“Let me say for the billionth time,” liberal journalist Chris Cillizza tweeted earlier this week with more than a hint of self-righteous indignation,”reporters don’t root for a side. Period.”
I hope that Cillizza didn’t accept any bets on that proposition, because if he did, he may have lost his shirt last night. According to another tweet by another journalist, this time conservative Jesse Waters, members of the Fouth Estate watching the debate from Spin Alley, just off the main debate floor in Las Vegas, cheered loudly for Hillary Clinton and groaned equally emphatically at Donald Trump:
Watching debate in enormous room of media in Vegas. Press laughs and cheers for Hillary and groans and gasps when Trump speaks. #inthetank
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) October 20, 2016
Nor is the the first time the media showed favoritism for the Democratic presidnetial nominee. Kristinn Taylor noted at Gateay Pundit “Last year the pro-Hillary media cheered when Bernie Sanders at a debate with Clinton demanded the press stop covering Clinton’s email scandal.”
As we’ve said before, perhaps it’s time conservatives let the media know their feelings by using their remote control.