Media Bias

Our next topic in this class will touch on Bias in the Media.  The definition of bias relates to being slanted, or only telling one side of the story.  How the news reports facts can shape what we believe is true.  Please read this link. After reading that page, define these concepts:

  • Diversity
  • Point of View
  • Assumptions
  • Loaded Language

After you understand these concepts 9and how they relate to media bias) watch cable news (CNN, MSNBC, Fox NEWS), or read a newspaper or magazine.  Update your comment with an example you found in the news that might be biased.  This is very challenging, so don't give up if you can't find it right away.  Need help?  Look at how people are talking about China's earthquake, Myanmar's Cyclone, or Hillary vs Obama. 

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  1. Benjamin H. says:

    1st comment XD!

  2. Benjamin H. says:

    To start off, bias is found in almost every source of media. Any sort of opinion is bias, even from neutral sides it's still bias. The only things that aren't bias are sources that don't give any opinion whatsoever.

  3. Chen C. says:

    finaaly new blog

  4. Chen C. says:

    Benjamin...you didn't answer the blog

  5. Jonathan L. says:

    Oh Chen, who cares?!
    Well One of Mr. Child's website was very very biased against the juntas. They made the juntas sound really horrible which I'm pretty sure they were.

  6. Jonathan L. says:

    Well technically I'm the first one because I answered the question first.

  7. Erica Y. says:

    it could actually go either way.

  8. Brenda G. says:

    jonathan, I think you should be quiet and stop posting blogs T_T yrr not in New Media anymore D<

    ahha, anyway back on topic.

    Diversity
    Point of View
    Assumptions
    Loaded Language

    Diversity means differences.

    Point of view means what you think of others in your opinion.

    Assumptions are sort of like guesses you make but, probably not true.

    Loaded Language means that a sentence with words that mean too much o_o

    yeah I didn't really get how to explain loaded language T_T

  9. Erica Y. says:

    hmm... thats a biased comment right there.

  10. Erica Y. says:

    you could look at the first meaningful comment (no one's... mine?!) or the first ACTUAL comment (Benjamin's)

  11. Jonathan L. says:

    Mine's is meaningful! (¬_¬")

  12. Erica Y. says:

    alright fine. your's was ok. TIP TAPS TIP! (ahem) back on.... erm.... well, martinlutherking.org is biased... (A LOT)hmm... youtube comments are.... a lot of blogs are (including this one)errr.... chinese news is REALLY biased.... discover magazine is 2... (there's this one article about someone 'stealing' eienstien's brain... although if eienstien DONATED his body in the name of science, it could really go either way..) うずまき!!

  13. Jonathan L. says:

    Naruto Freak! Japanese Freak! You were being biased by spelling Einstein's name wrong.

  14. Erica Y. says:

    alright fine. your comment is meaningful. i throw you a bone. now YOU are biased by saying i am a naruto freak. i, being of sane mind, am NOT a fishpaste obsessionist. i was merely refering 2 the spiral!!!V o yes. and also, IN WHAT WAY AM I BIASED BY SPELLING Einstein's name wrong?! (although i admit i spelled it wrong)

  15. Jonathan L. says:

    Fine whatever. But you're still a Japanese freak.

  16. Erica Y. says:

    gaah thats biased 2!!!

  17. Erica Y. says:

    the comment i just made is biased 2!!! gaah its everywhere!!! (o yes do i have 2 post the link of the biased news on...?)

  18. Jenny Z. says:

    SHUT UP YOU GUYS.
    You're not even in our CLASS!
    Why are you even on here?
    Sorry to be blunt, but dude. Seriously. You guys babble about the stupidest things that don't even relate!
    :K Sorry to be so mean and blunt, but it's getting on my nerves when I click on the blog, and all is see is Chen C. and Jonathan L.
    D:

  19. Jonathan L. says:

    Hey Hey Hey... I only did it 5 times (well six including now) besides Chen didn't do anything while I acutally did respond to the article anyways. So shut up!!! (Pardon me.)

  20. Chen C. says:

    The only reason I didn't answer the question is because we're not supposed to. I'm only here to comment.

  21. Chen C. says:

    Also, it terminates minutes and hours of my life,waiting for no life people like me to answer my comments.

  22. Erica Y. says:

    oh and the article mr. pasz gave us is biased too!!! when it says "Provide the context. Communicate to the journalist, or write a letter to the editor that includes the *relevant information*." it could go 2 ways. the newspaper could be only reporting one side of teh story becaused it's biased, or it could be only reporting the relevant faq....

  23. Erica Y. says:

    alrighty then. the definations.
    * Diversity- the difference between things (generally people- ex: when a school is very diverse, it generally means that there are a lot of different people/cultures)

    Point of View- the way you look at things (ex: if you accidentally knock your mother's favorite manga collection over, she sees you as a careless person, while you can see it as an innocent mistake)(grr it was a mistake!)
    * Assumptions- *to assume something- doesn't have to be correct, and generally isnt... (ex: as mr. pasz remarked today, although someone can look good on paper, they don't always are that good in real life)

  24. Jenny Z. says:

    Yayy! Blog! :3
    Well.
    Diversity is basically the range of different opinions, different races, and different genders. For example, when you have a panel of all males, and they are discussing whether or not women should stay home or work, you don't get a wide range of opinion.
    Point of view! w00t! POV is your opinion towards something. Say, some guy said that humans evolved from monkeys, and you say that God created us. Well, neither of you have a better explanation, and what you believe is your opinion, or your POV.
    Assumptions are when you make a stab at something, and you guess what happens or what they mean. For example, if your mom says, "We might be able to go," you either assume that she is saying you will, or you won't.
    Loaded language is like when they manipulate the words, or make it into legalese, and they make you believe one thing, where it means something completely different.
    Umm. Haven't found a biast site yet. I'm searching for anti-gay/lesbian articles.

