Like that 1990s survey revealing that about 90 percent of the Washington press corps supported Clinton, a president who didn’t crack 50% in either 1992 or 1996, didn’t tell us this years ago. Still, it’s one of those things the confirms what we already know: Journalists tend to be a bunch of libs who are are out to “change the world” rather than just report on it:
The following 144 journalists made campaign contributions from 2004 through the first quarter of 2007, according to Federal Election Commission records studied by MSNBC.com.
Key: (D) contributed to Democrats or liberal causes, (R) to Republicans and conservative causes.
Click on “details” next to each name to see the amounts and what the journalists have to say.
(D) ABC News, Mary Fulginiti, “Primetime” correspondent.
(D) ABC affiliate in Boston, WCVB, Sangita Chandra, producer.
(D) ABC affiliate in Wichita, KAKE, Susan Peters, anchor.
(D) CBS News, Serena Altschul, correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Etc. The list goes on for a while and you see mostly (D) in front of the names. Not surprising, even though it’s getting giant headline treatment elsewhere. In other shocking news, the sun shines.
We all know that j-schools attract post-Watergate types who want to get the next scoop that brings down the next president, as long as that president has (R) in front of his name. We all know that most journalists will carry water for the NOW gang while ignoring the Concerned Women of America, whose ideology is conservative and whose membership dwarfs the far left NOW. We all know that most journalists cover environmental issues like they’re a huge threat, while downplaying the very real and ongoing threat from Islamic radicalism. We all know this. It’s not much of a surprise to see it confirmed via political donations.
What might be a bit more surprising is that MSNBC’s David Shuster showed up for a forum at the far left Take Back America confab yesterday. Click here, go to Day 3 and look at the 11 am session, the one called “The Mainstream Media: Fair and Balanced.” You have far left blogger Duncan “Atrios” black, a Clinton guy, two Air America guys, a WaPo guy, a Newsweek guy, a freelancer who specializes in Latino issues, and David Shuster of MSNBC. They used Fox’s branding motto to title the session, but didn’t include anyone from Fox, just a guy from one of its (distant, as the ratings go) rivals, and who once worked for Fox. I doubt Shuster defended Fox, since he works for MSNBC now and shows up on Hardball all the time. I’m guessing that that forum as composed wasn’t fair or balanced.
So what was alleged news reporter David Shuster doing at a far left pep rally that seems designed to be nothing but a Fox bash? Hmmm?