-Read the excerpt below from Dave Pierre's post at on Feb. 16th.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the questions.

Maybe you’ve heard about [the AP story of] former Vice President Al Gore accusing the United States of “terrible abuses” that include “indiscriminately round[ing] up” Arabs and holding them in “unforgivable” conditions. 

…the remarks were made on Sunday on foreign soil in Saudi Arabia. If you have heard about this story, it wasn’t from a print edition of the Los Angeles Times, which has failed to publish even one word about the episode (as of February 14, 2005)!…

[Note: did post an AP wire story about Gore’s remarks, but this post refers to the actual print edition of the actual paper.]

For the complete post, go to

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:


Which two types of media bias is the excerpt an example of?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.


The excerpt is an example of omission and story selection.