USA Today Leaves out Minimum Wage Earner’s Liberal Activism

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 6, 2006

“Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability,” the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) advises its members.

That’s not how USA Today reporter Stephanie Armour’s September 5 story on “living with the minimum wage” appeared in the paper. The full-page story and photo essay told how hard it is to live on a paycheck close to Florida’s minimum wage of $6.55 an hour. It left out that the star of the piece – depicted simply as a “low wage” worker – was an activist for a group that advocates a wage increase….. 

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