On the political spectrum of liberal and conservative, the rhetorical styles of the ends vary. And this variance is what I think contributes to the idea that “the truth has a liberal bias”. Most of the time, when I hear a Democrat or liberal speak on an issue, the style they use follows this pattern:
- Define the problem that currently exists.
- State where we should want to be.
- Give their view of the next step we should take to try to solve the problem and how it will get us to where we should want to be.
Meanwhile, on the other side, when I hear a Republican or conservative speak on an issue, the style they use goes like this:
- Paint the perfect picture that is inevitable from their guidance.
- Define the enemy.
- Give their view of how to prevent the enemy from stopping the inevitable perfect picture.
The result of these styles is that when you lay out the facts, the truth, about how something currently is, it will more closely resemble the liberal point of view.