Look at that, 'ol jim-jam made it onto a chart.
By - ope_skyooze_me
Legit thought the y axis was reversed. Holy shit this is beyond laughable. You can just use "Iraq" or "Russiagate" as a thermometer and tell this is grotesquely incorrect.
Syria. etc. The articles they choose to look at are a variable that the methodology does not control for. The 3 person panels comprising of a so-called politically Left, Center, and Right, are entirely subjective. If a democrat who believes Russiagate and Syrian gas attacks, and Iraq WMD, etc is the Left, then the "Left" is Right. and there is no representation in the data for center and center left, and progressive, and far left. It's absurd, and why they claim their methodology as "proprietary".
TYT, The Intercept, Cuomo, and Maddow have high ‘reliability,’ apparently.
Not to mention CNN!
Seems extremely easy to fix with MS paint.
I mean, it would be just as reliable a means to portray media bias. Literally. It's entirely plausible that photo shop would be MORE accurate and reliable than that BS chart.
Who made this dumb thing?
The CEO of this snake-oil venture "The Media Bias Chart" is Vanessa Otero. She does not come from an information literacy background. While currently an intellectual property lawyer, her previous professional experience was in pharmaceutical sales and as a Regional Advisor for Noveau Riche, a non-accredited vocational school specializing in real estate investing. In 2010, amidst accusations of being a multi-level marketing scam, Nouveau Riche dissolved. In 2011, the founders of the company were fined more than $5 million by the Arizona Corporation Commission for defrauding students. Otero says The Chart is a “passion project” and could be useful to consumers and advertisers.
Useful, as in its utility to deceive people.
Nice to see New York Times and The Guardian are somehow “reliable” who made this list the state department?
In my country jimmy would be a average social democrat
They have Jimmy on the wrong end of the Y axis.
Nah, wrong end of the X axis
You go on the internet to tell everyone that you're bad at critical thinking AND math. Super odd flex. Perhaps like Ryan Grimjob, you too have a humiliation fetish.
they got most of it wrong
This chart gave me vertigo
Lol @ Jimmy being "extreme left". He's barely left of The Squad.
It's a chart of the latest Overton Window, so the left is barely represented at all.
And therein lies the lie of the chart.
Dore would be considered centre left in other countries while anything right to Fox is hyper-right
Fake. Source: jimmy
There are so many things wrong with that chart. It's so ridiculous how viral this amorphous picture has become. I saw some local news stooge on his personal youtube praising the chart's ability to help people decide on who to get their news.
According to the ACRLog - blogging by and for academic and research librarians... that chart is nothing more than clickbait, and a representation of how easy it is to propagandize a Nation.
The article is titled "Complex or clickbait?: The problematic Media Bias Chart"
Vanessa wrote an absurdly long comment underneath the article, that is comparable in length to the article. Vanessa’s reposted her comment/rebuttal on her own website, including a PDF of "The problematic Media Bias Chart" with all the hyperlinks that were used to provide context and evidence DISABLED, rather than linking to the original article. She also rated the article on her site... "we’d rate the original article as “selective/incomplete; unfair persuasion” for reliability and “hyper-partisan left” for bias.” i.e. "We investigated the article critical of our cash cow, viral chart and found we are 100% correct and that anyone who disagrees with that to be 100% wrong."
The CEO of this snake-oil venture "The Media Bias Chart" is Vanessa Otero. She does not come from an information literacy background. While currently an intellectual property lawyer, her previous professional experience was in pharmaceutical sales and as a Regional Advisor for Noveau Riche, a non-accredited vocational school specializing in real estate investing. In 2010, amidst accusations of being a multi-level marketing scam, Nouveau Riche dissolved. In 2011, the founders of the company were fined more than $5 million by the Arizona Corporation Commission for defrauding students. Otero says The Chart is a “passion project” and could be useful to consumers and advertisers. Useful, as in its utility to deceive people.
In short, the chart normalizes far-right sites and depicts the conservative, center-right, corporate media (owned by 6 companies) as "neutral", to include favorable assessments of other billionaire-owned "news" like Bezos the NY Times, and Katzenberg TYT, and unfavorable ratings of award-winning independent journalists. It confirms a false equivalence (a logical fallacy/fallacious argument) between the far-right and the moderate "Left". The chart intentionally portrays the corporate, center-right media as left AND more reliable, even when littered with opinion."The media bias chart" is a 100% subjective device designed to profit from exploiting heard mentality and promoting corporate, center-right media as credible, reliable, and truthful in order to, as Chomsky wrote, manufacture consent. Capitalism good... Socialism/ Communism bad. Oligarchs win. We the people lose. You cannot come to objective conclusions from subjective claims.
Unironically, the Chart makers do not show their complete methodology or data. It's proprietary, and thus beyond critique, analysis, and for their intent and purpose, above reproach.
Last point I'd make, is when the Chart was criticized, and as I mentioned already Vanessas responded with an amorphous diatribe... she employed yet another logical fallacy, the Motte and Bailey. The critique of the chart is valid and sound logically speaking. So the CEO acknowledges this (The BAILY) and then says that of course the chart needs more nuance and isn't perfect, shifting to the MOTTE. I.E. she cannot defend the Baily, so she shifts to the Motte which is a completely dishonest form of argument, and thus a logical fallacy. The chart either IS representative of media bias and reliability, or it is not. As it stands, it is not. And, it never will be as currently constructed no matter how many "expert pannels" they pawn off as data (completely subjective data).
Shouldn't XiNN be at the bottom?