Journalism in the United States

Mr. Burns talked about three different biases evident in the media, only one of which he argued is avoidable. The first bias is a… read more

Mr. Burns talked about three different biases evident in the media, only one of which he argued is avoidable. The first bias is a liberal political one, which he argued could be avoided by hiring a balanced number of liberal and conservative journalists. The second bias is one towards simplicity, which he said cannot be avoided because of the plummeting literacy rates in America. The third bias is sensationalism, which, in his opinion, cannot be changed due to the short attention span of Americans. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Eric Burns Host FOX News Network->FOX News Watch
  • Alex S. Jones Director Harvard University->Shorenstein (Joan) Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy

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Journalism in the United States

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 2, 2002
Last Aired:
Nov 3, 2002

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  • Nov 02, 2002 | 10:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 03, 2002 | 1:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
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