Balancing Media Bias

Balancing Media Bias

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 5, Episode 96 , Segment 1

Balancing Media Bias, Level Up Your Life, Princess Effect

Episode: Balancing Media Bias, Level Up Your Life, Princess Effect

  • Apr 21, 2016 1:00 pm
  • 46:52 mins

Dr. Justin Buchler is a Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. He studies elections, political parties and Congress. With dozens of media outlets, American voters have more than their fair share of options on political coverage. Outlets like Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, are all seeking to give the latest report of the presidential election.  However, according to our guest today, Dr. Justin Buchler these “party-aligned \[outlets] make it difficult for voters to distinguish between valid criticism of one party and biased reporting from a partisan shill.” Dr. Buchler’s research, which uses game theory to show that under right circumstance “ A political party can make excessive demands in negotiations, lie brazenly, or otherwise behave in unusual and problematic ways…. Because journalists today are ill-equipped to stop it or bring attention to it.” Dr. Buchler shares his research.