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Hostile media effect
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For example, in the first study done on the topic, a number of subjects watched news clips of the coverage of a massacre of Palestinian refugees by a Lebanese militia during the Lebanese Civil War. The pro-Israeli subjects were more likely to think that the coverage had a pro-Palestinian bias while the pro-Palestinian subjects thought the opposite. This concept probably explains many of the accusations of liberal/"corporate"/Zionist/FSM-biased media. In short, it's impossible for media to be unbiased when you, yourself, have a powerful bias.
- Argumentum ad martyrdom
- Arthur C. Clarke's First Law
- Big science
- Confirmation bias
- Donald Trump
- Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
- Galileo gambit
- Persecution complex
- Science was wrong before
- Vallone, R.P., Ross, L., & Lepper, M.R. (1985). The hostile media phenomenon: Biased Perception and Perceptions of Media Bias in Coverage of the "Beirut Massacre". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 577-585.
- Hostile media effects, Mixing Memory