The TV News Viewer's Challenge

TV Stories can sometimes allow for emotions to overtake the salient points of a story -- see the example below. 

Evaluate these sources:


  • To what extent does the emotion carried on this tape overwhelm your ability to analyze, intellectually, the information?
  • What is asserted?
  • What is verified?
  • Is this report fair, balanced?

Students should notice he’s only released on bail, not exonerated.

Both Morales and Casino misunderstand a bail hearing and reporter doesn’t fix that with context.