Essay:Examples of Conservative Bias

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This article is in response to the liberal bias article on Conservapedia. It was actually started on Conservapedia by user SebastianValmont but was not completed because the user was blocked, presumably for his liberal views.

The Article[edit]

Christine Comer was fired from her job as Texas Science Director simply for believing in the Theory of Evolution. This was not even mentioned on Conservapedia due to their conservative bias.

Examples of Conservative Style[edit]

The style of a conservative often includes these characteristics:

  1. overreliance on hearsay, such as the false claim that most support creationism
  2. unjustified praise of politicians and other conservatives as "geniuses", despite little achievement
  3. calling the use of the term fascist when used in a derogatory context "stupid"[1]
  4. denial that people can grow out of a conservative viewpoint, such as religion
  5. denial of accountability
  6. insisting on a mindless inequality, as in "Universal Healthcare is for commies"
  7. concealing one's right-wing views rather than admitting them
  8. calling hate speech "free" speech (See Fred Phelps) [2]
  9. pretending to know more than he does; Isaac Newton admitted that he knew almost nothing, yet a conservative rarely admits that and often pretends to know more than he does
  10. resistance to quantifying things, such as conservative bias or openmindedness
  11. preference for obscenity and profanity [3]
  12. insistence on having the last word in a discussion or debate
  13. over-reliance on mockery [4] [5] [6] [7]
  14. over-reliance on accusations of hypocrisy
  15. hostility to reason
  16. insistence on censoring certain speech, such as a description of evolution or even teaching children about common descent, despite its acceptance by a majority of Americans[citation needed]
  17. believing that the education of children is for parents to control
  18. believing that liberals will fail, and refusing to accept when they succeed, as when Al Gore won in 2000
  19. reluctance to admit that anything is morally wrong
  20. bullying liberals who disagree with intolerant views
  21. draw an analogy between opponents and racists, no matter how illogical
  22. claim that science supports their position, and ignore any evidence that shows their position to be false
  23. often declare that an adversary should be "ashamed of himself," while never saying that about a fellow conservative (such as George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan)[8] [9]
  24. willing to give away everything held dear by the majority to engage in serious conflict (such as the invasion of Iraq).
  25. using hyperbole instead of fact-based logic in an attempt to tug at people's emotions rather than appealing to their sense of reason.[10]
  26. often long-winded and verbose, and in debates conservatives often consume more than their fair share of the alloted time, leaving less time for the other side.
  27. attempting to control the rules of evidence used in a debate. For example, claiming that evolution is false, and then refusing to allow supporting evidence by claiming that the scientists are motivated by atheism.
  28. attempting to control the definitions of words through political correctness. For example, referring to criticism of Israel as anti-semitism or suggesting that Saddam Hussein was a part of Al-Qaeda.
  29. Dismissing legitimate criticism as "a joke" [11]
  30. Denying something widely known to be true but difficult to prove, such as the Big Bang Theory.[citation needed]
  31. Will often deny being a conservative, or will claim to be a "moderate", while spouting right-wing and republican talking points and criticizing basic rational beliefs and principles.
  32. using non sequiturs in argument, such as responding to the point above that liberals over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy by citing an example of conservatives' observing conservative hypocrisy. But their example does not help their argument. Quite the contrary, use of that example tends to prove that conservatives do over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy (relativism). Think about that.
  33. selectively citing the Bible when convenient.
  34. believing that bureaucratic honors or appointments are meaningful achievements.
  35. silly demands for apologies.[12]
  36. can't understand the difference between identity (e.g., color of one's skin), perspective (e.g., Judeo-Christian) and bias (e.g., Bias in Wikipedia).
  37. inability or unwillingness to differentiate between genuine conservative arguments and parodies of conservative arguments.
  38. "Contrariness is creativity to the untalented" - Dennis Miller's general observation about conservative behavior.[citation needed]
  39. Assuming criminals are liberals, without evidence.
  40. Assuming that when atheists committ crimes it is because they are atheists.
  41. Assuming atheists are more violent than Christians
  42. Calling Fred Phelps a liberal because they are embarrassed by him.
  43. Assuming all liberals are immoral
  44. Assuming a position of moral superiority
  45. Selective application of morals. Abortion and same-sex marriage are wrong but war, environmental degradation, and inadequate healthcare are not.


  1. "Stop candying Liberal around like that... It just looks stupid." Graham 19:55, 22 September 2007 (EDT) [1]
  2. Before the article was deleted, it said "New page: American Taliban You site is nothing but a Democratic hate site".
  3. When It Comes to Profanity, the Left Can't Help Itself by Matthew Sheffield at NewsBusters
  4. "adolescent berating of Liberals" Graham 07:47, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [2]
  5. "I would appreciate a little less paranoia Graham 09:07, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [3]
  6. "IN fact, this should be regarded as 'idiot's style'" Graham 08:26, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [4]
  7. "The toilets overflowed at school today...if only the liberals had allowed religion in school, this never would have happened." BillOhannity on October 1, 2007
  8. Porthos on 27 September 2007
  9. [5] RidiculouslyLiberal, November 3, 2007
  10. Anti-evolution teachings gain foothold in U.S. schools
  12. Senate Condemns "General Betray Us" Ad