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Political Science Essay 1) How is the media, biased, more towards progressive-liberal values, conservative values or in both directions depending on the specific media outlets you may access? Explain your response. (2) Find two or more examples of media bias (video clip, article, images) and attach to your Dropbox submission. Explain in detail how these example/s represent media bias and the impact that it has on public opinion. As part of your research and examination of media bias include recent polling data results showing the public’s confidence in the objectivity or fairness of the media. Provide an Internet citation for each polling source discussed. America is an amazing country because of freedom and the opportunities it offers its people. One of the most important freedoms of the United States is our government and our freedom to openly discuss what we love about our government and, most importantly, what we do not like about our government. The freedom of speech is greatly represented by our mass media. America’s media has helped define our country and build our country with its roots significance beginning as early as the 1700’s. With politics being such an open topic from the beginning of the country’s time people have discovered groups where their beliefs and ideologies align. Under These two main ideologies, we the people label them as either Liberalism or Conservatism. While these beliefs may have changed and molded over time, the two groups still have huge differences between them today. It is very important to understand the difference between each political party’s ideology. A very broad interpretation between the two would be that conservatives favor order more than liberty, while Liberals prefer liberty more than order. We can see this basic setup through-out national security, crime policy, moral policy, and economic policy. The media has hundreds of different outlets in our current time, more often than not these media outlets lean more to one side of the political spectrum. The media is biased in both political directions, with the most popular bias outlets, from each side, being CNN and Fox News. (as you can see in exhibit 1 below)
The media is biased because it shares information that can be focused more on opinion than fact. This opinion is based on which news outlet you look at and their ideology. With current events the media will share maybe some basic knowledge about this event and share how this was bad or good based on their idea of what is bad or good. Ideologies are prescriptive, and that’s how news can be bias. The particular media is interpreting a story how they think it is

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