  25. Erica Y. says:

    i agree withcha (new blog!! yay!!) o yes and thank you for reminding me- loaded language- *as jenny said, like legalese, or in layman's terms, to put things in so complicted terms, that when you read it, your brain hardly registers the main point of it. (which is generally really simple, for instance, "we are allowed to track you on the internet" xcapt in really complicated words)

  26. Chen C. says:

    i only added a comment.....

  27. Jenny Z. says:

    Chwee!~ I edit my own post. :3
    Loaded language is like saying something, but that something that you said is not meaningful, it is just something that is there to make you want to buy a product. It's like saying something is awesome, but that really doesn't say anything about it.

    ...Right? >__o

  28. Erica Y. says:

    o yes, and some people can see me as 'talkative,' while i consider myself to be 'highly opinionated' (jk.... i know im talkative):D

  29. Chen C. says:

    WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! when I checked on this blog. only benjamin and me blogged. Now after 2 hours or 3 you guys all come in.

    ..
    <
    _

  30. Benjamin H. says:

    How did I not answer the question???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  31. Chen C. says:

    define these concepts:

    Diversity
    Point of View
    Assumptions
    Loaded Language
    After you understand these concepts 9and how they relate to media bias) watch cable news (CNN, MSNBC, Fox NEWS), or read a newspaper or magazine. Update your comment with an example you found in the news that might be biased.

    This might help you understand.

  32. Benjamin H. says:

    ah, thanks.

  33. Erica Y. says:

    how do you people make the text trail off teh screen like that...???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  34. Joyce L. says:

    Diversity: difference

    Point of View: ur point of view?

    assumptions: assuming

    Loaded Language: when you say a lot of stuff to sound like its really bad or really good or things that have meaning but on itz own doesnt have any

  35. Boming(Eric) C. says:

    In my opinion giving opinions isn't always biased. To me biased is like "I want this basketball team to win and I'm the referee so I'm going to give them useless fouls" cough cough that really happened even though I'm not a basketball fan and BTW that ref got caught; or like if someone did something wrong and you want to defend them you might be biased like what lawyers do. Diversity is how the different points of view should be from all sides. If it isn't then that is biased. People can also be biased by using vocabulary. So I think it IS possible not to be biased but its difficult.

  36. Benjamin H. says:

    opinions are bias like "Dr.Phil is stupid" is bias and "Brian Wu shall conquer the world!!!!!!" are both bias period.

  37. Benjamin H. says:

    Although technically what i wrote is bias as well, and biasism isn't always right... so does that mean I was right about biasism and I am right, or I am wrong about biasism and I am wrong? O_o

  38. Jenny Z. says:

    Biasism isn't always right. Because if it was, then everyone's opinion would be the right way to think.
    Wait.
    What?
    Okay.
    No.
    Biasism is neutral, cause it can go both ways, and either way, it looks right in one way and looks right in another way. Therefore, biasism is capable of being right and wrong at the same time, and there fore neutral.

  39. Erica Y. says:

    err. ok.... i get it, but 2 normal people that would be considered contridicting yourself... or is that a biased comment to...? anyway, when we find a biased article do we have to post the link??

  40. Chen C. says:

    Five seconds before your comment....

  41. Benjamin H. says:

    technically, there's no such think as normal.

  42. Veronica Y. says:

    diversity: diversity is the difference between things

    point-of-view:point-of-view is the way people including you look at things

    assumptions: to assume somthing or to like predict

    loaded language: a lot of languages bunched up together


    ... and agreed with everybody... mr pasz mad assumptions ... like yesterday... he said people look better in paper than in person... ahaha

  43. Guillaume L. says:

    diverity= many differences,sometimes in the news, which is a good thing to have in order for more truth

    points of view= people's opinions which are put into news so its not always true

    assumptions= guesses, not always right

    loaded language= lawyer talk, so people cant sue if a product doesn't work right

  44. Tiffany D. says:

    Diversity - different, full of variety.
    Point of View - your perspective.. or the way you look/view things.
    Assumptions - the act of assuming, not knowing the complete story but just jumping to conclusions.
    Loaded Language - when people talk to try to confuse you

  45. Chen C. says:

    Oh yeah.. Mr. Pasz if your listening, can I comment also for next year for th 6th graders?

  46. William S. says:

    Diversity is when there are many different things
    Point of View is a one-sided view from one person or place, or more abstractly such as a pov in an argument
    Assumptions is when you jump to a conclusion and don't wait to double check, or even look through the facts
    Loaded Language is language that can make you think certain things that are very different from the actual fact. They are usually opinionated, not factual.
    e.x. The small dirty binder OR
    e.x. The cute little stylishly ghetto notebook

  47. Megan C. says:

    Diversity: A difference or variety

    Point of View: An opinion, attitude, or judgement on somthing

    Assumptions: To simplify a problem, shorten the time. Going into conclusion without looking into the problem

    Loaded Language: A sentence with strong negative or positive words that attempts to make the reader appeal to emotion rather then logic or facts.

