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Media Bias

Media bias in the United States occurs when the media in the United States systematically emphasizes one particular point of view in a way that contravenes the standards of professional journalism. Claims of media bias in the United States include claims of liberal bias, conservative bias, mainstream bias, and corporate bias. To combat this, a variety of watchdog groups attempt to find the facts behind both biased reporting and unfounded claims of bias. Research about media bias is now a subject of systematic scholarship in a variety of disciplines. (Wikipedia)

Sharyl Attkisson has compiled a media bias chart with the help of her followers.  She points out about it that:

I’ve updated the following subjective chart based on information compiled from various sources and your feedback. Some sources have shifted left or right, others have been added including: ESPN, McClatchy, the Federalist, Conservative Review, Washington Monthly, Twitchy, Gateway Pundit and Conservative Treehouse.

Please note that outlets on left and right sometimes publish material that’s on the opposite side of the political spectrum, or that has no political leaning at all. The placement is based on perceived overall tone and audience. Position on the chart doesn’t necessarily imply credibility or lack thereof. Sources on far right and far left have, in many instances, produced excellent, factually correct information at times.

I have loosely placed more traditional information sources in the top half of the chart working down toward aggregators, fact-checkers, opinion sites and less news-related sources. (This posed some position challenges since most of traditional information sources are left-leaning.) I did not attempt to place individual programs or broadcasts.

Compiling such a chart is obviously difficult for many reasons, some of them having to do with space. The spacing should be considered relative and not an indicator of absolute position. A number of the information sources technically belong on top of one another. You have contributed terrific ideas, such as sizing boxes based on audience, and dividing into quadrants. This is a work in progress. Thanks for your input!

Truthers should already understand that left or right leaning is important but much less important than deep state leaning. I’ve had to learn which news media to trust and, of course, which ones are conspiracy deniers, fake news outlets, double speak outlets putting out disinformation, etc. As a lifelong Christian, I am right leaning by nature, but I also believe conservative values are in line with the Founders and Christianity, and ultimately we are in a spiritual war where Satan’s war on Christianity has deceived many to abandon conservative values, thus most on the left are not fully in line with truth, but may align with some truths. Certainly not all on the right are trustworthy either as the deep state tries to control both sides.

Chronological History of Media Bias

 

A Report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy Analyzes News Coverage of President Trump’s First 100 days in Office

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. The report is based on an analysis of news reports in the print editions of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the main newscasts of CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, and three European news outlets (The UK’s Financial Times and BBC, and Germany’s ARD). Findings include: President Trump dominated media coverage in the outlets and programs analyzed, with Trump being the topic of 41 percent of ...
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Thousands of Irish Gather in Dublin to Protest Media Coverage of Abortion Following Recent Bias of 33 to 1 Pro-Abortion Articles

On 11th March, several thousand pro-life people came together in Dublin to call out the media over its bias on abortion. The evening event outside the Dáil was the first of its kind in Ireland. Media bias in favour of abortion is now so entrenched that the time for tiptoeing around the issue is over. Some journalists seem a little puzzled that for once we are asking the questions not them. But media balance is a basic feature of a healthy democracy. Without it a small clique of journalists end up wielding excessive power and setting the political agenda ...
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Internal email Entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at Stratfor claimed Obama’s Then-Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan is Targeting Journalists.

On Sep. 21, 2010, Internal email entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at “global intelligence” company Stratfor (a CIA front organization) claimed Obama’s then-Homeland Security adviser John Brennan was targeting journalists. “Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources,” writes one Stratfor official to another. The email continues: “Note — There is specific tasker from the [White House] to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode…” “The Wonder Boys” reportedly refers to the National Security ...
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18-Month LA Times Study Shows that the Press Favors Abortion Rights in their Coverage

A COMPREHENSIVE LOS ANGELES TIMES STUDY FINDS THAT THE PRESS OFTEN FAVORS ABORTION RIGHTS IN ITS COVERAGE, EVEN THOUGH JOURNALISTS SAY THEY MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE FAIR. A four-part study of major newspaper, television and newsmagazine coverage over 18 months, including more than 100 interviews with journalists and with activists on both sides of the abortion debate, confirms that this bias often exists. Part 1. ABORTION BIAS SEEPS INTO NEWS Part 2. ABORTION FOES STEREOTYPED, SOME IN THE MEDIA BELIEVE Part 3. 'RALLY FOR LIFE' COVERAGE EVOKES AN EDITOR'S ANGER Part 4. 'ABORTION HYPE' PERVADED MEDIA AFTER WEBSTER CASE Highlights of the series' findings: ...
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Carl Bernstein, Following the Church Committee Hearings, Reports that Over 400 Journalists had Secretly Carried out Propaganda Assignments from the CIA

Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, himself a government paid insider, wrote: More than 400 American journalists … in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters.... In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations. Among the executives who lent their cooperation to the Agency were [the heads of CBS, Time, the New York Times, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and Copley News Service.] Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include [ABC, NBC, ...
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Communist Defector Bella Dodd, a CPUSA Leader, Publishes ‘School of Darkness’ & Claims that The New World Order is Communism

Bella Dodd, a former leader inthe Communist Party of America (CPUSA) in the 1930's and 40's who defected, wrote "School of Darkness", which reveals that Communism was a hoax perpetrated by Jewish Illuminati financiers "to control the common man" and to advance world tyranny. Dodd describes Communism as "a strange secret cult" whose goal is the destruction of Western (i.e. Christian) Civilization. Millions of naive idealists ("innocents") are tricked by its talk of helping the poor, but it cares only for power. Bella Dodd was born Maria Asunta Isabella Visono in Italy about 1904. A brilliant and dedicated woman, she ...
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Congressman Oscar Calloway Testifies to Congress “JP Morgan Purchased the Most Influential Newspapers in America to Manipulate the Public to Join WWI”

U.S. Congressman Oscar Calloway testifies to Congress on February 9, 1917 that: In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press . . . They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by ...
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