Skip to comments.Journalist consensus: Media lean left
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, NBCs Kelly ODonnell and CNNs Jake Tapper all said yes when asked if the news media lean leftthough 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 dont know a lot of people in my kids preschool who are pro-life, Leibovich said. When you have conversations, at all the newspapers Ive worked at, about politicsit doesnt happen oftenbut you see clues that there is absolutely a left-wing bias.
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How about “completely fallen over, slobbering, plotting, extremely-committed-and-complicit left”?
The fact that they freely admitted this is a remarkable breakthrough.
“generally speaking, the national media have a liberal bias.”
WOW, that is breaking news, along with the shocking revelation that the POPE IS CATHOLIC.
Quite a brain trust. Are they going to discover steam next?
Wow, I’m shocked.
I had no idea...
Well, shazam. Nobody knew it.
If by leaning to the left like marx, engels and stalin... then yes... THE AMERICAN PRESS LEANS LEFT!
Yes and I saw a bear poop in the woods too!
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.
That is a more apt description.
They swatted at the Eagle. Now they are going to get the talons!
But think about it: I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I dont know a lot of people in my kids 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...
Breaking News: Water is wet.
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
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.
I suspect that there is a significant correlation over time with the decline of readers and viewers.
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...
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!
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.
The Mainstream Marxist Media leans Stalinist.
Pray America is Waking
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!
This just in: water is wet, sun rises in the east, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
They’ll become “objective” again when(if) there is a Republican POTUS.
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...
There was a leftist bias 50 years ago. It’s far worse now, a complete disconnect from reality and the rest of America.
What a laugh. They are full-on one sided and no opposing views are tolerated