Category Archives: news bias

The Truth Will Set You Free

When journalists euthanize the truth For weeks pundits have stressed over political happenings from Washington D.C. that are out-of-reach for most of us muggles: how do we make sense of uncensored tweets from the powerful? The unvarnished shills from a … Continue reading

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Kennewick Man’s Remains Returned

This past weekend we learned in the local news that remains of a 9500-year old skeleton discovered on American Indian land 20 years ago have been returned. In honor of the decision by President Obama and Congress, I’ve reblogged my recent … Continue reading

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When Headlines Encourage Distraction

Feeling Rotten, Part 1 You could probably write the New Year’s tips in your sleep. First, there’s the worst-and-best-of lists: Best movies Worst Twitter quotes Best albums Worst-dressed hip hop artists Then there’s the concoction of clips of actors who … Continue reading

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High gloss won’t restore the sheen on the warty toad

POLITICAL NEWS: Part 3 (Earlier this week I wrote that the comb-over candidate’s spinmeisters are redoubling their efforts to curb the candidate’s runaway tongue by having him stick to a carefully scripted playbook. Today’s New York Times confirms the prediction. … Continue reading

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Science as Politics

And Politics as Science You gotta love Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Jamieson is the doyenne of political communication. In addition to her impressive career as a public affairs and media scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Jamieson is one of Bill … Continue reading

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When women win, praise the coach When men win, praise the team

Even if you don’t follow sports it’s uplifting to find women’s basketball in the spotlight. My cell phone buzzed when the University of Connecticut trounced Notre Dame to win the NCAA title, thanks to my New York Times app. But … Continue reading

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Pass the fat, bring the science

A new study on fat and heart-health is bringing out the worst in journalism. Open up the New York Times or turn on CBS news and you’ll see a meaty burger loaded with cheese, bacon and a fried egg. The … Continue reading

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