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For all those who argue against big media's influence...(2 posts)

For all those who argue against big media's influence...94Nole
Nov 11, 2003 8:35 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A23966-2003Nov10?language=printer

But, no, that's not bias by a major media outlet.
That's not bias, it's just dumbing down.Cory
Nov 11, 2003 10:23 AM
I agree it's a national problem--you should hear some of the discussions I've had about what viewers and readers are smart enough to understand--but it's not bias. They're just trying to find a question simple enough that people won't switch over to reruns of "Roseanne."
In most of the media, there's a constant battle over this. The reporters and low-level editors who gather and present the news want to cram in as much as they can. The marketing and circulation people argue--probably correctly--that you'll sell a lot more papers showing Barbara Bush (no, the OTHER Barbara Bush) with her shirt off than you will presenting her father's economic policy. It may be misdirected and a sell-out, but as long as they ask both sides the same question, how is it bias?