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A example of media bias:

what happened:
Pope Benedict quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Muhammad had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things. There is an outcry from Muslims that this statement is offensive.

The point of this post is not to address the right or wrong of the statement, but rather to point out the way the news treated this story. Time and time again, a news network started the story by saying "An offensive statement by the Pope has angered Muslims."

While the statement did offend people, I do not think it is objective to present the story as if the statement was offensive, which to me implies intent. It's semantic, but it just rubbed me the wrong way. It is not the job of a news organization to label the statement as offensive, even if it did offend people. Maybe it's hair-splitting- is my Catholicism showing?


Okay, off the soapbox.



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