Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Is Fox biased? Part 1

So, after talking to some Republicans I know I decided to check out Fox News and see what they were saying. I looked at their front page to try to find the most inflammatory article, and nothing beat this one: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-lets-dems-register-students-to-vote-but-not-gop.html where it claims that Republicans were barred from speaking at a public high school originally. I couldn't believe the bias that it was claiming the school board had. If this was true, it was a totally unethical action by the school board. It also then claims that after the registration that they did allow Republicans to come following the local outrage, but the title, "School Lets Dems Register to Vote, Not GOP" doesn't reflect this because after parental complaints they did. The title is biased in that it doesn't reflect this. It then continues to the outrage! which is the other half of the article. That is bias.

Given my past experiences with FOX News, I decided to search for similar stories on Google news, and came up with a similar story from the Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/pasco-schools-ensnared-in-voter-registration-imbroglio/1253690

Biased? You bet it is.

More to come later.

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