Here's a fun game. Let's say that you are writing an article about the legislature's controversial vote to expand Medicare. It's a complex issue; the legislature is evenly divided and there are really good arguments on both sides. The issue has become critical in Republican primaries.
The game is that I want you to write the MOST BIASED one sentence description that you can. Then see if you can beat this one that Mary Jo Pitzl wrote.
The result of the Aug. 26 primary could determine whether the Legislature hews to an agenda driven more by rigid adherence to “tea party” principles or to one that weighs issues on their merits.
Wow. Good job. The half of the Legislature that opposes AHCCCS expansion did so because of rigid adherence to "tea party" principles.
The other Legislators weighed the issues on "their merits."
It's a great experiment, see if you can write a more biased sentence and then get back to me.