Prager University Video: Proving Media Bias

Prof. Tim Grosclose shows how media bias works and has come up with a peer reviewed way to measure it.


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One Response to Prager University Video: Proving Media Bias

  1. tgrigsby7 says:

    That’s a lovely animated graphic, “Summary of Bush Tax Cuts”. What’s it based on? I saw no attribution, whereas the “liberal media” typically cites their source.

    [PoliticalArena Editor Responds:]

    Mr. Grigsby,

    The “liberal media” usually cites a source that says what they want to say or they look for a source that will. When they use “talking heads” they know what said talking head is going to say and if the talking head said something against the editorial point of view that talking head would no longer appear. This is why the same talking heads appear over and over and over and yet are presented as just random “experts”. We have countless examples of this if you doubt it. Now to answer your question.

    Dr. Groseclose, Professor of Political Science and Economics at UCLA, sites two sources in the video, his book “Left Turns” about media bias and the peer reviewed works he has published in the Quarterly Review of Economics.

    With that said, we will be happy to provide you with many sources:

    After saying that the “Bush tax cuts were only tax cuts for the rich”, Barack Obama changed his tune and asked Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class. But wait a minute; if the Bush tax cuts were only for billionaires and millionaires then what middle class tax cuts is Obama referring to?

    Reuters – Obama challenges Republicans to keep tax cuts for middle class:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called on Monday for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, seeking to steer the election-year debate away from high unemployment and portray himself as a champion of ordinary Americans.

    The tax proposal is unlikely to sway Obama’s Republican opponents in Congress, who argue that the cuts should be maintained for everyone, including higher earners.

    Obama said both sides agree on the need to keep tax rates down for middle income groups at least.


    IBT – How Much Would Middle Class Save With Bush Tax Cut Extension?

    CBS News – Obama: GOP, Dems agree on middle-class tax cut extension

    If you want the particulars demonstrating that what Dr. Groseclose said was true all you had to do was use Google (by the way we am curious, how is it that you can use WordPress but not know how to look up public information on a search engine?) and there are reams of source material. We picked one just for you to have as an example: Details of the Bush 2003 Tax Cut Plan – LINK.

    By the way, if you are interested in who is genuinely interested in soaking the middle class while watching his rich pals skate please read this link HERE. And if you are interested in more information on top of that please continue reading HERE.

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