A Biased Bruise or a Truthful Trauma?

Monday, November 14, 2011


Bias and truth are in the eye of the beholder. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

According to an article by The Huffington Post, Bachmann's campaign team can prove CBS bias against the presidential hopeful. An email from a CBS employee was mistakenly sent to a member of her campaign team.

CBS pointed to Bachmann's low 4% in response to Bachmann's campaign team's accusations of bias. If a candidate is sitting at 4%, a debate moderator wouldn't need to ask the candidate many questions.

This follows the role of agenda setting. Americans haven't made Bachmann a priority, so the media has no reason to report on her.

What the campaign team calls 'bias' is 'truth'. They can't contest the 4% from CBS's cited poll, so the team calls any negative news 'biased'. What is their truth?

Photo by Gage Skidmore

2 comments:

Lance Kramer November 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

Why do we need to view the opinion of a candidate that has lost a lot of respect from the voters? The truth is Bachmann does not need to be covered much or asked a ton of questions because of her loss of creditability.

Dylan November 14, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

This was a good point. Even if the majority does not want her to be president, why does she not deserve to be reported. Is it possible the she could not be worthy of a turn around, much like Perry?

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