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Prof. Tim Groseclose tells the interesting story of his research on bias in American media, via Powerline. One quote:
At the University of Missouri, where my coauthor Jeff Milyo had just taken a job, the press office described our study in favorable terms and posted it on a prominent university web site.
Soon after the posting, the chairs of the humanities and social-science departments held a regular meeting with the dean. Although it was not supposed to be a topic for the meeting, our study soon became the focus of a heated discussion. The chairs of the departments of sociology, religion, and German and Russian languages were especially angry, and they called it “offensive” and “scandalous.” One said “The study isn’t research. It’s agitprop for the conservative blogosphere.”
The truth hurts: the MSM is agitprop for the Left, and has been for a long time. The Prof's tale, however, has a happy ending.
The attitude of the professors is disgusting, Where is the open inquiry into any topic anytime? Where is the diversity and tolerance for different viewpoints? This is not college, this is a re-education camp run by totalitarians. I agree with Dr. Torch they are stealing taxpayers money.
I thought you knew: the women at the U of Washington, U of Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico some at U of Illinois/Chicago and Princeton, have formed a very, very tight knit and aggressive cabal. The author should not be surprised that U of Missouri is involved in this network of aggressive and leading edge fem nazis. They are no better than the Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany. Here is a link your readers might find interesting--they should be very afraid because this is going on now and gaining momentum as it has been going on for 20 years and nobody stopped them before.
For Barrister and Bruce and maybe Marianne, Buddy, and Tom and . . .
Please take a look at this man's model for argument(logic). I believe his is the model that justifies not teaching deductive and inductive logic to students. Using this model it is easy to see why students feel it is acceptable to just pile up bumper stickers in order to win a debate. It will be interesting to hear your informed opinions.
Personally, I'm sick to death of this "bias" bullshit. People working at NBC, ABC, CBS et al, are "biased" in favor of the democrat party in precisely the same way as Tom Brady is "biased" in favor of the New England Patriots.
They aren't biased. They're on the damn team. There is a profound difference. Jeez. George Snuffaluffagus is hosting a "news" show for godsake. He's a team member. He's not an observer. He's not "biased. He's all in. So are most of the vermin who populate the so-called news business.