Tag Archives: Media Bias

North to Alaska and Earth’s Wild Journey Through Space and Time

The always effervescent one and I just returned from a memorable trip to Alaska via British Columbia and the Inside Passage. We traveled by plane, train, and automobile, but also by cruise ship, over a period of 19 days seeing … Continue reading

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Dr. Ben Carson is the Actual Winner of Recent Quinnipiac Poll

Earlier this week, Quinnipiac University released its latest poll of the Republicans seeking the nomination for President of the United States. There are many ways to look at this or any poll, but this one was interesting because of a … Continue reading

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Faulty Assumptions and Illogical Reasoning

Editorial writers often present arguments based upon false assumptions. When this is followed by illogical reasoning, the result may be amusing, frustrating, or both. This, of course, depends entirely upon the perspectives and psychopathologies of the readers and whether they … Continue reading

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How Would You Grade Our Schools?

How do you feel about the schools in your community?  How would you grade the nation’s schools?  How many of you would award your child’s school an A, B, or perhaps an F? The Gallup organization has been polling Americans about their … Continue reading

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On Being Human and Biased

Last I checked, all newspaper, radio, Internet, and television reporters are human.  The same holds true for commentators, bloggers, editors, publishers, photographers, videographers, and the guy or gal that delivers your paper.  Being human, they have world views, attitudes, passions, slants, frustrations, … Continue reading

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On the Closing of Parks and Bridge Lanes

What is unexpected about this photograph?  It’s Yosemite National Park on a pleasant Sunday afternoon in the fall, but that is not unusual.  It is a beautiful scene, one enjoyed by millions of visitors each year, but that is neither … Continue reading

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Perspective

Keeping our perspective when flooded with breaking news alerts, well-crafted talking points, juicy sound bites, screaming headlines, and 140-character tweets, among other insults, requires effort. Every single day we are assaulted with a torrent of sensationalism to grab our attention.  It includes purposeful … Continue reading

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