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Writing Assignment Lessons 3 Karim Tmimi American Government Professor Hamilton 25 September 2020
1 Political bias has been a part of media coverage for decades and is most commonly portrayed in ideological biases, with a slant in news that is covered in different news outlets. This bias is more noticeable in recent times, with less than twenty percent of American adults trusting the media to report news without bias as of 2018. Although both a liberal and a conservative media bias have been argued by the opposite political parties, media bias is present in both Democratic and Conservative parties. Liberals argue that conservative bias is present in news outlets, especially Fox News, a media outlet with consumers that tend to have a more positive view of the president. This is reflected in the statistics, with Republicans trusting Fox News more than any other outlet and Democrats distrusting it more than any other outlet (Gramlich, 5). Fox News has been accused of spreading misinformation, one example being examined in an article in The Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin. In the article, entitled “Fox News has succeeded — in misinforming millions of Americans”, Rubin highlights the fact that people who name MSNBC or CNN as their main news source are more likely than those who name Fox News to answer questions about the coronavirus correctly. Rubin explains that the people who listened to Fox News on this matter got something much more serious than biased information; they received wrong biased information from a media outlet so greatly biased in its goal to support the president, which could have caused conservatives (the main audience of Fox News) to expose
2 themselves to deadly risks.

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