Author Billy Hallowell joined Mike Opelka on the show Monday night to discuss his new book, “Fault Line: How a Seismic Shift in Culture is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation,” which examines society's lack of content that is fair to the Christian worldview, and gives Christians advice on how to handle the problem.
Hallowell explained that there are two forms of bias, the first of which is common in Hollywood. "That's the overt bias where people just go out, they have an agenda, they're pushing their agenda." He goes on to elaborate on the second type of bias: unintentional bias. Unintentional bias "is what happens more in media where journalists assume they are middle of the road and so they kind of walk through life having been told they don't have any biases, they don't have any in-depth negative views about groups of people." Hallowell claims that most media personalities are really a little bit to the left on the political spectrum or even more than a little bit to the left, but often assume they're actually moderate.
Hallowell mentions that the public views the media as just okay. In a Gallup poll last year, about 32 percent of the public gave the media favorable marks which was the lowest rating in Gallup polling history. "We know that more people think the media is liberal than conservative." He went on to explain that one poll found that people trust Trump more than the mainstream media. "So they have a problem in this country," Billy says.