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  Doing Science Like A Girl

All Scientists Are White Men, So Those Black And Latina Ladies Must Be Janitors

TEMPTRESS.
You know what you almost never see in a survey? A 100 percent agreement rate. It just doesn’t happen, unless the sample size is like six ten-year-old boys and the question is “do you find fake fart noises amusing?” And even then you might get one outlier who insists that burps are way funnier. So this is probably significant: Read more on All Scientists Are White Men, So Those Black And Latina Ladies Must Be Janitors…
  Notorious RBG Meets Noxious WTF

Wingers Demand Ginsburg, Kagan Recuse Selves From Gay Marriage Case, Go Play Softball

Dangerous radicals
The American Patriarchy Association, fronted by spokescreep Bryan Fischer, is calling for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on same-sex marriage because they’re entirely too biased on the issue. And who better to opine on this than a man who believes the First Amendment only applies to Christians and that the only laws that are truly Constitutional are those which God would agree with? Read more on Wingers Demand Ginsburg, Kagan Recuse Selves From Gay Marriage Case, Go Play Softball…
  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments Of The Day: Labor Day Loonies Edition

Dear Sir or Madame: I am outraged by the lack of variety in the .gifs on this blog!
Happy Labor Day, workers of the world! While you and your grillables marinate in anticipation of the big holiday Bar-B-Q/bonfire, we bring you these offerings from the comments queue. Just be careful not to leave them out too long — like mayonnaise, they go bad in the sun. Read more on Deleted Comments Of The Day: Labor Day Loonies Edition…
  the daily bawler

Pollster’s Mean Questions Make Big Tough Conservatives Weep

Public Policy Polling has separated itself from the other polling outfits through one simple trick: Its polls include weird questions. It’s how we found out, for example, that God had a 52-percent approval rating last year, and that only 19 percent of GOP voters polled believed Obama was going to heaven. They are not questions of any dire importance, which is why it’s easy to chuckle at the results and move on to the ones that actually tell us real things. But this time … this time Dean Debnam and company have gone a bridge too far: They asked 979 likely Wisconsin voters how they felt about “conservative media figures.” Bias! Outrage! Somebody have a freakout! Read more on Pollster’s Mean Questions Make Big Tough Conservatives Weep…
  wise latin buddhas

LIVEBLOGGING SOTOMAYOR? Look, we’ll do this, but only if every other form of news occurring in the world gets really boring. So … yeah, probably for a few minutes this afternoon? Because why not. In the meantime, you can SATE YOUR THIRST for dull platitudes on this hot Senate porn cam. [Senate Committee on the Judiciary] Read more on …
  national embarrassments

Conviction Of Violent Creep O.J. Simpson Advances The Cause Of Racial Justice

O.J. Simpson did exactly two admirable things in his life: he played football well, and he was in The Towering Inferno. Besides that he was a completely unhinged wife-beating and likely double-homiciding egomaniacal lunatic with impulse-control problems. If you are the LA Times’ resident turdburglar Jonah Goldberg, you look at O.J. Simpson’s depressing, shameful, and entirely predictable decline — culminating in his recent prison sentence for armed robbery — and say, “Hmm, what does this have to do with that other black gentleman I have heard of, Barack Obama?” Read more on Conviction Of Violent Creep O.J. Simpson Advances The Cause Of Racial Justice…
  in the ranky stank tank

MICHAEL DUKAKIS IS IN THE TANK TOO: McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who is Karl Rove’s actual bald son, spent all morning yelling at all reporters about how they’re “in the tank” for Barack Obama. And then Politico dominatrix Ben Smith asked the campaign to back up some of the claims Schmidt was making. And then McCain spokesman Brian Rogers e-mailed Smith back, “You are in the tank.” Ha. So Ben Smith naturally wrote a mean piece about the McCain campaign, because he is in the tank. [Politico] Read more on …
  journalistic integrities

Andrea Mitchell Angry That Press Wasn’t Invited To Obama’s Basketball Game

The Obama campaign is all about IMAGE CONTROL these days and GOOD OPTICS, which is why nobody can wear a green Hamas shirt around the candidate. Now Barack Obama is stone cold ignoring the press on his Middle Eastern Hope ‘N Basketball Tour, leaving it to some military nobody to hold the camera while he shoots three-pointers when really such hard-hitting news coverage should be left to trained journalistic professional nobodies. Read more on Andrea Mitchell Angry That Press Wasn’t Invited To Obama’s Basketball Game…
 

