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.

3 Responses to “Why Questions with False Premises are Biased”

  1. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Well, it is a well-known fact that the truth has a heavy liberal bias.

  2. Ron Britton Says:

    I think Stephen Colbert’s quote is “Reality has a liberal bias.”

  3. TheOtherOne Says:

    Well, after all, we’ve learned that facts are sexist . . . .