Argumentative Essay On Media Bias

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Being addressed for over the last decade, many Democrats believe there is no media bias, yet Republicans do believe of a media bias. Yes, media bias is prevalent and a problem. Media outlets hold a bias for the democratic party, why else would democrats not believe in a bias? The media uses their powers to influence the elections with a democratic controlled media, a conservative belief of bias and little objectivity. Our country is provided with false information and bias in the news. Democrats run the media. For example - in 2012, when interviewing President Obama 60 Minutes never referenced his past problems in college. They only mentioned what He had a done in politics. Likewise, in an interview with CBS - Mitt Romney was attacked for …show more content…
If we apply objectivity, though, is there still a bias media presence? Fox News tends to favor conservatives while CNN tends to favor liberals. This constant balancing act between the news networks allows the argument to be held for media bias being combined on a level playing field. Even on the internet we see an even-balance of media, especially with different blogs being written by the American people like Newsbusters.org and Americanthinker.com. Media bias, is arguably, much harder to hold now-a-days due to the fact that Watchdog groups have “kept an eye on reporters ' work.” (Farhi) Groups which include satirical comedians like Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert or groups that do watch and critique journalist like Accuracy in Media or Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. These groups attempt to keep the media bias balanced. "When all 's said and done, left-leaning reporting is balanced by reporting more favorable to conservatives." - Paul …show more content…
The media monopoly consists of the likings of Disney, AOL/Time Warner, Viacom and the News Corporation. These media moguls own ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Allowing large companies to own these networks creates “dangerous consequences for American society and culture” (Greenhouse) because of the political beliefs soaring through the company from the Chief Executive to the Producers to the reporter 's desk. The content provided is then published to all-Americans to “enlightens us” (Miller) and “tell us everything we need to know pertaining to our lives and liberty and happiness.” (Miller) The content contains not only the beliefs of the Chief Executive of the media conglomerates but also that of the producers - which they typically lean towards the left. The news the public receives is not the truth - it is the facts that are passed down through a broken system of

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