Ed Driscoll

"IT WAS AN ENTITLEMENT": National

“IT WAS AN ENTITLEMENT”: National Review Online on liberal media bias:

From birth, they expected a thoroughly liberal media: It was an entitlement. And now there are all these . . . interlopers (or “fifth columnists,” about which more in a minute). In the weeks following the Republicans’ surprise victory in the November election, there’s been a whole lot of whining going on. Pardon us if we don’t get teary-eyed over these charges of conservative media bias.

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Liberal critics enjoy listing the conservative outlets (or outposts, you might even call them): Fox, the Washington Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Drudge. (It doesn’t take long to go through them, which is why critics list them all the time.) Fine. How about a trade? We’ll take the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CBS, NBC, ABC (news and entertainment divisions, thank you very much), Time, Newsweek, NPR, PBS . . . And then there’s the movies, the teachers unions, the universities . . .

Again: Pardon us if we don’t tear up.

Exactly.