Bill Bledsoe says,
One reader, of a local advertising forum that purports to be a “newspaper”, recently asked “What happened to the concept of reporting news in an unbiased manner?”
A classic example of news media unbiased is reflected in the news reporting by Michael Peltier, News Service of Florida, PNJ on 3-4-12, “Controversial schools bill passes Florida Senate Committee.”
Writers are quite adept at using code words and phrases to control readers’ thoughts. In this article, Peltier writes: ‘….. (the bill) was rammed through a Senate Committee…”
Of course, there is the excuse that “reporters” express their opinions, and are not held accountable for accuracy or truthfulness. They can use code words (rammed) to influence the manner in which the reader understands (?) the story. Too many reporters and columnists create news rather than accurately (and unbiased) reporting news.
With a very high rate of illiteracy among adults in Florida (and many of them vote!), there is little chance that they can see through the code words.