Media Bias - Surprise

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Sun Aug 24 07:28:22 MDT 1997


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This is for this that still mighthave a tiny doubt about media bias:

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Vol. 4, No. 34                                            8/22/97

                  MEDIA BALANCE IN THE CROSSFIRE

     We've always suspected it, and now a new study confirms it:
network news programs in American today have a decidedly anti-gun
bias.  Astounded by the overtly slanted stories which ran in the
wake of the Supreme Court's decision overturning the Brady Act,
researchers at the Alexandria, Virginia-based Media Research
Center decided to examine every gun control policy story which
has aired on the major networks' morning and evening news
programs from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1997.  What they
discovered is enough to convince even the most skeptical person
that when it comes to covering the right to keep and bear arms,
there is simply no balance to be found.  Out of 103 evening news
segments, anti-gun stories outnumbered pro-gun stories by a 70-6
margin, with 27 reports being labeled as "neutral."  Overall, out
of the 224 non-neutral stories, 157 were biased in favor of gun
control.  This revelation led the researchers at MRC to wonder if
the media would be so friendly to politicians and lobbyists
seeking to place more restrictions on the First Amendment.  A
good question, indeed.  To read the full Media Research Center
report, visit their website at http://www.mediaresearch.org.

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Dennis Putnam                   Public key can be obtained from:
Loganville, Ga.                 <http://www.ilinks.net/~dap>

Stupid quote epitomizing modern liberalism:

"The whole point of the Constitution is to limit at some point and in some
way popular will."
Robert Post, Berkeley law professor on Ca. prop. 209 restraining order.
(L.A. Times)



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