Letters: Media Bias
MELISSA BLOCK, Host:
It's time now for your letters. On Friday, we aired a story about media bias. It included this bit of criticism from Chris Neil(ph), a Georgia State graduate student.
BLOCK: I don't hold much stock in people's analyzation because I know everybody's got a slant. Like, there's going to be a different slant at CNN, a different slant at Fox.
BLOCK: The reporter described Fox News as voraciously conservative, and MSNBC as tilting to the left. Both are subjective, not objective descriptions. I personally think that while some Fox personalities can be aggressive, MSNBC does a lot more than just tilt.
: If you folks were truly objective, you might have simply said that Fox is conservative and MSNBC is liberal, a clear fact, and left it to your listeners to insert their own degree of embellishment.
BLOCK: Allen Maranoff(ph) of Alexandria, Virginia, agrees. He writes: Stating that MSNBC has a tilt is absurd. The leftfield bombasts, including Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and the ever-screaming Keith Olbermann, do not have a tilt. They are committed ideologues of the worst kind.
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