The ‘liberal leaning’ media have passed the tipping point

The ‘liberal leaning’ media have passed the tipping point

[Ed. – Yet, they continue to live in a state of denial.]

About 35 years ago I was sitting at lunch next to Jeane Kirkpatrick, a onetime Democrat who became a foreign-policy adviser to President Reagan and later U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She was lamenting what she called the “liberal leaning” media. As the president of CBS News, I assured her it was only a “liberal tilt” and could be corrected.

“You don’t understand,“ she scolded. “It’s too late.”

Kirkpatrick was prophetic. The highly influential daily newspapers in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Boston are now decidedly liberal. On the home screen, the three broadcast network divisions still have their liberal tilt. Two of the three leading cable news sources are unrelentingly liberal in their fear and loathing of President Trump.

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News organizations that claim to be neutral have long been creeping leftward, and their loathing of Mr. Trump has accelerated the pace.

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