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Incomplete facts

September 21, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : D

Facts can be used to mislead people if one has an agenda. That’s how I see today’s report on a Tufts University study that showed a huge increase .... Read more

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Public Editor – MA is focused on improving media in Massachusetts and New England by providing media criticism and feedback on bias in reporting and lack of balance in editorial opinions. Journalism must strive to present its news completely free of bias, so that the public has confidence and continues to support the industry’s important role in society. Read More…

Not a fact

September 21, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C+

It’s funny how the media always tries to portray President Trump and divine his evil motives because surely they are there somewhere. Today’s arti.... Read more

Dangerous precedent

September 21, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : A

Sometimes lower-level employees are asked to participate in some type of illegal or highly unethical behavior. We have developed “whistleblower” l.... Read more

Major problem with Consumer Reports citation

September 19, 2019 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C+

The Boston Globe ran a story about the Trump administration's plan to stop allowing California to set vehicle-emission requirements. This had the effe.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews

Why Trump is right to take China on over trade

September 11, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I really like reading the Wall Street Journal. It’s news and opinions are completely separate, and I find the news reporting very balanced. Now, I may have blinders on because the Journal’s editorial pages lean conservative, so there is a danger .... Read more

Some “apology”

September 10, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Joan Vennochi has some nice blinders over her eyes. She thinks it is time to remake Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren, a socialist, needs to be rebranded as a moderate. This will be tough and I don’t think it is really doable. She has been described.... Read more

So sad

September 10, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I can’t imagine being columnist Jenee Osterheldt. She is on a lovely vacation in Paris and instead of enjoying herself, she is the victim of a "racist attack." Lucky for her, this gives her a front-section story about the history of American racism.... Read more

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Article Reviews

Let’s not jump to conclusions

September 19, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : B+

A month ago, an airplane mechanic from Florida was arrested after he sabotaged a plane he was working on, disabling the navigation system. The pilots discovered the problem before takeoff, but upon investigation, it was determined not to be a random .... Read more

Great Boston Globe example of Fake News

September 18, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : F

The economy is going well, taxes are down for almost everyone, unemployment is at very low levels, workers are re-entering the workforce by the hundreds of thousands, wages are up, and inflation is low. Housing prices are robust, and the stock market.... Read more

Poll finds teens are easily propagandized

September 18, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C-

There are reasons young people cannot vote. When someone becomes older, they develop some life experience and some wisdom. We want voters to be adults, not children. Teens are not yet old enough to vote, or are very recent voters. They are almost .... Read more

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Investigative Journalism

Boston Globe may have published erroneous Warren crowd estimate

September 13, 2019 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : C+

[Warren Report #256-2019B ] The Boston Globe ran a second article featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren in this issue on page A8, covering Warren’s “town hall” rally in Austin, TX on Tuesday. It’s opening paragraphs gave a very favorable impress.... Read more

Read Elizabeth Warren’s climate change rationale

September 11, 2019 | Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I vacation in North Conway, NH, the state with the first primary, and I subscribe to the Conway Daily Sun, an excellent little newspaper. Today’s issue has a Letter to the Editor from Elizabeth Warren. She promotes the Green New Deal and explains h.... Read more

Warren Report #233-2019

August 27, 2019 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : F

Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized the other day for “missteps.” The Globe covers this breaking news by judging its effect on how Native Americans feel about it, I guess because they think cultural misappropriation only hurts the members of the cul.... Read more

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Media Criticism

Where’s the photo of Ayanna Pressley from Tuesday?

September 19, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe loves our newest Congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley, who was endorsed over longtime Congressman Mike Capuano, who had a lot of seniority that benefitted our Commonwealth. The Globe felt that a fresh, minority face was more important than.... Read more

Respecting authority

September 9, 2019 | Editorial Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I heard a story on TV the other day that some school district in California was going to prohibit teachers from sending unruly students in their classroom down to the principal. I guess the idea behind it was that this action was allegedly unfairly t.... Read more

Leaving out the accuser

July 31, 2019 | Article Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : F

House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings started it. He went after a member of the administration (the director of Homeland Security) and personally attacked him with charges that kids and illegal immigrants are standing in their own feces at our detent.... Read more

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