Re: Bias in the media

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Mon, 12 Feb 1996 11:48:33 -0500

Jay Kotliar,

My understanding, although I'm not sure I could document it quickly, is that the
label "politically correct" and its variants was created by the right to refer
derisively to liberal / "leftist" attempts to address genuine linguistic and
cultural concerns. It is interesting that they use a label to attack attempts
to change attitudes and behavior by changing labels. There's a lot of
linguistics and anthropology here, I think.

You are right about media bias: anyone who thinks the mainstream US media is
"leftist" probably has trouble getting their shoes on the right, I mean,
appropriate feet (I think this is from Dennis Miller or Bill Maher: it's not

Ronald Kephart
Dept of Language & Literature
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL USA 32224-2645
Phone: (904) 646-2580