Bias by the Numbers

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Oil and Gas Prices Drop, But Nets Refuse to Credit Fracking in 93% of Stories

Networks’ evening shows rarely admit contribution of drilling technology to booming U.S. production.
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ABC, NBC Ignore Economy as Voters’ Top Concern in Post-Election Analysis

Exit polls showed economy weighing on voters' minds, but networks ignored it in 84 percent of stories.
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Chuck Todd Pushes W.H. Talking Points On Ebola: They’re ‘Very Concerned About These Mandatory Quarantines’

On Sunday morning, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on NBC’s Today to discuss the politics of Ebola in the upcoming midterm elections.  Speaking to co-host Lester Holt, Todd ...
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Networks Barely Notice White House War on Women’s Pay

After puffing up Obama as equal pay champion, roughly 95 percent of stories on pay disparity mentioning Obama ignore White House wage gap.
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Ebola: Networks 91% Confident Travel Screenings are Sufficient

But in 2010 Obama administration killed tougher regulations proponents called ‘critical.’
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Networks Confident in CDC over Ebola, 98 Percent Ignore Agency Failures

Only 1 of 54 stories express concern about CDC’s competency, handling of dangerous diseases.
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Major Papers 15-1 against For-Profit Education

New York Times, USA Today, LA Times echo liberal attacks.
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Network Coverage of ‘Extreme Weather’ Up Nearly 1,000 Percent

Ten years ago ABC, CBS and NBC barely used the phrase, now they go to extremes despite scientific disagreement.
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New York Times Touts ‘Plain Packaging,’ Downplays Impact of Taxes on Tobacco

Business story supports pro-regulatory position of Times editorial board which attacked tobacco 24 times in two years.
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Networks Nourished Anti-Vaccine Hysteria With 171 Stories on Debunked Autism Link

ABC, CBS and NBC kept debate alive while children died from drop in vaccinations.
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