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Wonders never cease

Surprise, surprise, surprise. MSNBC did a little investigating into the political donations given by so-called “objective” reporters. Guess what they found:

MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

Do the math. Of the 144 journalists that they identified, 87% of them gave to left-wing political causes. You can imagine my shock.

Now, do I have a problem with them donating money to politicians? Not really. They are free individuals with their own opinions and world views. They can give their money to whomever the want.

However, do I believe that they can donate all of this money to political causes and still maintain any essence of objectivity? No I do not.

With all of the evidence of left-wing media bias, can you honestly say that they are keeping their personal feelings and beliefs out of the story?


FYI – I am, in fact, shocked that it was MSNBC who conducted this study and actually reported it. After all, this is the network of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and the Today Show. But, I give credit where credit is due. In this case, they deserve it.

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