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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bias? What Bias?

I've heard it said that reality has a liberal/progressive/Leftist bias. If anything, the opposite is true, though in any given election the general public may lean left. What certainly does have a liberal or progressive slant is the mainstream media:
The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law.
The paper (or channel) which reports that it's a good thing that 2.5 million more people will lose their jobs as a result of the pet policy of the Beloved Leader is not acting as an unbiased news agency, but rather as a cheerleader. This is not "some jobs are disappearing/going over seas as new jobs come in to replace them," but rather just "jobs will be lost in an already down economy, and that's a good thing because we cannot make the One look bad." Jobs are lost, and so people make the best of a bad situation, but the papers will make the job loss seem like the good situation and ignore that the people who are making the best of it would (mostly) rather be employed.  They might as well write "The chocolate rations have been increased from thirty grams to twenty five grams!"

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