Quotation by Stephen Klaidman

Bias entails a value-directed departure from accuracy, objectivity, and balance—not just a distorted presentation of facts. If, for example, a reporter fails to notice that the computer has swallowed a crucial paragraph in a news story, and the story is published without the paragraph, the inevitable distortion results from error, not bias. For a story to be biased, the distorted information it contains must be causally connected to the writer's or editor's values.
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