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Is Media That Openly Declares Bias Better Than Media Claiming To Be Neutral?
A media industry that openly declares their biases is better than an industry claiming to be neutral.
Openly bias media typically has the effect of an more informed viewership. The reason being that viewers do not interpret
opinions on information
as actual fact.
No one is truly neutral, and it's better than pretending we can be.
Being alerted of overt biases allows readers to read news while being aware of a narrative.
Admission of bias creates trust.
It challenges readers' confirmation bias.
Transparency is a virtue in the information industry, but
neutrality is not improbable. Transparency and neutrality are codependent
Most biases are subconscious and thus are rarely recognized, let alone easily declared.
Neutrality is what all media corporations should aspire to.
Readers will pick and choose journalists and columnists they already agree with, instead of critically examining content.
Facts will be disputed due to acknowledged bias.
Discourse becomes centered on journalists' political leanings.
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