The world of Biases

I heard about a newspaper. Two Views of the Same News Find Opposite Biases. It was a very interesting story. Here is a telling quote from the story.

In one especially telling experiment, researchers showed 144 observers six television news segments about Israel's 1982 war with Lebanon.

Pro-Arab viewers heard 42 references that painted Israel in a positive light and 26 references that painted Israel unfavorably.

Pro-Israeli viewers, who watched the very same clips, spotted 16 references that painted Israel positively and 57 references that painted Israel negatively.

Both groups were certain they were right and that the other side didn't know what it was talking about.

This would explain how I can watch the same broadcast as someone and not have the same reaction.


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