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The Media Bias Chart (2018)

I had to drill down several levels to find the source for this oft-forwarded (and recently updated) chart, but it was worth it, both to see where it came from and to look at some of the reasoning that went into it (the author has a good multiple-part article starting here: http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/why-measuring-political-bias-is-so-hard-and-how-we-can-do-it-anyway-the-media-bias-chart-horizontal-axis/).

(Note that this is focused on US news outlets, with a few foreign outlets evaluated based on their US news coverage.)

Everyone will likely find something on here they disagree with (the author also notes that a given outlet's reporting often ranges around the background circles and elipses, so consider that before saying "X is far more liberal/conservative than that!). Your Mileage May Vary. But for myself, I'm pretty okay with it; the outlets I use in my own reading and analysis -- and the ones I stay away from -- are pretty much where I'd put them.

It also confirms one practice I have: if something strikes me as interesting or enraging or worth repeating, and it's from a source further to the either side or the bottom, then I look for info from a source further up/center, for additional information, confirmation, or different analysis. Daily Kos sometimes inspires me, but I very rarely quote it directly.

The other thing I find useful here is fodder for new places to read. I'll admit to my own bias in what sources I tend to go to, but increasing the quantity and looking for a few sources a bit further right than I currently read, at least to take a gander at them, helps keep me honest.

[h/t +Keith Wilson]
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New blog post.
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My pro sanders anti hillary stance is based on evidence.
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Saw this awhile ago, took a picture at the stupidity, just now posting. This was when I went to drop something off at UPS.
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Of note: Someone dug up the NYT's first reference to Adolf Hitler, from November of 1922. The beginning of the third-from-last paragraph seems like something I could have read in a comment thread, well, yesterday:

"But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch messes of followers..."

I have long suspected that politicians are significantly more honest than they are ever given credit for. Hitler was never even remotely subtle about his aims. Even among American candidates, you can find in their pre-election speeches a pretty clear guide to the way they think about running the country, and a fair notion of their priorities. While claims to perform economic impossibilities are routine nonsense ("Cut all the taxes, raise spending, balance the budget, provide cheap bread, and free circuses!") on most other things they're fairly straightforward.

I'm reminded of how many people on the Left were shocked to discover that Obama had no revolutionary change at all planned, and felt betrayed by his centrism, even though he had always announced it far and wide. People from all sides of the political spectrum superimposed upon him the president they imagined he would be, from a radical left-wing hero to the Muslim Antichrist.

The moral of this story: Pay attention to what people say. Assume they're telling the truth as they see it unless there's clear reason to think otherwise.

h/t @snowden on Twitter.
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Running for president of the US, but clearly focused elsewhere.
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