What Liberal Media?

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).