Human Rights Watch has an “anti-Israel bias,” according to AIPAC.
A year ago, I wrote about how bias actually works (note to conservatives--not a giant conspiracy).
But also a sort of bias that a responsible government worker is expected to fight.
Part of the problem is the lingering suspicion that the network has an anti-American bias.
These laws encourage suspicion, bias, and profiling of immigrants, Latinos, and other people of color.
Grotius was not a recluse, but a man of the world, who certainly had no bias to the side of religion.
His bias, the precise nature of his propaganda, are frankly exposed.
They say, or do, or think, something which gives a bias at once to the whole of their career.
The mere fact that they are the few determines the bias of the legislators.
I put forward my opinion with great diffidence; it is so easy to interpret facts by the bias of one's own wishes.
1520s, from French biais "slant, slope, oblique," also figuratively, "expedient, means" (13c., originally in Old French a past participle adjective, "sideways, askance, against the grain"), of unknown origin, probably from Old Provençal biais, with cognates in Old Catalan and Sardinian; possibly from Vulgar Latin *(e)bigassius, from Greek epikarsios "athwart, crosswise, at an angle," from epi- "upon" + karsios "oblique," from PIE *krs-yo-, from root *(s)ker- "to cut." It became a noun in Old French. "[A] technical term in the game of bowls, whence come all the later uses of the word" [OED]. Transferred sense of "predisposition, prejudice" is from 1570s in English.
For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride, lest his mind should seem to be occupied with things mean and transitory; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections colour and infect the understanding. [Francis Bacon, "Novum Organum," 1620]
1620s, literal and figurative, from bias (n.). Related: Biased; biasing.