Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy

The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy

The only real question is whether the Left-Wing Media is the propaganda wing of the democratic party or the democratic party is the political wing of the Left-Wing Media.

Anyone that listens or watches a news/views broadcast must realize that what is being presented is biased.

A bias/spin is not a lie. A bias/spin is to tell that part of the story that supports your position and to not tell that part of the story that does not support your position.

Until Fox, the news/views were all biased for the democrats and now with Fox there is a bias for the Republicans.


The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy

Everyone knew most of the press corps was hoping for Obama in 2008. Newly released emails show that hundreds of them were actively working to promote him.


When I'm talking to people from outside Washington, one question inevitably comes up: Why is the media so liberal? The question often reflects a suspicion that members of the press get together and decide on a story line that favors liberals and Democrats and denigrates conservatives and Republicans.

My response has usually been to say, yes, there's liberal bias in the media, but there's no conspiracy. The liberal tilt is an accident of nature. The media disproportionately attracts people from a liberal arts background who tend, quite innocently, to be politically liberal. If they came from West Point or engineering school, this wouldn't be the case.

Now, after learning I'd been targeted for a smear attack by a member of an online clique of liberal journalists, I'm inclined to amend my response. Not to say there's a media conspiracy, but at least to note that hundreds of journalists have gotten together, on an online listserv called JournoList, to promote liberalism and liberal politicians at the expense of traditional journalism.

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