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Faking the balance

This post will discuss the balance presented within our media and questions whether contested issues are really contested or just skewed.

There’s no denying that the media plays a very influential role in shaping the debate around issues and the general populations opinions. 507 more words

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Stopping the spread of infectious scepticism

Smallpox, Diphtheria, Polio. Diseases that have thankfully been somewhat kept under control with vaccinations. In fact, immunization can be credited with saving approximately 9 million lives a year worldwide (unicef 1996). 866 more words

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Ethics and Education to Rectify False Balance

The global media’s representation of global crises is important because it shapes public understanding of complex issues. Currently, a prominent example would be climate change… 471 more words

The Awkward Scales of False Balance

The icecaps are melting, the habitat of native animals is being degraded and the ozone is not the chunky layer of protective blubber it once was. 199 more words

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Climate change: The false balance of voices in the media

Throughout the course of the Media and Communications component of my degree, it has come to my attention that the media is.. shock horror.. not as reliable, honest and unbiased as we (members of society and the public) want it to be. 538 more words

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman (Before it's all Gone).

I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it…and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy.

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