Posted Tuesday morning, December 26, 2017.
“Conservative mark” equals wrecking a lot of good things and hurting a lot of innocent people.
The media in general does have a liberal bias. Keep in mind that the media includes far more than the political desks of the major news outlets. The movie The Post is not biased in favor of the Nixon Administration. Steve Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee aren’t shilling for Donald Trump. Beyonce doesn’t sing hymns to the patriarchy or white supremacy. But even the journalistic media are liberally biased at a basic level because of the way, as Colbert has said, facts have a liberal bias. And then the editorial pages of the Washington Post and the New York Times have a liberal bias that isn’t really counterbalanced by the many conservative voices on the op-ed pages. Honestly, do you think David Brooks, Ross Douthat, and Bret Stephens even come close to canceling out Paul Krugman, Charles Blow, Michelle Goldberg, and Gail Collins?
But the Washington-based Political Press Corps, as liberal as individual members may be, is more biased in favor of pure power politics and ruthless gamesmanship. And since those are things Republicans are very good at---because they don’t care how many people they hurt and what they wreck---this bias works in their favor.
So, yeah, they've left their mark, the way vandals leave theirs, and it's going to take us at least a decade to clean up after them.
If you feel you must, you can read Sheryl Gay Stolberg’s whole article by clicking on the image up top or following the link to at the New York Times.