More evidence of Media Bias

by Sal on January 3, 2006

in Politics

The AP’s headline for the story on the guilty pleading of Jack Abrimoff reads “Top Republican lobbyist pleads guilty in corruption case.” Since when were lobbyists politically affiliated with political parties? By all accounts, Abrimoff was associated with members of congress from both parties, and in another story by the AP, may implicate up to 16 house members, both Republicans and Democrats.

The media bias here is unmistakable. A real headline should have read “Washington Lobbyist pleads guilty; may implicate up to 16 congressmen from both parties” or just simply “Lobbyist Abrimoff pleads guilty”. By labeling him as a Republican in the headline, it is providing the false impression that he is a Republican, and that Democrats are blameless in this matter.

Anyone who had illegal dealings with Abrimoff, Republican OR Democrat, should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But the media is playing to their template of trying to sway people against the Republican party.

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Chris January 3, 2006 at 4:48 pm

Talk about media bias, here’s (story #1) another example of blatant media bias…why won’t he just go away!!! (That’s a rhetorical plea…I know the answer to it as all of you do!)


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