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)

4 comments:

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.