You probably already heard about Lara Logan’s stunning indictment of mainstream media for liberal bias, but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to applaud a journalism whistleblower. They are, after all, few and far between at the level of achievement reached by Logan, who until recently was a correspondent for “60 Minutes” on CBS.
In an interview with Mike Ritland on his “Mike Drop” podcast, Logan confirmed [https://bit.ly/2GRhxra] what we all knew, but are laughed at for saying.
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats – that’s just a fact. No one is registering Democrat when they’re really a Republican. So, the facts are on the side that you just stated: most journalists are Left, or liberal, or Democrat, or whatever word you wanna give it.”
How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage? When they simplify it all and there’s no gray. There’s no gray. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not — there’s something wrong.”
“So, for example, all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. … That’s distortion of the way things go in real life, because although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective today.”
As Logan said in the interview, she was probably committing “professional suicide” by going public with her observations of media collusion against Trump, but that’s why it’s so important for those who have been complaining about Fake News to have her back.
Logan confirmed [https://bit.ly/2IyFmGP] to Sean Hannity that the media mafia is already working to blacken her reputation.
“If there are any independent voices out there, if there are any journalists that are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points, then we pay the price.
“They can’t go after the things that matter, so they smear you personally, they go after your integrity, they go after your reputation as a person and as a professional and they’ll stop at nothing.”
If you wanted to find a case of collusion, you don’t have to look any further than that.
Frank Miele writes from Kalispell, Montana, at www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com and is a columnist at Real Clear Politics. To see more of my columns about the Dishonest Media, the Deep Swamp, the failed presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Trump’s war to restore American greatness, read my “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy. Part 1 is subtitled “Bush’s Global Failure: Half Right.” Part 2 is “Obama’s Fundamental Transformation: Far Left.” Part 3 is “Trump’s American Vision: Just Right.” They are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. Also please considering leaving a review in support of my conservative commentary on one or all of my book pages at Amazon! Thanks!