NBC 26 Commits Bias by Labeling

WGBA NBC 26 |  2/1/2017


On February 1, 2017, during its 10 pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) reported on the violence that was unleashed at U.C. Berkeley in response to Breitbart News editor and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance that evening on campus.

Watch the report:

Notice the anchor’s use of the terms “alt-right,” “controversial, ” and “extreme-right” when describing Yiannopoulos, yet the individuals starting fires and ramming things into windows are described as “protestors.”  

This is a perfect example of bias by labeling and spin.

NBC 26 uses terminology that casts a negative light on Mr. Yiannopoulos – a conservative – while using terminology that downplays the violent acts committed by those individuals who opposed Mr. Yiannopoulos – liberals.  

Again and again, the media demonizes conservatives in order to justify the illegal and anarchical acts of liberals. Notice, we never hear the media use the term “alt-left” or “extreme-left.” One has to ask:  if starting fires and destroying private property isn’t “extreme,” what is?

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