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Analysis of Civilian Casualties in WikiLeaks Afghan File Reveals Media Bias

The release of 91,000 classified military documents relating to Afghanistan by the organization known as WikiLeaks offers the opportunity for a controlled experiment in an analysis of media bias. This was a suggestion by the Nieman Journalism Lab immediately following the documents release. Three mainstream media organizations (The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel) were given the same amount of time to analyze these documents prior to their public release on July 25th and all three published their accounts on the same day. Therefore, any emphasis or de-emphasis in how the material was presented can be used to test hypotheses about the mainstream media through a process known as content analysis. This involves both assessing the meaning of a given text as well as measuring how frequent a word or phrase shows up in a specific context.
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Added: Aug-5-2010 Occurred On: Aug-5-2010
By: nurdmyth
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Afghanistan, News
Tags: Afghanistan, Afghanistan War, Julian Assange, Media Bias, New York Times, The Guardian, Wikileaks, Wikileaks Afghan War Diary, WikiLeaks Afghanistan, Media News
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  • This is far to long for me to read. can you whittle it down to just five lines for us? This is LiveLeak, not a school!

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    • Just goes to show who the mainstream media works for.

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    • Nope, I did not mean government. I'm in total agreement with you. I believe The industrial war complex is part of an even higher power.
      The media only shows us what "THEY" want us to see and "know".

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  • Is there a way to see the comments that were deleted by the moderator?

    I am wondering why this video is only for those 18 and over?

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