Why Media Bias is OK

December 16, 2011

All the media is biased. Right AND left, conservative AND liberal. And that’s OK. What’s not OK is how all the media pretend they are fair and balanced and neutral. Not only is that a lie, but it gives them the sneaky ability to declare their stories as the absolute truth. Since they purport to deliver just the unbiased truth, you cannot refute their angle. The bottom line is, it’s impossible for the media to be unbiased, because it’s impossible for people to be unbiased. And what is the media if not just collections of second-hand accounts of events seen through the eyes of fallible, complex human beings? It’s time we got rid of this 200-year old notion of unbiased media, America. Let’s make our media accountable again.