Missouri: NBC’s Tibbles Repeatedly Leaves Embryo Out of ‘Stem Cell Research’ Story

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on November 8, 2006

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-Read the excerpt below from Tim Graham's post at newsbusters.org on Nov. 7th.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the question.

One of the most routine (and inaccurate) tics of news coverage of Missouri’s cloning amendment and other medical-research stories is to describe the controversy over embryo-destroying stem cell research as simply a fight over “stem cell research.” To declare that a pro-life politician is “against stem cell research” is quite inaccurate (since they favor research on adult stem cells and from umbilical cord blood). But [NBC correspondent] Kevin Tibbles did that twice this morning to Sen. Jim Talent on Today, and never once even used the word “embryo”  or “embryonic” to describe the specific human lives being destroyed in the research process.

 

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The excerpt above is an example of bias by omission.