US: What liberal media? I’ve just read this artic…

US: What liberal media?

I’ve just read this article “Winning Hearts and minds” in Washington Post on journalist opions. So you speak only English? Best sources may be UK sources such as BBC or Guardian to get a less filtered source.

Also read Nation’s Eric Alterman on the ‘liberal media’ in the US…To give you some perspective in political orientation: What’s considered ‘conservative’ in Germany may be ‘liberal’ in the US. Thus, our socialdemocratic-green government are probably already considered ‘communistic’ — and here in Germany we complain they are peeing way to the middle and not to the left; neo-liberal piss. Excuse me.

What Liberal Media? In recent times, the right has ginned up its “liberal media” propaganda machine. Books by both Ann Coulter and Bernard Goldberg have topped the bestseller lists, stringing together a series of charges so extreme that, well, it’s amazing neither one thought to accuse “liberals” of using the blood of conservatives’ children for extra flavor in their soy-milk decaf lattes.

Given the success of Fox News, the Wall Street Journal editorial pages, the Washington Times, the New York Post, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, the New York Sun, National Review, Commentary, Limbaugh, Drudge, etc., no sensible person can dispute the existence of a “conservative media.” The reader might be surprised to learn that neither do I quarrel with the notion of a “liberal media.” It is tiny and profoundly underfunded compared with its conservative counterpart, but it does exist.

As a columnist for The Nation and an independent weblogger for, I work in the middle of it, and so do many of my friends. And guess what? It’s filled with right-wingers.


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