Skip to comments.The Liberal National Media Admittedly "Culture of Like Minds"
Posted on 09/16/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
It is not often that members of the liberal national media admit their biases. Americans know that the media is not impartial and that objectivity is not a priority when reporting on current events. Americans need and deserve a balanced media.
The New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane gave us insight into the Times liberal slant in his final column after two years with the newspaper. He criticizes the Times for being powerfully shaped by a culture of like minds. The members of the liberal national media are surrounded by others who share their beliefs and political prejudices. This one-sided worldview leads to biased reporting that favors their views.
Which way do the newspapers and many news outlets lean politically? Many Americans already know the answer to this. Brisbane continues that across the papers many departments, though, so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism that this worldview virtually bleeds though the fabric of the Times. He then uses issues such as gay marriage and the Occupy Wall Street movement as examples of this, which he states seem to almost erupt in the Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects.
This is not breaking news. Eight years ago, the very first public editor of the Times, Daniel Okrent, wrote a column about the political leaning of the newspaper. Okrent agreed that a tone of implicit advocacy was apparent in the newspaper on social issues such as gay rights, gun control, abortion and environmental regulation, among others.
Politicos Executive Editor Jim VandeHei also admitted to the medias bias. In his analysis of the recent media coverage of the political arena he stated, the mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas. The liberal medias bias is becoming so apparent that prominent members of the media can no longer defend the medias impartiality. Even those who are notoriously seen as unapologetically biased like CNNs Soledad OBrien dont deny the fact that bias in the national liberal media is out of control. She recently cited the administration for its tactics against Republican ideas for Medicare reform by pointing out their strategy amounts to a scare tactic aimed at seniors.
If the media were to be truly impartial, it would have reported more widely how the deficit just surpassed a historic $16 trillion. It would have reported that President Obamas budget was voted down by every single member of the Senate on both sides of the aisle. It would have reported that the auto bailout of GM and Chrysler cost taxpayers $25 billion, and that much of that money went to pay off auto unions.
In other news, water is wet.
Writing about it helps some.
The problem is too many believe what is coming at them over the tv.
The media obviously is derelict in it’s duties, at least the duties it claims to have as journalists.
We’ve allowed the media and education to create a bubble in which it seems as though all liberal positions are correct, all conservatives wrong and even evil.
And of course most liberal positions in fact are failures. Which is why we need to demand that conservatives be represented in media and academia.
I don’t know. It’s akin to the Nazis actually admitting they fight for the Führer and they want to kill the Allies. For most of the media there is neither pretense nor aspiration to objectivity. There simply is an agenda.
“... group-think poodles of the press corps ....” National Review
Vultures of like minds.
If they come to self-realization, we’ll see an epidemic of suicides. Please be quick about it.
They’re all Democrats. If I wanted to know what Democrats think, I could google the Democratic National Committee. Why waste my time watching or reading these fools.
Exactly...All Dems and most all of them hard core leftists.
at some point it becomes groupthink.
The MSM coludes on questions to Romney.
coordinates talking points.
is it really necessary to have three news networks to say the same thing?
If they just ask the same question, why not replace 6 reporters with just one? it would be cheeper.