LA Times Silent On Al Gore’s “Terrible Abuses” Remarks

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on February 15, 2006

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-Read the excerpt below from Dave Pierre's post at newsbusters.org 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: Latimes.com 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 NewsBusters.org.

Questions

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


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Answer(s)

The excerpt is an example of omission and story selection.