Back in February of 2004, I wrote:
After decades of trying to claim impartiality, there have been several admissions lately by the media that they are indeed, biased.
A theme I followed up shortly thereafter in a couple of interviews with Bernard Goldberg at Tech Central Station, and an article a few months ago for the New Individualist titled Atlas Mugged, which explored the push-pull interaction between old media and new. The trend away from an 80-year old definition of objectivity was also also spotted last year by James Taranto, who wrote:
Something odd is afoot in America’s elite media–increasingly, journalists are unabashed about admitting their liberal bias.
Much like the New York Times coming clean in 2004, it has something of a “Gosh, who knew!” quality to it, but add this announcement to the list as well. And as Stephen Spruiell asks, how long before their parent network makes official what is otherwise remarkably obvious.