Defiant Clinton Voters Will Stick It To The Media

Despite the fact that he now leads the Democratic nomination race by every conceivable metric, Barack Obama will not be the candidate running against John McCain. Legions of Clinton die-hards will turn out in West Virginia tomorrow to stick it to MSNBC, Robert Reich, non-hard-working white people, and other members of the sexist cabal who want Hillary to throw in the towel before she has humiliated herself in all 50 states (plus Guam, Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Tatooine). Read more on Defiant Clinton Voters Will Stick It To The Media…
 

CNN Bias Shocker!

The Malcontent catches CNN in the act of subliminal bias. Through nefarious photo selection and cropping, they subtly suggest to viewers that Vice President Cheney is only a pouch with beef. Read more on CNN Bias Shocker!…
 

Celebrate One Guaranteed First Amendment Right by Cursing Another!

Hate treason and have some time to kill? Why not head over the the DC bureau offices of the New York Times to join Accuracy in Media’s own Cliff Kincaid and some of his closest friends in a high-spirited “protest of treasonous reporting”? The fun starts at noon! Adam Nagourney might be there — he’s pretty treasonous, right? Be there (1627 I St., NW) or be objectively pro-terror. Read more on Celebrate One Guaranteed First Amendment Right by Cursing Another!…
 

Karl Rove Has A Sense of Humor

Remember that possible media bias scandal at the St. Petersburg Times? Here’s the paper’s explanation: Talk about embarrassing. We’re still adjusting to our recently overhauled system for processing stories here at the SPT, and it showed big time on our website today. It seems that in processing the syndicated column of satirist Andy Borowitz someone mistakenly labeled it to appear on the site as a straight news story. So it appeared online as a normal wire compilation. Headline: “Satan, Rove plot GOP campaign strategy.” Sheepishly, Buzz can confirm Satan and Rove are not in fact plotting anything together that we know of. Read more on Karl Rove Has A Sense of Humor…
 

St. Petersburg ‘Times’: Best Newspaper in America

Hey, St. Petersburg Times — welcome to your media bias scandal! The entire article is saved for posterity, after the jump. Though as of right now, it’s still live and online. Questions: Where did this come from? Is this Carl Cameron redux? Update: It’s from the Borowitz report. No wonder we didn’t recognize it. Also, taken down, alas. Read more on St. Petersburg ‘Times’: Best Newspaper in America…
 

His Lead Story’s In Lowercase! What a Boring Day!

On this, another in a recent run of slow-ish news days (June! Sun! Recess!), Matt is clearly grasping at straws. Some poor intern must’ve slogged through god knows how many wire photos to find the one that best illustrated that particular non-sequitur. Hey, these only took us two minutes! Read more on His Lead Story’s In Lowercase! What a Boring Day!…
 

Rumors on the Internets: Bloggers Have All the Answers

* Would a clandestine Conservative buy-out of the NYT curb the influence of liberal media? John Hawkins thinks not. Liberals will travel the earth in search of another outlet to control — until the haunting mass appeal of conservative ideology takes root. [Right Wing News] * “My folks are driving me nuts. How can I get them to understand that I really do know it all at fifteen?” Blogger Joe offers a frustrated teen some words of encouragement, unsolicited sartorial advice, and some fun things to look forward to as he ages: embarrassing yearbook photos, Tim McGraw concerts, and a treatable case of 24-hour Republicanism. [The Evangelical Outpost] * Blogger Jay interviews Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt to uncover the truth behind his Constitution Restoration Act. Aderholt tells you what it is, why you need it, and how cautious optimism is keeping it alive. [Stop The ACLU] * Deepak Chopra answers the questions of your soul. Disillusioned Americans are prescribed a heaping dose of reality to handle the duties of Superpower. [HuffPo] * Mike Pechar confirms that centuries-old suspicion that the French really like their language. The blogger scolds the stubborn and dramatic Chirac, who abruptly left an EU summit after one of his countrymen addressed the attendees in English. [The Jawa Report] Read more on Rumors on the Internets: Bloggers Have All the Answers…