Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our Liberal News Media

This is today's New York Times home page.

I took the liberty of circling the stories that I believe express liberal bias, or toe the Democratic Party line.

New data has come to light concerning campaign contributions from self-identified employees of ABC, CBS, and NBC. In 2008, these people gave an overwhelming majority of their campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.

Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.

By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.

Disclosure of the heavily Democratic contributions by influential employees of the three major broadcast networks follows on the heels of controversy last week when it was learned that media baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.

I suppose you should be aware that news site I'm quoting from has a decidedly conservative slant. The numbers used in the story, however, could not be more straightforward.

I'm ok if a majority of news reporters are liberal. That's their choice. But they shouldn't lie about it, or try to hide it. This does a disservice to the reader, who is only trying to get the Truth. Not the Liberal Truth, or the Conservative Truth. Just the truth.

I accept that FOX News is a neo-conservative propaganda factory. It's ok if you accept that the New York Times is a pinko-liberal mushhead pamphlet. If you read both sides, and accept their biases, then you can see between the lines to the real Truth.

Large media has lost the trust of the public. They should be looked at no differently than any random website or blog. When you read a fantastical claim on an unknown website, do you immediately believe it? Of course not.

Verify everything I write here. I try to give the truth, but I am only human. But at least I try.

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