  48. Elizabeth Y. says:

    Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. or a point of difference.

    Poiont of view- a one-sided opinion which mmay not always be true.

    assumption- to accept that something is true without checking it or confirming it.

    loaded language- don't mean to sound like a toddler but, when people use "big" words to confuse people and make them think a certain way.

  49. Elizabeth Y. says:

    Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. or a point of difference.

    Poiont of view- a one-sided opinion which mmay not always be true.

    assumption- to accept that something is true without checking it or confirming it.

    loaded language- don't mean to sound like a toddler but, when people use "big" words to confuse people and make them think a certain way.

  50. Elizabeth Y. says:

    oops posted twice :-)

  51. Kuan C. says:

    hmmm...wat is this... ran across a thing called micespace. interesting name...

    just saying...this whole blog is biased

  52. Joyce L. says:

    how is the whole entire blog biased?

  53. Chen C. says:

    It's not. He's biased.

  54. Kuan C. says:

    hey chen
    (/_\) wow

  55. Chen C. says:

    For the some people who recognize Kuan knows that he shouldn't be blogging...........

  56. Erica Y. says:

    WHO THE たこ焼き IS THAT GUY????

  57. Erica Y. says:

    BTW, for those of you who didnt get what i said, i said who the (takoyaki) (a food)is that gut, meaning kwan or whatever his name is.

  58. Erica Y. says:

    whoops i meant guy. sorry

  59. Veronica Y. says:

    ... its is hard to find the stuff online oobut the news that is biased... >.< aiyahhh

  60. Veronica Y. says:

    ... i dont know if this one counts... http://www.akdart.com/katrina.html#3 -sigh-

  61. Katrina W. says:

    why does that website have my name in it??? JK :-) .... anyway
    Diversity-the different "groups" of people in or like the difference in people
    Point of View- the way someone looks at something
    Assumptions-kind of saying somthing based or not based on what iformation you have and usually not right
    Loaded Language- something that is full of words that are usually very general like "marvalous" and it tells if something is good or bad. It usually just repeats everything it has already said in just different forms or fancier words

  62. Katrina W. says:

    i think this website is kinda biased http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/republicans-target-obama/2008/05/08/1210131164719.html
    because it shows the way the republicans think of obama

  63. Katrina W. says:

    i think this website is kinda biased http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/republicans-target-obama/2008/05/08/1210131164719.html
    because it shows the way the republicans think of obama

  64. Yong Xiang(Leo) J. says:

    I think that baised because it tries to get people on thier side like by telling one side of the story. The whole world is bias even you are bias but just might have not know it. Theres thousands of ecamplese of bias, too many for me to list. All you need to know is that if we never had any argumeants we would nevery be bias. (take that back we still would be bias) >_

  65. Yong Xiang(Leo) J. says:

    diverity= many differences, diffrent.

    points of view= people's opinions they are not true.

    assumptions= guesses or educated guesses that they think happened or think is.

    loaded language= very hard to understand. it covers them from bads and confuses you. (unless if your a lawyer).

  66. Jenny Z. says:

    First of all, you spelled diversity wrong. D: Bad.

    Ahahah. Secondly, POV is true and not true! POV basically equals bias, because it is opinions, you're being biased by saying that.

  67. Jenny Z. says:

    Just saying, it's weird to come to a blog, and see nothing on the first few posts but Johnathan L. and Chen C. and the occasional Erica.

    o__o
    Just saying.

  68. Erica Y. says:

    yay! im here!!! =.= and bored... gaah this is NOT biased- mr. child's homework is so.... boring.... gaah the pearl

  69. Elizabeth Y. says:

    i think the radio station, 89.3kpcc is biased because when they talk about the presidential elections, they give their opinion and kind of hint that they prefer democrats.

  70. Raymond T. says:

    Diversity: different... dissimilar... Disparate... :|
    Point of View: The way a person sees something, basically their opinion.
    Assumptions: A guess about something that might be true or not true.
    Loaded Language: Just a bunch of "BIG" words that make something stupid sound extra important and boring.

  71. Jasmine F. says:

    diversity: difference (usually used for race, gender, or ideas)

    Point of View: How one sees ideas or other news, usually political, and forms opinions from them

    Assumptions: an idea that one forms from certain context clues (rumors are a good example)

    Loaded Language: different forms of language, such as legalese. or the difference between the way we should say things (proper usage of grammar), and the way people today normally do (like instead of saying "going to" they say "gonna")

    Many magazine articles are biast, like Seventeen and Us. They take what happened, and form the story into a way that wont get them in trouble, or to get the readers on their side. The last issue of CosmoGirl (in the Real Life section) is a good example of religious ideas. And many chat rooms are biast, too. Mostly TV and magazines, though, are biast.

  72. William S. says:

    “Let’s hear a round of applause for your very own Khampa Festival,” shouted the male announcer, drawing little more than murmurs from the audience in this city in western China, just north of the Tibetan border. “One more time, this is your own real and genuine festival,” the man continued gamely, only to be greeted once again by near silence.

    It's about the Tibet protestors. I think that it is highly biased, from the reporter's point of view. How many translations and descriptions of the event did it go through before it got to the author? Certainly the author was nowhere near when it happened.

