Many journalists argue that there is no such thing as liberal media bias. But polls show that most Americans disagree. Even a recent survey of financial journalists shows self-described liberals outnumbering conservatives 13-to-1.
The result is a national press that attacks those on the right for anything and downplays everything awful done by the left.
That was especially true this week as the media slammed supporters of President Trump as being “racist” just for voting for him, accused AR-15 owners of being mass murderers, and deployed synonyms from the dictator handbook to describe President Trump – from “authoritarian” to “Stalinist.”
The sports site Deadspin actually used a documentary about the Ultimate Fighting Championship to describe the president as “a racist, misogynist, litigious grifter buffoon.”
Then, on the other side of the coin, the media showed their liberal loyalties. They called former first lady Michelle Obama a “superstar.” They celebrated how democratic socialist Rep.-elect Alexandria “Ocasio-Cortez’s shoes are making history” (“It’s Gotta Be The Shoes,” an ad once said). And journalists did their collective best to bury every uncomfortable story about the left from liberal anti-Semitism to a congressman tweeting about nuking … Americans.
Let’s start on the right – and where better than CNN and CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers? During a Don Lemon panel on why white women aren’t woke enough to all vote for Democrats, Powers let fly with her attack.
Powers criticized people who say, “‘Well, I’m not racist, I just voted for him (Trump) because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton,’” adding: “I just want to say that’s not – that doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist.”
Not to be outdone, Newsweek national politics writer Nina Burleigh chimed in to bash gun owners. She retweeted a stupid comment by Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, noting: “Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer.” Burleigh was widely criticized and refused to accept any of it, saying she assumed, “the majority are pro @NRA Russian bots.”
The media didn’t just target President Trump. Anyone on the right was fair game. The New York Times went after the president’s family, asking, “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?” This from the same newspaper that also complained that criticism of liberal billionaire George Soros is somehow anti-Semitic.
The media didn’t have similar concerns about anti-Catholic comments. NBC attacked traditional Catholics and outlets like LifeSiteNews for agreeing with the church’s stance on gay marriage. It even called them “alt-right” in an attempt to marginalize their beliefs. Those beliefs are, incidentally, the official stance of the church – but not the position of many liberal Catholics in the news media.
Naturally, immigration remained a media hot-button topic this week. The nation’s top two Hispanic TV broadcasters – Univision and Telemundo – d