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    The Media Bias Chart

    The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?


    Came across a page with chart-modeling of media bias by patent attorney Vanessa Otero (@vlotero). At the link above, she explains her chart methodology.





    Related: The Viral Media Graphic (with special thanks to Vanessa Otero)


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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    I don't see anything about blatant and excessive use of unnamed sources.

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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    Great chart proving, once and for all, that MSNBC and Mother Jones are hardly biased at all.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    A chart made by a liberal for liberals. I'd like to see a chart made by a non-partisan group....if there is such a thing anymore. What's ironic is that she apparently has a blog called "All generalizations are false"...yet her chart is a generalization.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Great chart proving, once and for all, that MSNBC and Mother Jones are hardly biased at all.
    I am curious about the methodology used to determine where to place each outlet.

    I don't disagree with much of the placing, except I wished they had created an entirely different netherworld for infowars.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    In general I think the Icons should be shifted Left a half square.... and I think that would be fairly accurate.

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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?


    Came across a page with chart-modeling of media bias by patent attorney Vanessa Otero
    You do realize that in the view of most DP "conservatives" (I put that in quotes since they've forgotten what conservatism really is), everything to the left of the National Review is all horribly biased liberal media, right? 'Cause if the news isn't in strict accordance with far-right dogma, it's obviously controlled by Hillary....

    Edit: I wrote this before I read comment #6. I rest my case.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    It seems like a reasonable chart, with significant room for good-faith disagreement.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Great chart proving, once and for all, that MSNBC and Mother Jones are hardly biased at all.
    No. It says they are as biased as the Weekly Standard, the Examiner and American Conservative. Not sure if I would apply the same weightings, but that seems kind of reasonable.

    I read that as "definitely biased but not total garbage". YMMV.
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    Re: The Media Bias Chart

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    I am curious about the methodology used to determine where to place each outlet.

    I don't disagree with much of the placing, except I wished they had created an entirely different netherworld for infowars.
    I find that that the media bias/fact check site is much more honest and objective in their evaluations. One must remember that most media bias is simply by omission (facts or events intentionally omitted) followed closely by using loaded words such as right-wing or far-left (quite selectively, of course) to refer to persons, places or ideas. There is no such thing as a "fair interpretation" of the news not showing bias - but I would accept a "fair presentation" of the news not showing bias.

    One of the most glaring examples of media bias (MSNBC and Fox News are prime offenders) is using live video footage of a "protest" yet not a lick of first person "on the scene" interviews of participants. Instead they bring in carefully selected "guests" to explain what the protestors "really meant to say".
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