A student just dropped by my office a few minutes ago looking for information about Geoffrey Nunberg, the linguist and NPR commentator. We’re reading his book, The Way We Talk Now, in class. In an effort to help, I typed his name into the Google search engine and found what the student was looking for. I also found this commentary about media bias from March 2002. I find it interesting but certainly not conclusive. I continue to maintain that political bias of all sorts may be “proven” depending on what data is used. Nunberg’s data might suggest a conservative bias.
The Rhetorica Network
I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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