The most commonly discussed forms of bias occur when the media
support or attack a particular political party, candidate, or ideology,
but other common forms of bias include
- Advertising bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please advertisers.
- Corporate bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please corporate owners of media.
- Mainstream bias, a tendency to report what everyone else is reporting, and to avoid stories that will offend anyone.
bias in favor of the exceptional over the ordinary, giving the
impression that rare events, such as airplane crashes, are more common
than common events, such as automobile crashes.
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