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Avaisraging439 OP t1_irt5q58 wrote

I agree but that's not what's happening here, the partisan spin is that the democratic policy points are being twisted into clear partisan tactics. "

For example, Democrats aren't focused on the border issue beyond providing a better and humanitarian response (though failing horribly) and this fact is being spun as democrats inviting crime and drugs to take over the country.

A non-partisan way of saying this should be, Republicans are in favor of tight border security and restrictions on chain migration, Democrats are in favor of a better response to immigrants through more relaxed laws.

The statements don't claim a guaranteed end result and that's what makes it non-partisan.


princeoinkins t1_irthlai wrote

Did….did you just read what he said? Non partisan just means they don’t take money from either side. Doesn’t mean they aren’t skewed (even heavily) one way


Avaisraging439 OP t1_irthts5 wrote

Non-partisan also includes political bias. Anti-abortion is a right wing talking point exclusively. Claiming immigrants are all criminals is not a left wing talking point or policy that voters support.


Great-Molasses-Flood t1_irtl657 wrote

They may be banking on most people not knowing the technical definition of “non-partisan,” especially since “partisan” is often a synonym of “bias.” Using language like that is an effective way to manipulate and confuse people, which seems to be their goal.


Avaisraging439 OP t1_irtlmp8 wrote

That brings up my concern with Spotlight PA branding themselves as non-partisan. So far their coverage does seem to be balanced (in the sense that no side deserves protection from coverage of corruption).


IamSauerKraut t1_irts49a wrote

Spotlight is non-partisan. They cover issues without the obvious tilt.


Avaisraging439 OP t1_irtsj4s wrote

Definitely but I question their mode of stories they chase. Still a journalistic standard even early in it's existence.


IamSauerKraut t1_irtszwt wrote

Why do you get to decide what Spotlight PA covers? Are you confusing them with PA Spotlight? I get confused, too, but PA Spotlight makes no secret of their disdain for corrupt politicians.


Avaisraging439 OP t1_irttqvk wrote

Their reporting is invaluable, it wasn't a reflection who decides just a curiosity of how they decide.


theviolinist7 t1_irwx1i3 wrote

Former political campaign staffer here. Non-partisan does not mean non-biased. It just means not officially part of a party legally. They legally have to say it because they're not the Republican Party. If they said they're a Republican organization, they'd be breaking numerous election laws and would be fined into oblivion.