Friday, November 11, 2005

NEWSHOUR NONESENSE: WHAT LIBERAL BIAS?

A quick excerpt from Thursday's PBS News Hour, featuring the non-mentioning of one side of a debate as liberal, courtesy of moderator Jeffrey Brown:

We look at the debate over spending priorities now with Brian Riedl, lead budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy institute, and Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, a consortium of advocacy groups working on issues affecting the poor. Welcome to both of you.

The debate is framed as conservatives vs. the poor, right off the bat.

THAT IS LIBERAL BIAS, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT.

Doesn't the Heritage Foundation also work on "issues affecting the poor?" Won't the agenda of the Coalition of Human Needs affect all of society, not just the poor? Just some thoughts.

1 comment:

Lone Ranger said...

After more than three decades as a journalist, I can testify that journalists are overwhelmingly liberal -- and most don't even realize it.