  73. Chen C. says:

    Mr. Pasz barely even comments on the blogs anymore. He only made three blogs this trimester D:

    I bet if I did something inappropriate right now such as adding a game on to the website, he wouldn't even know until next year.

  74. So Yun M. says:

    Diversity means that point of difference.

    Point of View means : The attitude or outlook of someone(=someone's point of view)

    Assumptions is some story taken for grant

    Loaded Language :which have strong emotional

    and I couldn't find the news that might be biased.

  75. So Yun M. says:

    Diversity means that point of difference.

    Point of View means : The attitude or outlook of someone(=someone's point of view)

    Assumptions is some story taken for grant

    Loaded Language :which have strong emotional

    and I couldn't find the news that might be biased.

  76. Erica Y. says:

    who are you...?

  77. Ben(Amanda) L. says:

    it's sara

  78. Chen C. says:

    What the heck.... Why is your name Ben then Amanda? I never saw you around on the blog before.... Unless your some 8th grader who never this class or just some 6th grader.

  79. Brenda G. says:

    I didn't look at any news that was biased, but can I make one up? ANYWAY, for the Hillary vs. Obama news for any of them; I think that one of the news journalists will write something better for Hillary than for Obama, or, the journalist(s) will write something better for Obama than Hillary.

  80. Ching Fung(Felix) C. says:

    Man...this is my 1st comment...finally i know how to use this blog things....=P

  81. Ching Fung(Felix) C. says:

    nobody still answer anything about the blog yet...u guyz just argue for no reasons....=.=''

  82. Ching Fung(Felix) C. says:

    heyy Amanda...u ar here too...1st comment wo!!~~`

    +oil...=P

  83. Ching Fung(Felix) C. says:

    diversity- difference

    Assumptions- It's an idea that other forms certain context clues and yea...

    Point of View- I think it means how other sees ideas or other news things for example,political,and opinions.

    Like legalese, different forms of language,also the difference between the way us saying things, and the way people today normally do too.Today,many magazine articles are biast too. They usually take what happened, and make the story into a way that can't get themselves in trouble, or sometimes,get the readers on their side.

  84. Chen C. says:

    Since Mr. Pasz is not looking....I might as well do some fun. It's nearly the end of the school year anywhere so who cares?

  85. Chen C. says:

    No one will come back and look at this blog anyway.

  86. Chen C. says:





    Media Bias - MiceSpace














    Media Bias
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    Media Bias




    Our next topic in this class will touch on Bias in the Media. The definition of bias relates to being slanted, or only telling one side of the story. How the news reports facts can shape what we believe is true. Please read this link. After reading that page, define these concepts:DiversityPoint of ViewAssumptionsLoaded LanguageAfter you understand these concepts 9and how they relate to media bias) watch cable news (CNN, MSNBC, Fox NEWS), or read a newspaper or magazine. Update your comment with an example you found in the news that might be biased. This is very challenging, so don't give up if you can't find it right away. Need help? Look at how people are talking about China's earthquake, Myanmar's Cyclone, or Hillary vs Obama.







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    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #1
    2008-05-19 18:19
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    1st comment XD!



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #2
    2008-05-19 18:34
    (Reply)

    To start off, bias is found in almost every source of media. Any sort of opinion is bias, even from neutral sides it's still bias. The only things that aren't bias are sources that don't give any opinion whatsoever.



    Chen C.
    says:

    #3
    2008-05-19 19:54
    (Reply)

    finaaly new blog



    Chen C.
    says:

    #4
    2008-05-19 20:01
    (Reply)

    Benjamin...you didn't answer the blog



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.1
    2008-05-19 20:07
    (Reply)

    Oh Chen, who cares?!
    Well One of Mr. Child's website was very very biased against the juntas. They made the juntas sound really horrible which I'm pretty sure they were.



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.1.1
    2008-05-19 20:08
    (Reply)

    Well technically I'm the first one because I answered the question first.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.1.1
    2008-05-19 20:13
    (Reply)

    it could actually go either way.



    Brenda G.
    says:

    #4.1.1.2
    2008-05-21 17:33
    (Reply)

    jonathan, I think you should be quiet and stop posting blogs T_T yrr not in New Media anymore D&lt;

    ahha, anyway back on topic.

    Diversity
    Point of View
    Assumptions
    Loaded Language

    Diversity means differences.

    Point of view means what you think of others in your opinion.

    Assumptions are sort of like guesses you make but, probably not true.

    Loaded Language means that a sentence with words that mean too much o_o

    yeah I didn't really get how to explain loaded language T_T



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.2
    2008-05-19 20:12
    (Reply)

    hmm... thats a biased comment right there.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.3
    2008-05-19 20:14
    (Reply)

    you could look at the first meaningful comment (no one's... mine?!) or the first ACTUAL comment (Benjamin's)



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.1.3.1
    2008-05-19 20:24
    (Reply)

    Mine's is meaningful! (¬_¬&quot;)



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.4
    2008-05-19 20:24
    (Reply)

    alright fine. your's was ok. TIP TAPS TIP! (ahem) back on.... erm.... well, martinlutherking.org is biased... (A LOT)hmm... youtube comments are.... a lot of blogs are (including this one)errr.... chinese news is REALLY biased.... discover magazine is 2... (there's this one article about someone 'stealing' eienstien's brain... although if eienstien DONATED his body in the name of science, it could really go either way..) うずまき!!



