The Merriam-Webster definition of bias is:
● 1a: an inclination of temperament or outlook especially: a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment: prejudice
● b: an instance of such prejudice
● c: bent, tendency
● d (1): deviation of the expected value of a statistical estimate from the quantity it estimates
● (2): systematic error that’s introduced into sampling or testing by selecting or encouraging one outcome or answer over others
We are all biased. No one is immune. Columnists quickly learn that readers can respond differently to words and ideas with one person launching a verbal attack while another calls the author a genius.