So What? Lara Logan Calls Out Liberal Media

2/19/19
 
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from Rush Limbaugh,
2/19/19:

RUSH: Lara Logan is a star. She was a major star at CBS News, and she did an interview recently in a podcast, and she just unloaded on the media, the international media while, at the same time, calling out operations like Breitbart as good! Breitbart is not biased, not biased to the left — and when Breitbart does engage in opinion journalism, you know it. You know where they’re coming from.

But she says most of the international media is liberal and they won’t admit it. The interview she did was with a retired Navy SEAL named Mike Ritland, who has a podcast. His podcast is called Mike Drop, “and the conversation eventually turned towards her agreement with Ritland that” she agreed with his point that he media everywhere is left, “‘the media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.’

LOGAN: You say the media is mostly liberal. I agree with you. The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats. So that’s just a fact. All the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. The former executive editor of the New York Times has a book coming out, Jill Abramson, and she says: We would do, I don’t know, dozens of stories about Trump every single day, and every single one of them was negative. She said: We have become the anti-Trump paper of record. Well, that’s not our job. That’s a political position. That means we’ve become political activists in a sense — and some could argue propagandists, right?

RUSH: Yeah, well… (sigh) I don’t know. I guess when Lara Logan says it as a former practicing Drive-By Media specialist — I guess it has impact — but we’ve been calling ’em activists and worse and identifying them for what they are for many, many moons here.

LOGAN: I didn’t even notice that there was a bias in the media. People would say to me all the time, and I argued passionately and ferociously against that ’cause I really believed that when you do it well, and the majority of the serious journalists were all trying to do their best to overcome those biases and rely on the facts and good systems. You need at least two firsthand sources for something, right? I mean, you read one story after another or hear it, and it’s all based on one anonymous administration official, a former administration official, right? That’s not journalism, that’s horse (bleep). Sorry. That is absolute horse (bleep). The responsibility for fake news begins with us.

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