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I've been scribbling my random thoughts about journalism on this blog for the better part of four years, and I would estimate nearly a quarter of my posts have dealt head-on or tangentially with the concept of "bias." I'm on record acknowledging media biases - some of which are actually quite useful to readers - including a liberal political bias, which is neither us