Monday, January 26, 2009

Media Bias, Part XXXVI

According to Helen Thomas--former White House corespondent, and long-time whack-job--if you're not a liberal you're a liar. Here's an excerpt from an interview on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation morning TV show called "Sun Day":
Helen Thomas: I'm a liberal, I was born a liberal, I'll be one 'til I die, what else should a reporter be when you see so much and when we have such great privilege and access to the truth?

CBC Interviewer: Well, you know, it's interesting because I'm sure that if somebody from the right was sitting here they would say... if you ask the question what should a reporter be they will say, "Oh, I don't know, How about objective?"

Helen Thomas: You're not asking people not to think not to care are you? But you are asking them to give a fair reporting both sides and so forth and I did it for 57 years I was never, never accused of bias in my copy. But I had a right to be angry and unhappy at the trend that I saw in my country that I was close enough to see.
Does anyone doubt Thomas represents the majority view of objectivity among the mainstream media?

(via NewsBusters, which posts video of the interview)


Bob in Los Angeles said...

Thanks for writing this Carl -- CBS missed a big opportunity to nail her by asking why she didn't "own up to being a liberal 57 years ago?" Is the public not entitled to know your liberal bias?"

The press is a 90% democratic owned monopoly.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

"never accused of bias in my copy..."

She doesn't get out of the bubble much, does she?

OBloodyHell said...

> She doesn't get out of the bubble much, does she?

Well, anyone outside of her bubble must be a rethuglican, so what difference would anything they have to say make?

Carl said...

Doubtlessly her readers and editors didn't accuse her of bias--she only wrote the liberal nostrams they expected and demanded.