Your Liberal Media

Mark Halperin again, with Hugh Hewitt, via atrios and Tristam:

MH: . . . I will say this, Hugh. I will say that many people I work with in ABC, and other old media organizations, are liberal on a range of issues. And I think the ability of that, the reality of how that affects media coverage, is outrageous, and that conservatives in this country for forty years have felt that, and that it’s something that must change.

. . . HH: And so, given that we know that proportion is there, I don’t know the relevance that the fever swamp generates some antagonism towards you, that Daily Kos yells at you, doesn’t in any way, I think, not you personally, but media, doesn’t in any way change the basic underlying problem, which is that you’ve set up sort of castles full of liberal and hard left reporters, and that they’re criticized from the left doesn’t in any way diminish their left wing bias, does it?

MH: Not at all. It only adds to the current problems, or the previous problems of the left wing bias on a lot of issues. What it adds is, people feeling cowed from the other direction, and it adds to the general lack of respect, which we have brought on ourselves, because look, we are too weak, and we are too superficial, and we have failed to stand up to power, as we should, if we’re going to play a proper role in a democracy. So the left criticisms, I think, don’t diminish the liberal bias, but they do make weak organizations, already under siege, more under siege, taking fire from a different direction.

Failing to stand up to power is what Mark Halperin is arguing. But somehow that is liberal bias. Because liberals have ALL the power in this country right? Sheesh. Not only is Halperin a disgrace, he is apparently an idiot as well.

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    ABC and news, what is the connection? (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by oldtree on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 11:33:01 AM EST
    does anyone else feel soiled by a supposed,  "newsie"  giving personal opinion about his beliefs?  

    this person isn't any more related to knews than the cat is to the dog.  except perhaps by family.

    any real news org would dump this mouthpiece the day he mouthed off, but not ABC.   what a joke

    Your Liberal Media (1.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 11:40:53 AM EST
    tolerate the likes of Halperin.

    Your Liberal Media (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by HeadScratcher on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 11:53:45 AM EST
    When I was in journalism school years ago a reporter came in from the L.A. Times and the question of bias came up. He said that the only bias he knows of is the bias of the little guy versus the big guy. As a for instance he said workers against corporations, tenants vs. landlords, etc... But he said that wasn't true bias as it was only "common sense".

    I have always felt that there was a center-left bias in the media as a whole. Not progressive mind you, just a bit to the left.

    Most people consider a pro-choice, anti death penalty, pro civil union news commentator to be far right so I guess it depends on what your definition of 'bias' is...

    You last graf (1.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 12:09:26 PM EST
    Where'd you get that from?

    Chicken Hawkus Americanus (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 05:03:28 PM EST
    Halperin ducked 'Nam and now goes around telling  people that he was wrong and that he "regrets"    not going; his current guiding ethos is obviously whats-good-for-likud-is-good-for-mankind, but     dont hold your breathe waiting for him to emigrate: the man expects OTHER people to have the courage of his convictions.