Ed Driscoll

Once Again, The Legacy Media Triangulates Itself

Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters spots this exchange on the socialists’ network of choice, MSNBC:

On today’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was shocked to hear from Mark Halperin of Time and co-host Mika Brzezinski that most people in the MSM don’t admit that the press is biased, and to the contrary most in the MSM see themselves as “right down the middle.”JOE SCARBOROUGH: So you’re saying that most people in the mainstream media don’t admit that the press is biased?

MARK HALPERIN: I don’t think so.  You take a survey around the news room —

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, they don’t admit it: I agree that.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Cause Mark Halperin in ’04 had said that most people in the media are liberal, and this is an obvious thing. I had said that most people accept it, but you do your best to be fair and down the middle even if most media people are left of center. But you say that most people that you hang out with in the media think that they’re like right down the middle?

HALPERIN: I think that that’s still the dominant view.

BRZEZINSKI: Yes, I agree with that.  Yes.

Yes, they’re not conservatives or libertarians; they’re not on the far left. They’re establishment liberals. Who knew?