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Journalist consensus: Media lean left
Politico ^ | 12/18/13 11:48 AM EST | Dylan Byers

Posted on 12/20/2013 1:57:32 AM PST by Olog-hai

Top journalists from The New York Times, NBC News and CNN acknowledged Wednesday that, generally speaking, the national media have a liberal bias.

On a Playbook Breakfast panel, the Times’ Peter Baker and Mark Leibovich, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and CNN’s Jake Tapper all said “yes” when asked if the news media lean left—though all agreed it was a nuanced issue having more to do with journalists’ life experiences than with any particular agenda.

“Most of my colleagues, I have no idea what their politics are. … But think about it: I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I don’t know a lot of people in my kid’s preschool who are pro-life,” Leibovich said. “When you have conversations, at all the newspapers I’ve worked at, about politics—it doesn’t happen often—but you see clues that there is absolutely a left-wing bias.” …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia

1 posted on 12/20/2013 1:57:32 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“leans”?

How about “completely fallen over, slobbering, plotting, extremely-committed-and-complicit left”?


2 posted on 12/20/2013 2:02:24 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

The fact that they freely admitted this is a remarkable breakthrough.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 2:03:57 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Captain Obvious
to the rescue!


4 posted on 12/20/2013 2:07:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

“generally speaking, the national media have a liberal bias.”
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WOW, that is breaking news, along with the shocking revelation that the POPE IS CATHOLIC.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 2:48:21 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

Quite a brain trust. Are they going to discover steam next?


6 posted on 12/20/2013 2:53:36 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, I’m shocked.

I had no idea...


7 posted on 12/20/2013 3:01:10 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Olog-hai

Well, shazam. Nobody knew it.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 3:06:12 AM PST by lurk
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To: Olog-hai

If by leaning to the left like marx, engels and stalin... then yes... THE AMERICAN PRESS LEANS LEFT!


9 posted on 12/20/2013 3:09:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: AlexW

Yes and I saw a bear poop in the woods too!


10 posted on 12/20/2013 3:09:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Olog-hai
“Most of my colleagues, I have no idea what their politics are. …

Total load right there. I always know a reporters politics after listening to them for 60 seconds. These are the same people who state that motivation is a mystery when a murderer is shouting alla akbar.

11 posted on 12/20/2013 3:26:19 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: F15Eagle
How about “completely fallen over, slobbering, plotting, extremely-committed-and-complicit left”?

That is a more apt description.

12 posted on 12/20/2013 3:29:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Olog-hai

They swatted at the Eagle. Now they are going to get the talons!


13 posted on 12/20/2013 3:33:27 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Olog-hai

But think about it: I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I don’t know a lot of people in my kid’s preschool who are pro-life,” Leibovich said

How sad for you and for your child..
Maybe living a life of insulation and isolation is not a good thing...


14 posted on 12/20/2013 3:35:13 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Olog-hai
OMG. Look what I found! Just as astounding:
15 posted on 12/20/2013 3:38:17 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Olog-hai

Breaking News: Water is wet.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 3:53:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

They admit it now because
1) They realize that they will continue to lean left.
2) They know that there is practically nothing we can do about it


17 posted on 12/20/2013 3:56:52 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s “nuanced” when they all use the word “gravitas” on the same day? The national media is nothing but the mouthpiece of the RAT Party. They use the same daily talking points just like the rest of the Commie Mob in Washington.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 3:59:16 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Olog-hai

I suspect that there is a significant correlation over time with the decline of readers and viewers.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 4:27:05 AM PST by monocle
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To: F15Eagle

How about “completely fallen over, slobbering, plotting, extremely-committed-and-complicit left”?

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It is a lot easier to lick their mulatto messiah’s shoes if they’re already on the floor...


20 posted on 12/20/2013 4:44:37 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Olog-hai

These people swim in the sea of liberalism and never realize that it is a pond. The primary center of their universe is the political capital of D.C. which must pass laws to ‘help the poor and oppressed!’ Second center is New York, the bastion of liberal crony capitalism, where kvetching about evil capitalists is the outdoor sport and taking Wall Street money is the indoor version.

Subsidiary liberal centers are Boston (Kennedy), Chicago (Mob Rules), Los Angeles (Hollyweird) and San Francisco where the loose filberts always elect Pelousy politicians! Few of these places have any vigorous conservative traditions or proponents willing and able to get in those liberal faces. Even if they do, the corporate liberal media immediately diminish, demean and deprecate anything said that is against the liberal religion!

We are indeed paying the price for not noticing how the schools of education, journalism, social sciences and law were taken over and made training schools for the liberal causes. More government is what their graduates see as progress in history and for their individual careers. There will be no easy fix and sometimes I despair of any non-violent fix at all, sigh!


21 posted on 12/20/2013 4:46:59 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Olog-hai

Absolutely.

But we are gaining on them.

We need some real representation. We need several prominent conservatives to take over actual networks.

The liberal hold over America’s airwaves needs to end.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 4:48:25 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, bring him back!)
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To: Olog-hai

The Mainstream Marxist Media leans Stalinist.

Pray America is Waking


23 posted on 12/20/2013 5:30:18 AM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Olog-hai
I will add this IMHO epic example of liberal bias in action and it comes from my post on the Politifact "Lie of the Year" thread. I couched it in the thought that this following was deserving of the 2012 award, but it also applies here.

Personally I would have given the award to CNN's intrusive 'fact checking on the fly' debate moderator, Candy Crowley for her Obama defense. Following a Romney point that it took Obama 14 days to call the Benghazi "an act of Terrorism", Crowley leapt in BEFORE Obama to say that was a false accusation and reiterated when Obama asked her to repeat her defense! Impartial Moderator from CNN, yeah sure!

If this was not an example of instinctive liberal defense by a major news outlet's selected icon for the debate, then what was it? Incredible (by the very definition of the word, not being credible), that that newsperson would so interject herself into one of only 3 debates in such a blatant manner and in such a partisan way! Yet, from the descriptions in the day after, it appears that Obama, by merely 'looking at her' incited her interjection (from her own post-debate statement!) Without making any claim of collusion, this is a liberal asking another liberal for help in defending a lie, AND GETTING IT!

24 posted on 12/20/2013 5:31:33 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Olog-hai

This just in: water is wet, sun rises in the east, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 5:59:13 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Olog-hai

They’ll become “objective” again when(if) there is a Republican POTUS.


26 posted on 12/20/2013 6:05:05 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Olog-hai
“Most of my colleagues, I have no idea what their politics are. … But think about it: I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I don’t know a lot of people in my kid’s preschool who are pro-life,” Leibovich said. “When you have conversations, at all the newspapers I’ve worked at, about politics—it doesn’t happen often—but you see clues that there is absolutely a left-wing bias.” …

Liberal newspapers won't hire conservatives...

And yeah, they give other reasons for not hiring a conservative - the same kind of reasons they use to give for not hiring blacks and women... High sounding reasons "they would love to have but the person wasn't qualified..." Oddly, none of the 'we believe in diversity' people in a newsroom ever speaks up... Newspapers & liberal elite news organization have earned the contempt of half the population - and their 'trust numbers' reflect it. Idiots.

There's reason Dylan Byers is part of a dying industry...

27 posted on 12/20/2013 8:21:55 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Olog-hai

There was a leftist bias 50 years ago. It’s far worse now, a complete disconnect from reality and the rest of America.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 2:55:03 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

lean?

What a laugh. They are full-on one sided and no opposing views are tolerated


29 posted on 12/20/2013 2:56:06 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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