Bad Journalism + Biased Editor = The Gray News

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Sharon Bondroff is biased. Here's how.

On January 5, Sharon Bondroff wrote: "Marchian "Skip" Crain voting for it, Andy Upham and Alison Libby opposing it. Julie DeRoche was not present due to an attack of the flu.

The previous post discussed Sharon Bondroff's factual errors in her write up of the council meeting. Sigh...

Anyway, Ms. Bondroff decided, when writing about Mr. Crane, to use his given name, Marchian, even though he is commonly known as Skip. Her decision to do that is a subtle dig, and a demonstration of bias. Now, she could argue that that is his legal name and the one with which he signed his nomination papers. She would be right. However, she cannot use that as an argument as to why she did it. Andy's name is legally Andrew, and Julie's legal name is Julia. So why did Ms. Bondroff see fit to pick out Mr. Crane's given name but chose to use the common nicknames for everyone else? Because she is biased. Unequal application of a standard indicates a choice to highlight one over the other, so it is a perfect example of bias.

Sharon is the master of the subtle dig. Watch for it in her writing.

3 Comments:

  • Sharon IS the master of subtle Digs..She IS a strong Ray Clark supporter..was involved in Andy's Recall; and appears to be very biased!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:51 AM  

  • Naw

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:14 PM  

  • Naw, what, please?

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 2:48 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home