See anything biased about the image below? (It’s from an early May edition of US News and World Report.) Think about it a minute, and see if you can find 3 points of possible bias.
I fancy myself somewhat media savvy, and I did notice that this magazine cover presented a very slanted message: note the draft-dodging, AWOL, appointed President, in uniform. Compare that to the photo of John Kerry, clad in a suit, on the left (oh! I just noticed that one!). I told myself that, yes, it’s biased, but, and this is where I give them credit, it’s true. In 1971, Kerry was already out of the service, and Bush was nominally serving his country.
So, let’s recap the points of bias:
* veteran Kerry, show in in suit, vs. AWOL Bush, shown in uniform.
* liberal Kerry, on the left; conservative Bush, on the right
And finally, courtesy of Slapnose, comes the observation that Kerry is decked out in a nice shade of commie red!
If you agree, please let the magazine know your feelings. Every little bit helps!