Super-secret spy court raises alarm over feds' snooping
Itâ€™s a mysterious court that hides behind a hulking vaulted door and impenetrable concrete walls â€“ and itâ€™s where the federal government makes some of its most secretive decisions concerning Americansâ€™ basic liberties.
If you dare ask where the secret court is located, employees at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. â€“ where the court reportedly relocated in 2009 â€“ wonâ€™t tell you.
Thatâ€™s because the super-secret court is far beyond the reach of any journalist or curious American citizen....
Deliberate propaganda: Presenting bias with the intention of benefiting the media establishment. Institutional bias: The reporters and editors of a media organization may hold political views, which influence their reporting. Reporting on the Vietnam war has been cited as a notable example of such. Sensationalism: Media depends on viewership for financial support from advertisers. Thus stories that have little political value but much entertainment value may receive attention disproportionate to their impact. Scare stories are also an example of sensationalism. Omission: The inverse of sensationalism, media may overlook important but boring stories. Political correctness or sensitivity: Fearful of appearing racist or discriminatory, media may avoid any stories which reflect negatively on an ethnic, social or religious group, especially if the group is a minority. Confirmation bias: a type of selective thinking whereby people tend to report what confirms their beliefs, and to ignore, or undervalue what contradicts their beliefs. Audience bias: Readers or viewers tend to read news sources with which they agree. Thus, media must reinforce the existing views of their audience, or risk losing them. This source of bias can also reinforce the effect of a moral panic. Cont.
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Media bias is advocacy journalism gone wild, where one-sided arguments masquerade as objective reporting. It "is rarely expressed through distortion of the facts, but rather through the omission of certain facts that would be inconvenient for the outlook of the person or group reporting." A good example is Paul Krugman's claim, in his New York Times opinion piece, that "Everyone knows that the American right has problems with science that yields conclusions it doesnâ€™t like." This statement completely ignores the much worse "problems" the American left has with science, such as the climate science which refutes the junk science used by liberals to prop up their global warming theory and their "solution" to the "crisis" (see Kyoto Protocol, etc.), as well as the scientific facts that there are only two genders, that life begins at conception, among other facts.
It manifests distortion of news, commentary, non-fiction articles, textbooks, documentaries, speech codes and the like to favor one side's ideas over another's . Dictatorships and other authoritarian regimes which suppress freedom of the press are notorious for their media bias, particularly when all media are controlled directly by a one-party government.