“It’s easy to forget, but it’s true: There’s a Democratic campaign for president.” – The Washington Post
Yes, that was the very first opening sentence to The Washington Post’s article, “Decoding the Democratic debate,” the debate that was held of October 14. Clearly, there is no media bias at all. Right?
The Washington Post, known for its conservative editorial page, starts off by implying throughout the article how the Democratic debate and its candidates are running in circles with Sander’s “wonkish” crowd rallies, Clinton’s emails, and Vice President Biden’s indecisiveness for if he “feels like running yet.” Stating through specific word choice that this debate does not have much to offer to the viewers.
However not to go unmentioned was their “decoding” of certain terms Democratic candidates will prefer to use, “bluffing” what words they are actually meaning to say. Such words The Washington Post categorized under this bluff are “the undocumented” meaning illegal immigrants and “dreamers” for those who were brought to the United States by their parents, lacking citizenship. They argued that the candidates use these terms as a way to trick and convince the viewers of their certain political views.
This article was a guide to the Democratic debate and a warning to all who were planning to watch it. It is evident in the way The Washington Post phrases their wording and how they chose to highlight the Democratic debate that there is a clear bias, leaning conservative.