How to Detect Bias in the News. Bias through placement. Page One – Teen shoots man at bus stop!! Page 35 – Teens collect turkeys to serve homeless. Bias through selection and omission. Class choices: British Lit American Lit Not offered: African Literature. Bias by headline.
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In 1977 the owner of Microsoft was arrested for driving without a license and not stopping at a stop sign. This wasn’t the first time he got arrested though. In 1975 he was arrested for driving without a license and speeding. In 1989 he was arrested for driving drunk but that charge was reduced later on.
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Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana.(AFP/Getty Images/Chris Graythen)
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Friday meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as the Obama administration tried to prevent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks from collapsing.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spent nearly a half-hour
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