The formula for false media balance is: Add one truth plus one lie, then divide by two.
Variation: Accuracy is not achieved by "adding a lie to the truth and dividing by two."
notes: See related bite "Truth is not half-way between science and myth"
The phenomena of media "Balance as Bias" has been thoroughly documented by Max & Jules Boykoff, and others.
source: Inspired by Stephan Lewandowsky in his review of Michael Mann's recent book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars on Amazon.com. Variation quotes Lewandowsky.