COMMENTARY

Lara Logan Is Right About Media Bias

Accuracy in Media’s Carrie Sheffield: “In order to unify our country and rebuild our civic fabric, we must address this lack of trust in the media that Logan identifies. Trump calls out media bias and is the strongest industry watchdog that conservatives have had in decades. This in part helps explain his sky high approval ratings among Republicans. Even if journalists dislike him, they owe it to the American people to respect and give a fuller picture of his policy approach. They need to quit playing the role of activist and stick to the role of reporter.”

62% In US See Partisan Bias In News Media

In a contentious political landscape, Americans increasingly believe the news media generally favors one political party over the other, according to a new poll by Gallup. Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults say the media has a favorite, up from about 50% in past years. Just 27% now say the media favors neither major party.

COMMENTARY BY ANTHEA BUTLER

Media’s Double Standard Covering Killers

U.S. media practice a different policy when covering crimes involving white suspect and those involving African Americans and Muslims. Shooters of color are called “terrorists” and “thugs.” Why are white shooters called “mentally ill”?