NYT reporter confronted on media bias by … Chris Matthews?

NYT reporter confronted on media bias by … Chris Matthews?
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That sound you just heard was the cows coming home. They will be arriving just around the time hell freezes over.

Of all “journalists” confronted a New York Times reporter on media bias, it was MSNBC host Chris Matthews during a “Hardball” segment Monday, who asked Yamiche Alcindor whether she knows anyone at the paper who is pro-life.

“And really this is something I think that is kind of an effective argument,” Alcindor told Matthews, referring to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s argument the “elite media” are biased against him and are helping to rig the election. She elaborated:

Because people really do feel when they go and get the news that they are really getting it from these people who have some sort of plan to rig this election, or rig the economy, or don’t want to cover the real issues.

When, you know, obviously the media is in some ways covering the news of the day and covering things that we think are important. But there are people making value judgments.

Matthews interrupted: “Do you know anybody, Yamiche, at The New York Times who is pro-life?”

“That’s not a question I’m going to answer,” she laughed. “I have no idea.”

“Do you know anybody?” Matthews pressed. “Just, you don’t have to name names. Do you know anybody at the Times who is pro-life?”

“I have not asked my coworkers that question, I should say,” Alcindor replied.

“Oh that’s cute,” Matthews said.

Here’s a video of the exchange:

This report, by Rachel Stoltzfoos, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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