|For all those who argue against big media's influence...||94Nole|
Nov 11, 2003 8:35 AM
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?