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Democrats got 88% of 2008 contributions from mainstream media

From the Washington Examiner.

Excerpt:

Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The Democratic total of $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880.

By contrast, only 193 of the employees contributed to Republican candidates and campaign committees, for a total of $142,863. The average Republican contribution was $744.

[…]The data on contributions by broadcast network employees was compiled by CRP at the request of The Examiner and included all 2008 contributions by individuals who identified their employer as one of the three networks or subsidiaries. The data does not include contributions by employees of the three networks who did not identify their employer.

The CRP is the organization behind OpenSecrets.org, the web site that for more than a decade has put campaign finance data within reach of anybody with an Internet connection.

President Obama received 710 such contributions worth a total of $461,898, for an average contribution of $651 from the network employees. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain received only 39 contributions totaling $26,926, for an average donation of $709.

And that’s why the mainstream news channels cannot be trusted.

UPDATE:

Bill Press has his own show on CNN. On CNN!

MUST-READ: The definitive catalog of left-wing media bias

This American Spectator essay is required reading. (H/T ECM)

It is basically a list of the most egregious examples of media bias in recent memory. I am not old enough to remember some of these, especially the JFK ones. So this was a real eye-opener to me.

Here’s a summary of the points raised:

What’s particularly interesting is that the stories not reported about JFK were in the early 1960s, the effort to not report the story about President Clinton was in 1998, the story on John Edwards was hushed through the time it counted most, in the election cycle of 2008 when he was a serious presidential candidate, and the decision not to report on Van Jones was — well — two weeks ago, and ACORN but last week. Which is to say, September of 2009.

In other words, across five decades of American journalistic history, the instinct of many Old Media institutions — specifically including NBC and the New York Times — has been to deliberately withhold the truth. To quite deliberately use their journalism skills and tools to misrepresent those whose politics they do not favor.

Were this, say, the field of medicine, practitioners of this kind of thing would lose their license to practice, sued for and surely convicted of malpractice. As it is, the examples listed here are what might be termed “media malpractice,” evidencing a clear and convincing pattern of deceit.

The mainstream media is totally untrustworthy.

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Two must-see media interviews with Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin is looking very good as a contender in 2012. I am still favoring Governor Jindal in Louisiana, with Governor Sanford in South Carolina as #2. But Palin is definitely in the mix!

I am so happy when I see women standing up for fiscal conservatism, social conservatism and a strong foreign policy. I am going to give her 2 A+ ratings for these two tough media interviews. She understands the vision of small government and low taxes. And she has a talent for explaining it in a winsome, engaging manner. The trouble is that Democrat voters are so ignorant about economics that she has to explain it very slowly.

UPDATE: This post seems to be popular. Don’t forget my previous post about two women I think are even better conservatives than Sarah Palin. And here is the best of those two attacking Democrats in a super video clip.