Yesterday’s “Best of…
Yesterday’s “Best of the Web Today” column by James Taranto (a daily must-read) has a rather long section (scroll down to “High Bias”) on how the news organizations keep spinning the news, including:

  • A New York Time headline that says precisely the opposite of what the story says.
  • An AP headline that sounds more ominous than it really is.
  • Speculation and editorializing in an AP news report.
  • Headlining poll results with selectively aggregated information.
  • Poorly worded poll questions.

And guess which way–pro- or anti-Bush–all these stories are slanted? (Do I really have to ask?)

(Cross-posted at Stones Cry Out. Comments welcome.)

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