The Media And Media Bias Essay examples

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The media plays an important role by providing coverage on politics, terrorism, and anything that affects the public. With the recent terror attacks transpiring in and out of the U.S, more people are tuning in to the news. However, numerous conservative news stations are presenting information with a bias. Media bias is occurring in the news more frequently by news stations, and reporting information in a partial or prejudiced manner. Conservative news stations, voice strong opinions on the recent incidents of ISIS Paris attacks and how President Barack Obama is delegating the issue . Conservative news exploits three types of media bias, each containing semiotics, and fallacies to misinterpret the truth about the President’s recent actions.

In a commentary show on Fox news, “The O’Reilly Factor” Bill O’Reilly is well known for using bias, specifically bias by spin. In a recent commentary he uses it to condemn President Obama’s action on ISIS attacks in Paris. O’Reilly goes in depth about Syrian refugees and states "The president 's retreat from Syria has caused the massive refugee problem, and remember, one of the ISIS killers in Paris apparently posed as a refugee to enter France”. This is demonstrated bias by spin because he is only emphasizing what the President did wrong, but also commits bias by omission because he is quick to leave out imperative information of what emerged. According to BBC news there were actually six ISIS killers in…

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