A while back, “journalist” Eric Alterman wrote a book entitled “What Liberal Media?” The book was an attempt to dispel the “myth” that the mainstream media leans left by a wide margin. Alterman was the member of Journolist who referred to Republicans as “f—ing NASCAR retards.”

On the other side, the left had a tizzy when it was learned Fox News/Rupert Murdoch had given $1 million to the Republican Governor’s Association. This prompted the head of the Democratic Governor’s Association to call for Fox News to air a disclaimer every time they did a report on a gubernatorial election.

Hey, I’d agree, provided that ABC, NBC and CBS do the same whenever they air any political story:

Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.

By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.

Eighty-eight percent of employees (who identified their employer) of the three networks who donated to candidates gave to Democrats.

Just something to keep in mind the next time a Dem drones on endlessly about Fox News bias. And I don’t know why they’d worry about it, because according David Axelrod, Fox News is not a legitimate news organization (you have to donate to Dems at least 70% of the time to be considered “legitimate” and unbiased).

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One Response to “What Liberal Media?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on August 29th, 2010 1:39 pm

    As noted yesterday in your "Who Should Be Driving the Car" post at MM.com, the left really should be fans of NASCAR racing; they LOVE to turn the wheel hard left and step on the gas !!! They have us at least 6:1 in major tv/cable news channels; we`re still kicking their arses in the ratings wars !!

    I`m surprised at you Doug, have you been in a cave ? Don`t you know that : down is now up-dark is now light -wrong is right-bad is good-out is in-and judging by your lib v. con. trash comparison this morning at MM.com, the enviro-conscious libs just have it all over us "evil-right-wingers" !!!! / sarc

    OPEN YOUR EYES, MAN !!!!

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