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.1.4.1
    2008-05-19 20:27
    (Reply)

    Naruto Freak! Japanese Freak! You were being biased by spelling Einstein's name wrong.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.4.1.1
    2008-05-19 20:31
    (Reply)

    alright fine. your comment is meaningful. i throw you a bone. now YOU are biased by saying i am a naruto freak. i, being of sane mind, am NOT a fishpaste obsessionist. i was merely refering 2 the spiral!!!V o yes. and also, IN WHAT WAY AM I BIASED BY SPELLING Einstein's name wrong?! (although i admit i spelled it wrong)



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.1.4.1.1.1
    2008-05-19 20:44
    (Reply)

    Fine whatever. But you're still a Japanese freak.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.4.1.1.1.1
    2008-05-19 20:47
    (Reply)

    gaah thats biased 2!!!



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #4.1.4.1.1.1.2
    2008-05-19 20:50
    (Reply)

    the comment i just made is biased 2!!! gaah its everywhere!!! (o yes do i have 2 post the link of the biased news on...?)



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #4.2
    2008-05-19 20:45
    (Reply)

    SHUT UP YOU GUYS.
    You're not even in our CLASS!
    Why are you even on here?
    Sorry to be blunt, but dude. Seriously. You guys babble about the stupidest things that don't even relate!
    :K Sorry to be so mean and blunt, but it's getting on my nerves when I click on the blog, and all is see is Chen C. and Jonathan L.
    D:



    Jonathan L.
    says:

    #4.2.1
    2008-05-19 20:49
    (Reply)

    Hey Hey Hey... I only did it 5 times (well six including now) besides Chen didn't do anything while I acutally did respond to the article anyways. So shut up!!! (Pardon me.)



    Chen C.
    says:

    #4.2.1.1
    2008-05-20 21:33
    (Reply)

    The only reason I didn't answer the question is because we're not supposed to. I'm only here to comment.



    Chen C.
    says:

    #4.2.1.1.1
    2008-05-21 20:07
    (Reply)

    Also, it terminates minutes and hours of my life,waiting for no life people like me to answer my comments.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #5
    2008-05-19 20:27
    (Reply)

    oh and the article mr. pasz gave us is biased too!!! when it says &quot;Provide the context. Communicate to the journalist, or write a letter to the editor that includes the relevant information*.&quot; it could go 2 ways. the newspaper could be only reporting one side of teh story becaused it's biased, or it could be only reporting the relevant faq....



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #6
    2008-05-19 20:36
    (Reply)

    alrighty then. the definations.
    Diversity- the difference between things (generally people- ex: when a school is very diverse, it generally means that there are a lot of different people/cultures)

    Point of View- the way you look at things (ex: if you accidentally knock your mother's favorite manga collection over, she sees you as a careless person, while you can see it as an innocent mistake)(grr it was a mistake!)
    * Assumptions- *to assume something- doesn't have to be correct, and generally isnt... (ex: as mr. pasz remarked today, although someone can look good on paper, they don't always are that good in real life)



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #7
    2008-05-19 20:41
    (Reply)

    Yayy! Blog! :3
    Well.
    Diversity is basically the range of different opinions, different races, and different genders. For example, when you have a panel of all males, and they are discussing whether or not women should stay home or work, you don't get a wide range of opinion.
    Point of view! w00t! POV is your opinion towards something. Say, some guy said that humans evolved from monkeys, and you say that God created us. Well, neither of you have a better explanation, and what you believe is your opinion, or your POV.
    Assumptions are when you make a stab at something, and you guess what happens or what they mean. For example, if your mom says, &quot;We might be able to go,&quot; you either assume that she is saying you will, or you won't.
    Loaded language is like when they manipulate the words, or make it into legalese, and they make you believe one thing, where it means something completely different.
    Umm. Haven't found a biast site yet. I'm searching for anti-gay/lesbian articles.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #7.1
    2008-05-19 20:46
    (Reply)

    i agree withcha (new blog!! yay!!) o yes and thank you for reminding me- loaded language- *as jenny said, like legalese, or in layman's terms, to put things in so complicted terms, that when you read it, your brain hardly registers the main point of it. (which is generally really simple, for instance, &quot;we are allowed to track you on the internet&quot; xcapt in really complicated words)



    Chen C.
    says:

    #7.2
    2008-05-19 21:58
    (Reply)

    i only added a comment.....



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #7.3
    2008-05-26 09:32
    (Reply)

    Chwee!~ I edit my own post. :3
    Loaded language is like saying something, but that something that you said is not meaningful, it is just something that is there to make you want to buy a product. It's like saying something is awesome, but that really doesn't say anything about it.

    ...Right? &gt;__o



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #8
    2008-05-19 20:42
    (Reply)

    o yes, and some people can see me as 'talkative,' while i consider myself to be 'highly opinionated' (jk.... i know im talkative):D



    Chen C.
    says:

    #9
    2008-05-19 21:59
    (Reply)

    WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! when I checked on this blog. only benjamin and me blogged. Now after 2 hours or 3 you guys all come in.

    ..
    &lt;
    _



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #9.1
    2008-05-20 17:34
    (Reply)

    How did I not answer the question???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????



    Chen C.
    says:

    #9.1.1
    2008-05-20 21:29
    (Reply)

    define these concepts:

    Diversity
    Point of View
    Assumptions
    Loaded Language
    After you understand these concepts 9and how they relate to media bias) watch cable news (CNN, MSNBC, Fox NEWS), or read a newspaper or magazine. Update your comment with an example you found in the news that might be biased.

