Point Of View Or Bias

There's nothing wrong with a source having a point of view--as long as you are aware of it. The problem comes when you don't realize information is biased.

  • Are there connections the author or publisher has to special interests?
  • Is the writer making an effort to present more than one side of an issue?

Sometimes it's clear if there is a viewpoint...

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and sometimes you have to dig it out.

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What the writer says is the most obvious way to detect bias.

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