Reason for Institutionalized Mainstream News Liberal Bias
By Erick Erickson
As objective as the media claims to be, the so called Gang of 500 — the reporters and chattering class who develop the conventional wisdom in politics — is mostly of the left or married to the left. There is a revolving door between the media and leftwing politics that rarely exists on the right. It shapes the world view of the members of the media and necessitates conservatives working even harder to get their opinions, views, and stories heard. I have encountered this bias throughout the media in my professional life and seen it up close over the years.
Today comes word that Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor, is leaving the magazine for the State Department. He is but one in a long line of liberals who have, for years, feigned objectivity when his world view is decidedly of the left.
Perhaps most famous is Jay Carney. He is currently the White House Press Secretary. Before that he was in the Vice President’s office. Prior to that, he was Washington bureau chief at Time magazine working with Richard Stengel. Stengel, in 2008, defended Carney’s decision to go into the Obama Administration. Of course he would.
Read the Rest @ Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly | RedState
By Ben Jacobs
These days, journalists don’t retire, they just join the Obama administration. reported on Thursday, Time managing editor Rick Stengel is leaving the venerable newsweekly to become under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. This is not the first foray into politics for Stengel, who has been the top editor at Time since 2006. He spent a year as a speechwriter on Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign in 1999–2000. But it is the latest example in a growing trend of the White House reaching out to hire journalists. According to one count, at least 15 journalists have joined the Obama administration since 2009.As Capital New York
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Well, this goes a long way in explaining the biased defensive news coverage most Americans have been fed for the last 5 years. At times its felt as if many of the stories swept under the rug could have been the result of collusion, its clear to see now how this would not be hard to believe. Here’s two more stories to check out, regarding ABC, CBS, & NBC.
Finally, it takes The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart quite a while to admit it, but here’s his reasoning, on video, for the bias even he acknowledges in the mainstream news media, although he himself fails to analyze it objectively… http://youtu.be/VowsUchdEIY?t=13m45s
Related Article @ Face it, Mainstream Media Bias Exists