In the midst of a high stakes election and a time when the confidence in the press is crumbling, many Americans find themselves confronted with divisive media biases. As voters navigate media of varying biases, politicians on both sides of the aisle often face negative press from the media offering the opposition’s point of view.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is no exception.
In recent days, the conservative press covering Joe Biden has focused on the October 14 allegations. The New York Post Exposure. The article reported that a laptop computer previously owned by her son, Hunter Biden, had been discovered. The laptop is said to contain evidence that Hunter Biden arranged for an adviser to the board of directors of the Ukrainian holding company “Burisma” to meet Joe Biden while he was still vice president.
Since its publication, the Post’s article’s allegations have gained traction among other conservative media outlets. This popularization comes as the article was temporarily blocked on Twitter, which resulted in the blocking of the New York Post account. As of the publication date of this article, they have not regained access.
October 19 item conservative has explored trade deals within the Biden family, alleging a tendency to use political stance to influence business opportunities. The article developed concerns about the Biden family’s involvement with other foreign entities, including a Chinese company, “Bohai Capital”.
“In December 2013, Hunter Biden accompanied the vice president … to Beijing and, upon his arrival, arranged for him to shake hands with businessman Jonathan Li,” the article read. “Bohai Capital, Li’s company, would team up with Rosemont Seneca Partners – co-founded by Biden six months after his father took office – to form a foreign investment fund called BHR Partners. ”
To Fox News item highlighted similar allegations, as well as Joe Biden’s response.
“While the Biden campaign hit back at the New York Post report, the former vice president himself did not give a substantial response to the emails,” the Fox News article said, before quoting Joe Biden’s response to a question on the subject where he said it was “another smear campaign”.
While allegations about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business career have circulated in the conservative media, they have not gained as much traction in the liberal and central media, an aspect that has not been lost. for conservative media.
“After the initial Post article was published, it was censored by Facebook and Twitter in addition to being minimized by the mainstream media,” Fox News said on Oct. 23. item noted. “Additional allegations related to the laptop have since been released, including an email that appeared to detail a trade deal involving a Chinese company and a member of the Biden family – but mainstream media had largely ignored it until ‘to what Kristen Welker finally talks about on Thursday. [Oct. 22] presidential debate.
The comment reflects growing frustration with the media’s political bias among American voters. Numerous Americans believe that media bias is responsible or contributing to the current partisan divide in the United States. As prejudice in the media seems to be becoming inevitable for the American public, some organizations have attempted to alleviate the related problems by offering an alternative to seeking “neutral” media.
All sides is an organization that allows readers to discover their own implicit biases in media across a spectrum of left, left, center, right and right. In addition to organizing media into these categories, AllSides advocates for a “balanced news regime” by encouraging readers to actively seek coverage of articles from media with different biases.
Recognizing how the media shapes their political views and attempting to diversify their exposure can help students filter out inconsistencies in reporting and coverage. Developing these strategies can be particularly important during election years, when media coverage and candidate representation peaks.
Regardless of election, candidate, or politics, recognizing implicit media biases is an important step in expanding political knowledge and tackling confirmation bias.