Thursday, June 21, 2007

Expect this Story and Reporter to Be Buried Quickly

Aptly named MSNBC reporter Bill Dedman reveals the unsurprising fact that many "journalists" are on the rolls of political donors: 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.
Another unsurprising fact: today's journalism doesn't require much in the way of intelligence - so long as one's political beliefs are suitably leftist - many of the donors didn't just give to candidates, but to lunatic fringe organizations like, and many don't understand why it's a big deal.