Kimberly Morin writes that many Americans discovered over the past 8 years or more that the mainstream media is decidedly left-wing and clearly doesn’t provide all opinions on topics, nor do they even provide the truth or facts in many stories.
It’s because of this, especially during Barack Obama’s failed reign in the White House, that so many not only became skeptical of the mainstream media, but became vocal opponents against them. This opposition to the one-sided media is one of the reasons Donald Trump won the election. Too many Americans had had it with their dishonesty, outright lies, extreme bias, and ignorance of the truth.
During a recent conference, an editor of the New York Times admitted that there is a problem on the left, and it does indeed affect news and opinion within news. From The Daily Caller:
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet accidentally admitted on Wednesday that he is a liberal.
“I don’t understand how one can actually have an intellectual discourse in this country if you cannot have the opportunity to read thoughtful people with whom you disagree. We’re at a moment in the country right now which I think, you know, the Left should do some soul searching too, right?” Baquet said.
He then began referring to “the Left” as “we” before catching his slip-up.
“We don’t want to hear anything — we’ve long said this about this about the Right — but I think the Left, we don’t — I’m not ‘we,’ I’m a journalist — but the Left as a rule does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement,” he said, to slight laughter from his liberal audience.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that an editor at the New York Times is a left-winger. What is more interesting is that he admits the left doesn’t want to hear differing opinions. He’s a liberal who actually wants to have differing opinions in his newspaper, but understands the left does not want to see or hear them.
This is the “new” left. Although they are the same as the old left, they are now more obvious to regular Americans rather than only those who were political. Regular Americans see the bias in the news and see the hatred and vitriol from the left towards anyone who dares to not have their same opinion.
The left still don’t seem to get that this is why they’ll keep losing.