Human Exceptionalism

Exposing Media Bias by Omission in Cloning Debate

Media bias has many faces. Sometimes it is overt, such as presenting editorial comment masked as factual reportage. Or, it can be very subtle, for example, by a reporter intentionally calling on a widely disliked or unhinged personality to comment on the side of a public controversy with which the reporter disagrees. Often, it is by omission, such as refusing to fully report relevant facts.

In this Daily Standard piece, I expose several examples of bias by omission in the therapeutic cloning debate, all occurring in the last week of November. Whatever happened to excellence in journalism?

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