    This might help you understand.



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #9.1.1.1
    2008-05-20 21:41
    (Reply)

    ah, thanks.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #9.1.2
    2008-06-04 20:23
    (Reply)

    how do you people make the text trail off teh screen like that...???????????????????????????????????????????????????????



    Joyce L.
    says:

    #10
    2008-05-20 16:06
    (Reply)

    Diversity: difference

    Point of View: ur point of view?

    assumptions: assuming

    Loaded Language: when you say a lot of stuff to sound like its really bad or really good or things that have meaning but on itz own doesnt have any



    Boming(Eric) C.
    says:

    #11
    2008-05-20 16:14
    (Reply)

    In my opinion giving opinions isn't always biased. To me biased is like &quot;I want this basketball team to win and I'm the referee so I'm going to give them useless fouls&quot; cough cough that really happened even though I'm not a basketball fan and BTW that ref got caught; or like if someone did something wrong and you want to defend them you might be biased like what lawyers do. Diversity is how the different points of view should be from all sides. If it isn't then that is biased. People can also be biased by using vocabulary. So I think it IS possible not to be biased but its difficult.



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #11.1
    2008-05-20 17:33
    (Reply)

    opinions are bias like &quot;Dr.Phil is stupid&quot; is bias and &quot;Brian Wu shall conquer the world!!!!!!&quot; are both bias period.



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #11.1.1
    2008-05-20 17:37
    (Reply)

    Although technically what i wrote is bias as well, and biasism isn't always right... so does that mean I was right about biasism and I am right, or I am wrong about biasism and I am wrong? O_o



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #11.1.1.1
    2008-05-20 19:10
    (Reply)

    Biasism isn't always right. Because if it was, then everyone's opinion would be the right way to think.
    Wait.
    What?
    Okay.
    No.
    Biasism is neutral, cause it can go both ways, and either way, it looks right in one way and looks right in another way. Therefore, biasism is capable of being right and wrong at the same time, and there fore neutral.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #11.1.1.1.1
    2008-05-21 21:02
    (Reply)

    err. ok.... i get it, but 2 normal people that would be considered contridicting yourself... or is that a biased comment to...? anyway, when we find a biased article do we have to post the link??



    Chen C.
    says:

    #11.1.1.1.1.1
    2008-05-21 21:08
    (Reply)

    Five seconds before your comment....



    Benjamin H.
    says:

    #11.1.1.1.1.2
    2008-05-27 20:56
    (Reply)

    technically, there's no such think as normal.



    Veronica Y.
    says:

    #12
    2008-05-20 18:13
    (Reply)

    diversity: diversity is the difference between things

    point-of-view:point-of-view is the way people including you look at things

    assumptions: to assume somthing or to like predict

    loaded language: a lot of languages bunched up together


    ... and agreed with everybody... mr pasz mad assumptions ... like yesterday... he said people look better in paper than in person... ahaha



    Guillaume L.
    says:

    #13
    2008-05-20 19:15
    (Reply)

    diverity= many differences,sometimes in the news, which is a good thing to have in order for more truth

    points of view= people's opinions which are put into news so its not always true

    assumptions= guesses, not always right

    loaded language= lawyer talk, so people cant sue if a product doesn't work right



    Tiffany D.
    says:

    #14
    2008-05-20 20:06
    (Reply)

    Diversity - different, full of variety.
    Point of View - your perspective.. or the way you look/view things.
    Assumptions - the act of assuming, not knowing the complete story but just jumping to conclusions.
    Loaded Language - when people talk to try to confuse you



    Chen C.
    says:

    #15
    2008-05-20 21:40
    (Reply)

    Oh yeah.. Mr. Pasz if your listening, can I comment also for next year for th 6th graders?



    William S.
    says:

    #16
    2008-05-21 16:22
    (Reply)

    Diversity is when there are many different things
    Point of View is a one-sided view from one person or place, or more abstractly such as a pov in an argument
    Assumptions is when you jump to a conclusion and don't wait to double check, or even look through the facts
    Loaded Language is language that can make you think certain things that are very different from the actual fact. They are usually opinionated, not factual.
    e.x. The small dirty binder OR
    e.x. The cute little stylishly ghetto notebook



    Megan C.
    says:

    #17
    2008-05-21 16:34
    (Reply)

    Diversity: A difference or variety

    Point of View: An opinion, attitude, or judgement on somthing

    Assumptions: To simplify a problem, shorten the time. Going into conclusion without looking into the problem

    Loaded Language: A sentence with strong negative or positive words that attempts to make the reader appeal to emotion rather then logic or facts.



    Elizabeth Y.
    says:

    #18
    2008-05-21 18:23
    (Reply)

    Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. or a point of difference.

    Poiont of view- a one-sided opinion which mmay not always be true.

    assumption- to accept that something is true without checking it or confirming it.

    loaded language- don't mean to sound like a toddler but, when people use &quot;big&quot; words to confuse people and make them think a certain way.



    Elizabeth Y.
    says:

    #19
    2008-05-21 18:23
    (Reply)

    Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness. or a point of difference.

    Poiont of view- a one-sided opinion which mmay not always be true.

    assumption- to accept that something is true without checking it or confirming it.

    loaded language- don't mean to sound like a toddler but, when people use &quot;big&quot; words to confuse people and make them think a certain way.



