Doesn’t ring a bell

by Ted on December 9, 2003

Everyone knows that NBC’s Today Show is liberally biased. Which is why it’s interesting that in their segment on the manslaughter conviction of Rep. Bill Janklow, they didn’t use the word “Republican.”

Uggabugga has the audio file. I don’t think that I’ve ever watched the Today show, and I certainly wouldn’t try to use this as evidence of conservative bias. I used to have frequent arguments about the impossibility of “proving” media bias by cherry-picking examples from the hundreds of hours and thousands of pages of media produced every day. But given the intellectual integrity of the most prominent right-leaning media watchdogs, all I can say is: Live by the anecdote, die by the anecdote.



Patrick Taylor 12.09.03 at 7:06 pm

Atrios a while back linked to a Washington Times article that STILL!!! calls Janklow a Democrat


Congressman involved in cycle death

TRENT, S.D., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A congressman recently inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame was involved Sunday in an accident in rural South Dakota that killed a motorcyclist.

Rep. William Janklow, a 63-year-old Democrat who was formerly governor of the state, was driving a car that hit a motorcyclist at an intersection in a thinly populated area north of Sioux Falls, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

[my emphasis]


nofundy 12.10.03 at 3:53 pm

I thought he belonged to the Nazi party.


Sebastian Holsclaw 12.10.03 at 8:09 pm

I’m not sure that a lack of bias surprising enough for you to note invalidates specific instances of recorded bias.

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