One of my biggest pet peeves is the accusation that the media is liberal. Study after study have proven that this isn't the case, and it's not. Certain places where one gets news probably have a slant, and that's okay. I understand that when I read The Washington Times, I'm going to get ridiculously biased articles like 'Party Trumps Race' for Steele Foes, and if I read The New York Times, I'm probably going to be reading articles that slant the way in favor of issues like gay marriage and reproductive choice. It's the job of the reader or viewer to use some critical thinking, discern the slant, and take from it what one can - regardless of bias. Because there just isn't any such thing as no bias.
In fact, it's scariest when a channel decides to proclaim itself "fair and balanced." You pretty much just know that fairness and balance are fucked when someone has to proclaim themselves fair and balanced.
Case in point - one of the more fascinating examples of media bias I've ever seen. Heck, it's not even bias, it's just a plain old lie. It's really pretty amazing.
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