    Elizabeth Y.
    says:

    #20
    2008-05-21 18:26
    (Reply)

    oops posted twice



    Kuan C.
    says:

    #21
    2008-05-21 20:11
    (Reply)

    hmmm...wat is this... ran across a thing called micespace. interesting name...

    just saying...this whole blog is biased



    Joyce L.
    says:

    #21.1
    2008-05-22 17:09
    (Reply)

    how is the whole entire blog biased?



    Chen C.
    says:

    #21.1.1
    2008-05-22 20:46
    (Reply)

    It's not. He's biased.



    Kuan C.
    says:

    #22
    2008-05-21 20:12
    (Reply)

    hey chen
    (/_\) wow



    Chen C.
    says:

    #22.1
    2008-05-21 21:07
    (Reply)

    For the some people who recognize Kuan knows that he shouldn't be blogging...........



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #22.1.1
    2008-06-04 19:46
    (Reply)

    WHO THE たこ焼き IS THAT GUY????



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #22.1.2
    2008-06-04 19:48
    (Reply)

    BTW, for those of you who didnt get what i said, i said who the (takoyaki) (a food)is that gut, meaning kwan or whatever his name is.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #22.1.3
    2008-06-04 19:49
    (Reply)

    whoops i meant guy. sorry



    Veronica Y.
    says:

    #23
    2008-05-22 16:55
    (Reply)

    ... its is hard to find the stuff online oobut the news that is biased... &gt;.&lt; aiyahhh



    Veronica Y.
    says:

    #24
    2008-05-22 16:58
    (Reply)

    ... i dont know if this one counts... http://www.akdart.com/katrina.html#3 -sigh-



    Katrina W.
    says:

    #25
    2008-05-22 21:01
    (Reply)

    why does that website have my name in it??? JK .... anyway
    Diversity-the different &quot;groups&quot; of people in or like the difference in people
    Point of View- the way someone looks at something
    Assumptions-kind of saying somthing based or not based on what iformation you have and usually not right
    Loaded Language- something that is full of words that are usually very general like &quot;marvalous&quot; and it tells if something is good or bad. It usually just repeats everything it has already said in just different forms or fancier words



    Katrina W.
    says:

    #26
    2008-05-22 21:15
    (Reply)

    i think this website is kinda biased http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/republicans-target-obama/2008/05/08/1210131164719.html
    because it shows the way the republicans think of obama



    Katrina W.
    says:

    #27
    2008-05-22 21:16
    (Reply)

    i think this website is kinda biased http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/republicans-target-obama/2008/05/08/1210131164719.html
    because it shows the way the republicans think of obama



    Yong Xiang(Leo) J.
    says:

    #28
    2008-05-24 21:52
    (Reply)

    I think that baised because it tries to get people on thier side like by telling one side of the story. The whole world is bias even you are bias but just might have not know it. Theres thousands of ecamplese of bias, too many for me to list. All you need to know is that if we never had any argumeants we would nevery be bias. (take that back we still would be bias) &gt;_



    Yong Xiang(Leo) J.
    says:

    #29
    2008-05-24 21:55
    (Reply)

    diverity= many differences, diffrent.

    points of view= people's opinions they are not true.

    assumptions= guesses or educated guesses that they think happened or think is.

    loaded language= very hard to understand. it covers them from bads and confuses you. (unless if your a lawyer).



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #29.1
    2008-05-26 09:28
    (Reply)

    First of all, you spelled diversity wrong. D: Bad.

    Ahahah. Secondly, POV is true and not true! POV basically equals bias, because it is opinions, you're being biased by saying that.



    Jenny Z.
    says:

    #30
    2008-05-26 09:38
    (Reply)

    Just saying, it's weird to come to a blog, and see nothing on the first few posts but Johnathan L. and Chen C. and the occasional Erica.

    o__o
    Just saying.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #30.1
    2008-06-03 17:26
    (Reply)

    yay! im here!!! =.= and bored... gaah this is NOT biased- mr. child's homework is so.... boring.... gaah the pearl



    Elizabeth Y.
    says:

    #31
    2008-05-26 17:39
    (Reply)

    i think the radio station, 89.3kpcc is biased because when they talk about the presidential elections, they give their opinion and kind of hint that they prefer democrats.



    Raymond T.
    says:

    #32
    2008-05-26 20:59
    (Reply)

    Diversity: different... dissimilar... Disparate...
    Point of View: The way a person sees something, basically their opinion.
    Assumptions: A guess about something that might be true or not true.
    Loaded Language: Just a bunch of &quot;BIG&quot; words that make something stupid sound extra important and boring.



    Jasmine F.
    says:

    #33
    2008-05-29 15:07
    (Reply)

    diversity: difference (usually used for race, gender, or ideas)

    Point of View: How one sees ideas or other news, usually political, and forms opinions from them

    Assumptions: an idea that one forms from certain context clues (rumors are a good example)

    Loaded Language: different forms of language, such as legalese. or the difference between the way we should say things (proper usage of grammar), and the way people today normally do (like instead of saying &quot;going to&quot; they say &quot;gonna&quot;)

    Many magazine articles are biast, like Seventeen and Us. They take what happened, and form the story into a way that wont get them in trouble, or to get the readers on their side. The last issue of CosmoGirl (in the Real Life section) is a good example of religious ideas. And many chat rooms are biast, too. Mostly TV and magazines, though, are biast.



