- n. The characteristic of being tendentious.
- n. an intentional and controversial bias
“Isn't a certain tendentiousness par for the course?”
“I'll let readers such as our conservative regular, Peter, wrestle with the straw men inhabiting that thicket of tendentiousness.”
“But when you put the two together, bias plus tendentiousness/errors, you can perhaps persuade people whose minds are not closed that HRW, at least in its Israel reporting, should be treated more like a participant in the (ideological part of the) Arab-Israeli conflict, and less like a neutral observer.”
“The Thomas B. Fordham Institute notes that in its last review in 2003, many state U.S. history standards were plagued by "overtly left-wing political tendentiousness and ideological indoctrination.”
“If a film is entertaining and it manages to convey a message while avoiding the expected leftist Hollywood tendentiousness and my son – who is a film enthusiast – likes it, there must be something in it.”
“If his reference is little more than a personal preference seasoned with a pinch of contemporary middle-class pseudo-reasoned tendentiousness, why would he think he has the right to impose his version morality on the rest of us; if it is an absolute reference, he has denied his own premise.”
“Second, the view from abroad lacks the tendentiousness of American commentators, who have long ago dug into their partisan bunkers (The New York Times is bad, but The Wall Street Journal is so unrelievedly dogmatic that it makes you cry for the old days of kindly Robert Bartley).”
“Some of his later works have suffered from tendentiousness (his characters 'objections to U.S. foreign policy can sedate even readers who agree).”
“And he does it without any of the ideological tendentiousness so typical of our public debate these days.”
“A year later, Mr. Schanberg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, though not for tendentiousness.”
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