Liberal and Conservative News
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rag – a poor-quality, unimportant newspaper * Hennah writes for the local rag, but she dreams of becoming a reporter for a national newspaper.
news coverage – the stories and events that are discussed in a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television news program * We watch local news coverage at 7:00, and state and national news coverage at 8:30.
incisive – understanding something very well; demonstrating one’s intelligence and ability to understand something *Brent wrote a very incisive essay about the causes of World War I.
commentary – something that is written or spoken about an event or idea, sometimes while it is happening * Do you want to listen to the reporter’s commentary, or would you prefer to just hear the facts?
liberal – a political philosophy that favors helping people and organizations and having a relatively large government that promotes social assistance for people * Social Security is taken for granted, but in the past it was a very liberal idea.
propaganda – information that is only partially true, used to persuade people to believe a particular thing or take a particular action, especially in politics * How can you believe all the election’s propaganda?
to print – to publish something in written form, especially in a newspaper, magazine, or book * I can’t believe they printed that quote! I swear I never said any of that.
objective – without considering one’s personal opinion; based on the facts * Be objective when you choose which universities to apply to. Don’t just apply to schools with nice looking brochures.
unbiased – objective; without feeling the need to agree with one side or another in an argument * My mother says this dress makes me look beautiful, but I need an unbiased opinion.