Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sing a Song of False Balance

How is “false balance” or “both siderism” routinely used to distort reality in the corporate news media?
Let’s say a group of Oklahoma college boys is exposed on video singing that black people are n***ers who will never be permitted in their fraternity. Within 24 hours, major corporate news media discussions suggest that the actions of these gleeful Greek racists can be blamed on rap musicians and/or a gay writer in Seattle who has somehow “coarsened the discourse,” whatever that means.
Even where guilt is beyond dispute, the corporate media disputes it with arguments that are absurd on their face, but serve to shield right-wing political agendas.

1 comment:

  1. Yet it is called the "Liberal" media. And the minions believe that.