I'm currently studying what makes a sentence sound/ read conversational to native English speakers. Do word contractions and brief sentences make them so? Please consider the dialogues below. Are both dialogues conversational enough?
Dialogue 1: I don't like the idea of having a government-funded news network. It has a tendency to be partial and cover-up political scandals.
Dialogue 2: Imagine a father sitting as judge in a criminal case against his own son. Sure, he could say that he'd be fair. But the people wouldn't buy that and would still ask him to inhibit from the case. That's because he has a strong tendency to decide in favor of his son.