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Biased about bias.

Nix to Matt Welch's attempt to cloud the issue of media bias ("Biased About Bias" December). Bias in news reporting is still out of control, and we should keep hammering at it.

Consider media treatment of the term "assault weapon" vs. "partial birth abortion," Both terms are linguistic ploys concocted by advocates to prejudice public debate. "Assault weapon" isn't a term used by firearms makers; "partial birth abortion" isn't used by abortion doctors. The press embraced "assault weapon" and uses it freely. "Partial birth abortion" never appears in news stories without a journalistic disclaimer.

Russell B. Garrard

Bellevue, WA
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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Garrard, Russell B.
Publication:Reason
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Mar 1, 2005
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