Liberal bias

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Liberal bias is any bias towards liberal positions or conclusions.

While liberals may sometimes be biased towards conclusions that support their beliefs, this does not necessarily invalidate those beliefs; one would naturally also appear biased towards conclusions that were overwhelmingly supported by evidence. The claim of "liberal bias", then, while it may be true sometimes, is often used as an argument from subjectivity – a politically-tinted version of the "That's your bias" argument, and a way to avoid losing an argument against conclusions that happen to support liberal policy without actually countering them.

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  • Wikipedia redirects to media bias as of 2015-01-25
  • Conservapedia: "partisan selection or distortion of information to support liberal policies. This bias can be expressed by professors and public school teachers, College Board exams, reporters and other journalists in mainstream media, and any other information source."
  • RationalWiki
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