Media Bias

Are the major sources of news trustworthy?


Charges of media bias have never been louder than they are today. Both liberals and conservatives complain about slanted coverage of central events such as the war in Iraq and the presidential campaign. CBS was universally condemned in September for basing a report about President Bush on fake documents, but every major media outlet has come in for its share of criticism. The Fox News Channel and popular commentator Bill O'Reilly have been called little more than spokesmen for the Republican Party. And Fox, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC have all come under fire recently for the perceived right-wing slant of their reporters and political commentators. With distrust so rampant, experts are asking whether the American public as a whole can ever agree about ...

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