Friday, September 03, 2010
Will ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN and the NYT Follow Suit?
"BBC Director General Mark Thompson has admitted the corporation was guilty of a 'massive' Left-wing bias in the past.
The TV chief also admitted there had been a 'struggle' to achieve impartiality and that staff were ' mystified' by the early years of Margaret Thatcher's government.
But he claimed there was now 'much less overt tribalism' among the current crop of young journalists, and said in recent times the corporation was a 'broader church'.
He claimed there was now an 'honourable tradition of journalists from the right' working for the corporation..." (source)
A full-fledged left-wing media does such a disservice the country as a whole. It fosters the group-think-bubble (in large cities especially) and causes magazines like Rolling Stones to write articles referencing the DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND and DAILY KOS when gauging public sentiment... The DU and Kos Kids certainly don't speak for me and in many cases don't even represent my left-wing friends...but Rolling Stone now thinks they're mainstream. Reporting and commentary that reports on the world through a liberal lens allows those on the Left to believe everyone thinks like them. Allows them to forget that at least half the country loathes their political ideology... It's amazing to me that they rail so loudly against Fox...one station trying to balance all the others...