In an article written by The Washington Post, it discussed the United States’ strong liberal bias in media and how they polarize election voting, something crucial and influential with the presidential elections happening next November.
One argument The Washington Post made about the media was how the “bias factor” is becoming the front page news after the GOP presidential debate aired on CNBC saying the debate “has drawn consistently bad reviews for how the moderators handled the questioning.”
Turning to MSNBC’s article over the most recent debate, Fox debate lets candidates drive the conversation, it began with how much leeway was given by the moderators to the Republican candidates. MSNBC argued how the moderators allowed the candidates to “sidestep” direct questions and stick with talking points. Providing a glimpse of their game frame MSNBC states, “On the heels of last week’s Republican rebellion against the debate process, the moderators of Tuesday’s GOP debate hosted by Fox Business Network largely let candidates drive the conversation.”
As we have discussed in class, people argue that there is a liberal media bias but is MSNBC portraying the reality of the debate hosted by Fox?
As many as some of MSNBC’s followers have gone to say that we must realize that this was Fox who hosted the Republican debate, meaning is it really a valid debate? However, The Washington Post did articulate how liberal publications highlight these key points.
The Washington Post, to provide more evidence for their case, discussed how people’s voting patterns are influenced by which kind of media they follow and used political scientist Alan Gerber’s study to prove so. In his study, Gerber found that those who had several weeks of news media information were more likely to vote for the Democratic candidate.
In conclusion to discussion, it is safe to say that both news source are advocating for their preferred political party. Deciding which article holds more truth than the other is the question we should be asking ourselves.