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Unformatted text preview: Michael Knutson Media Bias I) Introduction A) AGD 1) Malcolm X once said, The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses. 2) Today media outlets are readily available wherever you look. 3) With these outlets comes a generous amount of bias B) Statement of Relevance 1) As our generation begins to hold positions of power in the world, it is important that we learn to formulate our own opinions regarding current events and political policy C) Statement of Credibility 1) I am an independent thinker who rarely takes media coverage at face value. 2) I am not affiliated with a political party D) Thesis Statement 1) Whether you get your news from television, newspapers, articles, or the Internet, it is important to recognize that media coverage is largely biased. E) Preview of Points 1) Why there is bias 2) The types of bias the media uses F) Transition 1) It is impossible to remain completely uninfluenced by biases because everyone has biases II) Body A) Why is there bias? 1) The media is a business a) Because news outlets are independently owned, they are in the game first and foremost to make a profit 2) Political Party Affiliation a) FOX News is largely republican while CNN and MSNBC are mostly democratically biased B) Major Types of Bias according to How to Identify, Expose & Correct Liberal Media Bias 1) Omission a) Strategically leaving out one side of a story, or disregarding facts that disprove an argument...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course COMST 102 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .
- Spring '07