Submitted By momoftwo71
Detecting Media Bias December 9, 2012
Detecting Media Bias Being able to make critical evaluations comes to play with an importance towards news stories with stories about the news media being biased against President Obama. There is a news coverage story that involves about Senator John McCain making the claim that the press was being biased and only supporting Obama during the election time. McCain, upset over the extent to which his campaign has been eclipsed, launched a video on the internet entitled Obama Love, with quotes from television anchors and journalists that he regards as evidence of bias (MacAskill, 2008). The news story that was covered for this paper is to be accurate and has sufficient depth and breadth. For the reason there is documentation from both sides towards the issue that is being discussed. It discusses about what the issue at hand is about in detail with specific facts. This news story could have covered more about why Senator John McCain felt as though President Obama was getting more attention towards the election time than the Republican Party. It seemed to just focus on what Senator John McCain’s issues were. But since Obama won the Democratic nomination last month, his campaign team has complained repeatedly that the US media is behaving as if the election is a foregone conclusion (MacAskill, 2008). Something to consider from this article about the facts that were and were not considered involve what evidence this story had towards how news media coverage was being biased towards President Obama. Take for example a reading in this news article about how a video is proof of bias with the media involved. McCain, upset over the extent to which his campaign has been eclipsed, launched a video on the internet entitled Obama Love, with quotes from television anchors and journalists that he regards…...