LabelingBias

South Carolina: Not Quite as Backward as It Used to Be

How nice: "People like Chip Townsend, an engineer who moved his family to Greenville from Boulder, Colo., in 2006, discovered that the state is not an insular, ultraconservative bosom of the ...

Lead Story on South Carolina Debate Crammed With 'Conservatives'

Also: Remember the "early promise" of moderate Jon Huntsman Jr.'s presidential campaign? Neither do most Republicans.

Hard-Left PBS Vet Bill Moyers Returns, to Fulsome Praise from the Times

Reporter Elizabeth Jensen's fulsome tribute to lefty public TV sage Bill Moyers: "...much will carry over from the old program, including Mr. Moyers's thoughtful interviews with thinkers who ...

'Conservative Christians': Another Biased Labeling Eruption at the Times

Conservative label overload: "Many religious conservatives question Mr. Romney's bona fides on what to them are non-negotiable issues, like opposing abortion and same-sex marriage. Pointing to the ...

NYT Goes Label-Crazy on 'Conservatives' in 2012, But in 2008 Dems Were Only 'Populist'

The New York Times used the word "conservative" 12 times in a campaign story from New Hampshire, but in 2008 reporter Michael Powell called Michael Dukakis a "pragmatist" and ultra-liberal ...

NYT Goes Label-Crazy on 'Conservatives' in 2012, But in 2008 Dems Were Only 'Populist'

The Times used the word "conservative" 12 times in a campaign story from New Hampshire, but in 2008 reporter Michael Powell called Michael Dukakis a "pragmatist" and ultra-liberal politicians John ...

Double Standard: 'Enigmatic' North Korean 'Rulers,' but Right-Wing 'Dictators' Use 'Terror'

Can we declare a moratorium? December 17, 2011 web headline: "Kim Jong-il, North Korea's Enigmatic Strongman. A July 10, 1994 headline: "Kim Il Sung, Enigmatic 'Great Leader' of North Korea for 5 ...

'Conservative' Christian Labeling Overdose in Iowa

Conservative, you say? Susan Saulny reports from Des Moines: "Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Family Leader, a conservative advocacy group popular with evangelical Christians here, has been ...

'Conservatives' vs. 'Women's Rights Communities' on the Morning-After Pill

Labeling slant in a story on Obama blocking sale of the morning-after pill to girls under 17: "...with conservative and anti-abortion groups opposed and public health and women's rights groups in ...

'Barney Frank, Moderate'

Discussing the retirement of the extremely liberal Mass. Democrat, former reporter David Firestone shows he has a sense of humor: "But economically, Mr. Frank is essentially a centrist."
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