennings on Monday night uttered one of the kind of remarks which earn him his smug image as one eager to denigrate the U.S.   Following a soundbite on World News Tonight of Karen Hughes, the Bush administration’s new Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, saying “perceptions” of America “do not change quickly or easily. This is a struggle for ideas,” Jennings snidely interjected: “In some parts of the world, that will be taken as an understatement.”

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The excerpt is an example of bias by spin.