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Media Bias

What media bias is, how to spot it, confirmation bias and where to get your news.

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is tricky. As pertains to news, it basically says that we tend to seek out the sources that confirm our existing bias. We tend to watch just the conservative news, or just the liberal news depending on whether our own beliefs lean toward conservative or liberal.

Not only that, when we view centrist sources, we tend to think of them as leaning to the left or right rather then the center.

Which means we are not getting the whole picture of news and events in our world.

How do you get a more complete picture? Seek out sources that challenge your bias. In other words, get your news from the spectrum of bias: conservative, liberal and centrist sources.

Which Way Does Your News Lean?

Popular media outlets and the way in which they tend to lean: centrist, conservative, or liberal. Click on the image to see the full size.