Thursday, March 16, 2017

More Evidence of Media Bias


Last month (2/23), I shared a story about media bias and fake news.

Now comes another story ... this time in the USA Today edition within the Fort Myers News-Press ... headlined College degrees elude charter students. [By the way, the online version at this link changed the headline that was in our local paper.]


Why does this story illustrate media bias?

Because, using the information contained in this story, I could write a news piece leading to a headline just the opposite. My lead could be “Statistics show that low income graduates of charter schools graduate from college 2.55 times more frequently than graduates of public schools.”

Let’s look at the USA Today story as printed: