Among the most prevalent forms of national mainstream news media bias are the fact-based stories it downplays or refuses to report. When this happens and the conservative news media covers the story, it often ends up being characterized as “right-wing” rhetoric.
Plenty of stories should be recognized as being slanted, or rhetoric-based, on both the political left and right. This article is not about those stories. It is instead about stories that have clear news value and merit universal news media attention.