(NEW YORK POST)
By Phil Mushnick
As a registered but less-than-loyal Democrat, I long scoffed at the long-held notion that the news media have a left-leaning, anti-Republican bias.
I didn’t believe it, primarily because I chose not to believe it. Plus, the media confirmed for me that mine was the noble side. Heck, there was no other side.
But I now know — and have for some time — that I was pulling my own leg. The notion of such a bias is not merely a notion; it’s true.
Our news media, especially as seen and heard during nationally broadcasted news, engages in highly selective story-choosing, story-telling and subsequent indignations and outrages that are first weighed on political scales.
Early this month a spectacular story was given tiny attention, and none, as far as I watched, on nightly national newscasts.
In December 2010, David Plouffe, soon to be reappointed a senior adviser to President Obama, gave two speeches in the desperately poor country of Nigeria.
Speeches for which he was paid a total of $100,000.
Holy moly! What did he have to say in Nigeria that was worth 100 grand?