Hot Button Topic Series: The History of Bias in the American Press

Selectively citing facts and omitting others in a war of information, is not a practice held exclusively by 21st Century companies like Fox News and the MSNBC. “Fair and balanced?” “Most Trusted Name in News” These contemporary press slogans are in the eye of the beholder. Bias is an American tradition. Though one can argue it adds to the polarization of our nation, I ask, what is the alternative?