L.A. Times Op-ed bares media bias in Clinton coverage

L.A. Times Op-ed bares media bias in Clinton coverage

Clinton nearly calls Donald Trump her husband...
Clinton nearly calls Donald Trump her husband...
The press appears clearly in the bag for Hillary Clinton, who received repeated applause Friday at a gathering of journalists in Washington, D.C.

Not that it should surprise anyone, but the press is heavily biased in favor of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton to the point that “they don’t have to be wearing a button that says ‘I’m with her’ for this to be readily apparent.’”

At least, that was the opinion expressed on the pages of the Los Angeles Times in an Op-Ed authored by Justin Raimondo, editorial director of Antiwar.com and author of “Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement.” And he makes a compelling case in about 860 words that also appeared in the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Press of Atlantic City.

Underscoring this bias was the applause from journalists at a Hillary appearance Friday before the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.

As noted by The Hill, “The event, attended by more than 1,500 journalists, discourages applause from journalists during speeches by political candidates.” The Hill reported that prior to Clinton’s speech, “conference staffers went around the room reminding people that it’s inappropriate for journalists to give politicians standing ovations.”

For his part, Raimondo observed, “This transparent bias is a national phenomenon, infecting both print and television media to such an extent that it has become almost impossible to separate coverage of the Trump campaign from attempts to tear it down.”

Had Raimondo substituted the term “national disgrace” for “national phenomenon,” his analysis could easily pass the smell test.

There was something else in The Hill article that might raise some eyebrows. At the end, the story noted, “During today’s gathering, Clinton took questions for 10 minutes from NABJ and NAHJ members. The working press was not permitted to ask Clinton questions.”

So, 1,500 journalists in the audience weren’t “working press?” Evidently not, especially if one considers what Raimondo wrote. They were merely a crowd of Clinton supporters pretending to be members of the Fourth Estate.


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