This is why people who are convinced there is no such thing as media bias…

November 2nd, 2012

…are wrong. Being biased doesn’t only mean purposefully treating one side differently than the other. Unconscious bias is just as unfair and infinitely more common.

10 Questions a Pro-Choice Candidate Is Never Asked by the Media – Trevin Wax.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  November 2nd, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wow, all sorts of leading questions there. Number 7: Appeal to moral authority via a niece? False correlations abound, trying to pin abortions to racism instead of poverty. Number 8: Stuff words in mouth.

    What about all the reporters who don’t follow-up when the candidate answers “God did it” or “God says so”?

    Do you think “the media” will get better if we have more folks around like Brian Sikma and Christian Schneider?

  • 2. Roland Melnick  |  November 3rd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    And the media never asked a leading question of a Republican?

    Foust claiming to know more about the racial implications of abortion than Dr. King’s niece…hilarious. He must have a pretty strong looking glass to see the inner-city from lily white Jefferson County.

  • 3. John Foust  |  November 3rd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    And Roland reaches for the ad hominem.

  • 4. Roland Melnick  |  November 5th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    What’s wrong with Sikma and Schneider? Why do you perceive the existence of differing opinions as a matter of making things better or worse?

  • 5. John Foust  |  November 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Differing opinions are great, especially when people are willing and able to change their minds. One would hope they’d do that on the basis of reason and evidence, not propaganda.

    Sikma and Schneider? The first pretends to be a reporter, but isn’t. The second is … well, they’re both actively engaged in outright deception, no?

    And yet you’re willing to suggest that because I now live in Jefferson County, I couldn’t have any valid opinion about downtown Milwaukee.

    You don’t think there’s a connection between poverty and abortion? You think some secret white supremacist cabal is encouraging poor black women to have abortions?

  • 6. Roland Melnick  |  November 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    “Differing opinions are great, especially when people are willing and able to change their minds.”

    LOL…so differing opinions are great so long as they don’t differ for too long? Not exactly brimming with tolerance are you John?

    Why is it that the emergence of Schneider onto the pages of the J-S will make things worse, but the writings of Eugene Kane or Dan Bice do not?

    Would Bice’s endless coverage of the silly comments made by a nephew of Tommy Thompson make Edward R. Murrow proud?

    Does One Wisconsin Now raise the level of debate? If yes, how are they different/better than the Maciver Institute?

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