Tag Archives: Media Bias

Distortion for the Greater Good

It’s as fascinating as it is frustrating to watch the media spin a story to suit its preferred narrative. Our weekly example comes from the controversy surrounding oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the latest affirmative action case to reach … Continue reading

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Saving Our Skins

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
I didn’t think much of it one way or the other when Harrison Weinhold brought up the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the podcast we recorded over a week ago.  The conversation meandered from…

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Understanding Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation of the rights secured by the Fourth … Continue reading

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Lenses

Presented without comment (other than to say I’m mildly fascinated by it), here are the headlines and Gawker stories on the recent or semi-recent deaths of various famous people.  Click on the link to go to the original article, or … Continue reading

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Saving Our Skins

I didn’t think much of it one way or the other when Harrison Weinhold brought up the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the podcast we recorded over a week ago.  The conversation meandered from weighty issue to weighty issue, and the … Continue reading

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What Media Bias Looks Like

Partisan complaints about media bias are nothing new.  Conservatives have long argued that most mainstream print and television outlets tilt left.  Progressives counter this assertion by suggesting that, despite the dearth of conservatives among MSM journalism, the companies that run … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Honest

In the midst of my daily constitutional through the virtual halls of Sporcle, a peculiar banner ad caught my attention. Like most free websites, Sporcle relies on high traffic and banner ads to create revenue.  The banner ads range widely … Continue reading

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