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prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
What to look for
- Bias: A judgment based on a personal point of view.
- Claim: A statement put forth as true in an argument or on an issue.
- Exaggeration: An overstatement or stretching of the truth.
- Reason: A general statement that offers support for a claim.
- Evidence: Facts, statistics, and examples used to support reasons
When reading or watching the news
Look for the facts vs. the opinions
What was the author's purpose? To inform? entertain? educate?
Where did you get the source? Is it reliable?