Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Best of Liberal Media Bias: 2013

Tom Blumer has a great article at PJMedia chronicling his top 10 examples (from "several dozen") of MSM liberal bias during 2013.  Here are two of my favorites from his list [ht: Glenn Reynolds]:
2. Bury the party affiliation of Democrats involved in scandal and crime.
Even when local stories appropriately identify leftist offenders’ party affiliation, national press outlets work hard to scrub them.
One of the most notorious such examples last year involved Steven Brooks, a Nevada State Assembly member from North Las Vegas. The opening sentence at the related Las Vegas Sun story told readers that “a Democratic assemblyman is in jail, arrested for threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick, according to North Las Vegas Police and Democratic sources familiar with the situation.” By the time the Associated Press was done massaging it for national consumption, the D-word was held until the ninth paragraph, and reporter Martin Griffith was regaling readers with a list of the wonderful organizations and charities which Brooks had served.
5. Put on the moral blinders for leftists and horrible criminals.
While treating George Zimmerman as evil personified for defending himself against Trayvon Martin, the press was incredibly indulgent towards multiple baby-killer Kermit Gosnell, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, and China’s Mao Zedong.
It's a great article, highly recommended, and available here.