One of my frequent rants revolves around my belief that there really is no such thing as unbiased reporting. There is just no way to create an interesting story on news or events without allowing personal feelings to creep into the article. The news service Reuters has just allowed personal bias to taint their headline of what should have been a simple story – regarding a national event. Their title went “Wife of Trayvon Martin’s killer pleads not guilty to perjury“. There are many ways they could have written that title. But they chose to sensationalize the story with a headline designed to cast a negative/guilty image on the George Zimmerman trial. The Reuters Headline seems to have played judge, jury and hangman on the George Zimmerman trial before it even starts. I have yet to read or hear anything on the Zimmerman trial that sways my opinion towards guilty or not guilty verdict. Yet Media bias is alive and well and hard at work in the Zimmerman trial. And they managed to use a story about the legal troubles of Zimmerman’s wife, not the Zimmerman murder trial itself, to attempt to kneecap the George Zimmerman defense. Tainted Jury Pool anyone?
- Glenn Beck on Liberal Media Bias (notyrants.blogspot.com)
- Liberal Media Bias (conservativeread.com)
- Former TV Producer On MSNBC WaWa Edits: ‘I’m Done’ Denying Liberal Bias (mediaite.com)
- The Trayvon Martin Case, Update 14: Crumbling Foundations and Disqualification (statelymcdanielmanor.wordpress.com)
- How ‘Confirmation Bias’ Can Lead to War (theatlantic.com)