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Here Are Some Key Ways the Mainstream Media Distorts the Truth

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August 25, 2017

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Great piece that we can use to discuss media literacy. Click here to view original web page at

Dennis Prager makes four points:

Lesson No. 1: When the mainstream media write or say that a conservative “suggested” something that sounds outrageous, it usually means the conservative never actually said it.

Lesson No. 2: When used by the mainstream media, the words “divisive” or “contentious” simply mean “leftists disagree with.”

Lesson No. 3: Contrary evidence is omitted.

Lesson No. 4: Subjects are covered in line with left-wing ideology.

The problem that conservatives don’t seem to be able to admit is they do the exact same thing. In fact of reality, we all do it all the time to a greater and lesser extent.

This is called confirmation bias, motivated reasoning, and selective perception.

Here is another story from a Conservative, Erick Erickson, that does the same exact thing that Prager accuses Liberal media.