    William S.
    says:

    #34
    2008-06-01 15:32
    (Reply)

    “Let’s hear a round of applause for your very own Khampa Festival,” shouted the male announcer, drawing little more than murmurs from the audience in this city in western China, just north of the Tibetan border. “One more time, this is your own real and genuine festival,” the man continued gamely, only to be greeted once again by near silence.

    It's about the Tibet protestors. I think that it is highly biased, from the reporter's point of view. How many translations and descriptions of the event did it go through before it got to the author? Certainly the author was nowhere near when it happened.



    Chen C.
    says:

    #35
    2008-06-01 21:18
    (Reply)

    Mr. Pasz barely even comments on the blogs anymore. He only made three blogs this trimester D:

    I bet if I did something inappropriate right now such as adding a game on to the website, he wouldn't even know until next year.



    So Yun M.
    says:

    #36
    2008-06-02 16:08
    (Reply)

    Diversity means that point of difference.

    Point of View means : The attitude or outlook of someone(=someone's point of view)

    Assumptions is some story taken for grant

    Loaded Language :which have strong emotional

    and I couldn't find the news that might be biased.



    So Yun M.
    says:

    #37
    2008-06-02 16:11
    (Reply)

    Diversity means that point of difference.

    Point of View means : The attitude or outlook of someone(=someone's point of view)

    Assumptions is some story taken for grant

    Loaded Language :which have strong emotional

    and I couldn't find the news that might be biased.



    Erica Y.
    says:

    #37.1
    2008-06-03 17:26
    (Reply)

    who are you...?



    Ben(Amanda) L.
    says:

    #37.1.1
    2008-06-05 11:04
    (Reply)

    it's sara



    Chen C.
    says:

    #37.1.1.1
    2008-06-05 20:53
    (Reply)

    What the heck.... Why is your name Ben then Amanda? I never saw you around on the blog before.... Unless your some 8th grader who never this class or just some 6th grader.



    Brenda G.
    says:

    #38
    2008-06-04 23:01
    (Reply)

    I didn't look at any news that was biased, but can I make one up? ANYWAY, for the Hillary vs. Obama news for any of them; I think that one of the news journalists will write something better for Hillary than for Obama, or, the journalist(s) will write something better for Obama than Hillary.



    Ching Fung(Felix) C.
    says:

    #39
    2008-06-05 11:02
    (Reply)

    Man...this is my 1st comment...finally i know how to use this blog things....=P



    Ching Fung(Felix) C.
    says:

    #40
    2008-06-05 11:11
    (Reply)

    nobody still answer anything about the blog yet...u guyz just argue for no reasons....=.=''



    Ching Fung(Felix) C.
    says:

    #41
    2008-06-05 11:15
    (Reply)

    heyy Amanda...u ar here too...1st comment wo!!~~`

    +oil...=P



    Ching Fung(Felix) C.
    says:

    #42
    2008-06-05 20:46
    (Reply)

    diversity- difference

    Assumptions- It's an idea that other forms certain context clues and yea...

    Point of View- I think it means how other sees ideas or other news things for example,political,and opinions.

    Like legalese, different forms of language,also the difference between the way us saying things, and the way people today normally do too.Today,many magazine articles are biast too. They usually take what happened, and make the story into a way that can't get themselves in trouble, or sometimes,get the readers on their side.



    Chen C.
    says:

    #43
    2008-06-05 21:09
    (Reply)

    Since Mr. Pasz is not looking....I might as well do some fun. It's nearly the end of the school year anywhere so who cares?









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  87. Chermaine L. says:

    okay like i think EVERYONE is bias. like even if you think your not. in like at least ONCE in your life, you have to be bias. its a natruall thing. soo yea. :-D

  88. Michelle K. says:

    of course we're bias, don't deny it,try answering these questions w/out being bias:
    Mac or PC?
    Yahoo or Google?
    Yahoomail or Gmail?
    MySpace or Facebook?

    anyways...
    Diversity- what's the difference?

    Point of View- POV(people's opion voiced)- someones side of the story

    Assumptions- to guess/ risked involved
    root: to assume (to assume means to make an _ out of you and me. jk, lol, enough said)

    Loaded Language- fancy pants talk of the "media world"- often leading to misconceptions

  89. Chen C. says:

    Oh cmon Mr. Pasz PLEASE ADD ANOTHER BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Morgan W. says:

    Diversity-What is differance between things
    Point of View-someone's oppinion
    Assumptions-things people believe is true
    Loaded Language-words put together to confuse up but get the point accross.

  91. Amanda C. says:

    (*AnDy*)
    you guys talk a lot....

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  94. Chen C. says:

    Here I am............... a memory to this website abandoned mercilessly by Mr. Pasz a year ago..... :-( If anybody still remembers this website, PLZ BLOGGG!!! DAMIIITTTTTT!!!!! SOBBB SOBBB SOBBBBbBBB......... BLOGGGG!!!!! Sniff..... sorry to anybody who see's this especially 6th graders and Mr. Pasz. Just blog before I cry again. :-D

  95. Chen C. says:

    Just reviving this dead website..sniff. Moving on to 9th grade........

  96. Chen C. says:

    Bubble record: 3.9 seconds. .........

  97. Chen C. says:

    I'm still here if anyone still remebers this website................

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