Here’s another admission, this time from ABC News political director Mark Halperin, who Allah reminds us was the writer of this infamous memo about a month before the 2004 election, where Halperin urged ABC reporters to be tougher on Bush than Kerry (which I blogged about in my post about an ABC News producer who exclaimed in an email that Bush made him “sick”).
This snippet from what I wrote in my BBC liberal bias post bears repeating, I think:
Liberals here at home and liberals abroad who continue to deny there is a strong liberal bias in the mainstream media in the face of all these admissions to the contrary are doing nothing more than the customary burying of their heads in the sand (I call it HISS: Head In Sand Syndrome) when faced with facts they don’t want to hear. Non-media liberals who will admit to seeing the liberal bias, who say it’s no big deal should imagine a world filled with mainstream media outlets that were predominantly conservative, uninclusive of opposing viewpoints, while showing an insensitivity to liberal concerns. Then they’d understand why conservatives feel the way they do about the mainstream media today. Not only that, but maybe, just maybe, they’d realize what a sham a political party and a media, both of which claim a â€˜big tent’ type of tolerance for all kinds of views, actually is.