Hi everyone! Hard at work crunching the numbers and exploring platforms for the first draft of the Media Bias Map, which is why the blog is on a bit of a hiatus. But I wanted to update some of the terminology in the meantime.
Category Archives: rating system
Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer
Once the political compass was invented, it seems like we couldn’t stop reinventing it. As we reach the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, we’re going to get a number of different two-axis political charts releasing in rapid succession, including today’s entry, one of the very few to come from aContinue reading “Super-Models: Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer”
On Intersections; or, the Last Quadrant
While the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were underway, I took some time to discuss the Right, the Left, and the two major American parties. But there was one quadrant that never got clarified. So put on your Policy Wonk hat, because we’re about to get technical.
On Intersections; or, the Right vs. the Alt-Right
During the Democratic National Convention, we talked about the tense relationship between the American Left and the Democratic Party. Since we’re currently amidst the Republican National Convention, let’s talk a little the American Right, the Republican Party, and the sometimes uneasy relationship between the two.
On Intersections; or, the Left
If you’re online at all, or even following the news, you may have picked up on some tension between between the Democratic Party and its younger, more activist Left flank. I’ve seen some confusion about where this tension is coming from. Let’s talk about it.
Super-Models: Hans Eysenck
The two-axis political test is among the most famous and most frequently cited ways to chart political affiliation. I want to talk a little bit about its history, and about the different iterations of this model that I’ve seen before. We’re going to get into their strengths, weaknesses, and creators, starting with one of theContinue reading “Super-Models: Hans Eysenck”
Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed in my post on the ratings system that, while things can get a score of 0, that is not listed as neutral or unbiased. Instead, I wrote: Makes no real ideological statements or such mixed statements as to be incoherent Why?
The Other Axis
The basic right/left dynamic between progressive and conservative is an obvious measurement, and one that’s easy to track, in broad terms, on an axis from equality to hierarchy. The other axis? That one isn’t working as well for me.
A Wild Rating Appears!
As you may have noticed, many of my early posts have been giving broad overviews of how the ratings will work. This is another version of that. You’re welcome.
What Does the Bias Map Look Like?
I recently posted a look at the first draft of the rating system I will be using. In it, I used a lot of fairly specific terminology. Rest assured, the map will be easy to read even if you don’t know what each of those terms mean. Don’t believe me? Here’s a draft of whatContinue reading “What Does the Bias Map Look Like?”