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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

False Balance in the Media



Have you heard of "false balance?" It's when a news source presents opposing views as having equal weight in a debate, even though only one of those views is supported by factual evidence.

Take Bloomberg News, for example, who recently gave fossil-fuel funded climate change denier Marc Morano a platform from which to make baseless allegations against scientists:http://mm4a.org/1d5Gz0U

Source of graphic: http://bit.ly/19JYzNM

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