Why Questions with False Premises are Biased
I was wandering the corridors of Clownhall this morning to see who could amuse me the most with their rhetorical balloon animals and squirting flowers. I came across a column by Dennis Prager called “Why Reporters—and Judges and Professors—Are Biased”. We know we’re in for a laugh-fest right out the gate, because the title alone is based on a false premise. We first need to establish that they are biased. Only then can we ask why.
Prager begins with:
That the news media were biased in the 2008 presidential election is now acknowledged by fair-minded people, left or right
He then cites one guy over at Time magazine for proof. Let’s skip Prager’s one data point and ask the real FAIR-minded people. Their answer: No.
Well, I guess we can throw away the rest of Prager’s column then.