Apply the tendentiousness test: a new way to critique Middle East Coverage by the major media.

By: David Bedein and Dasi Schneider
Center for Near East Policy Research
Beit Agron
37 Hillel Street, Suite 105-106
Jerusalem 94581 Israel

Instead of looking at how the reporter views issues in the Middle East, invoke three factors:

  1. Does the reporter vent his/her own opinion?
  2. Does the reporter use pejorative language?
  3. Does the reporter show both sides?

IN THE CHART OF NEW YORK TIMES COVERAGE ,
APRIL-JUNE 2019,
YOU WILL SEE THE TENDENTIOUSNESS TEST AT WORK.

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