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Political Editors / Feb. 19, 2019

CBS’s Lara Logan Eviscerates Leftmedia ‘Propagandists’

“The media everywhere is mostly liberal. … 85% of journalists are registered Democrats.”

When Leftmedia journalists call out the Leftmedia for bias and outright propaganda, we take note. Such was the case when CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan sat with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland for his “Mike Drop” podcast and gave an interview that “is professional suicide for me.”

Logan lamented the ideological echo chamber that makes up most of the media:

This is the problem that I have: There’s one Fox. There’s one Fox and there’s many, many, many more organizations on the Left. … The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store, if they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it. And unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you’re probably not even going to know what the other side is saying. Right?

Moreover, Logan said, journalists are too often actually Democrat Party members:

The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats. So that’s just a fact. No one is registering Democrat when they’re really a Republican. So, the facts are on the side of what you just stated: Most journalists are Left, or liberal, or Democrat, or whatever word you wanna give it.

Finally, on the subject of what Americans are being fed on a daily basis, Logan had a strong word for it: propaganda.

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 … something’s 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.”

The journalist then gave an example of former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson admitting as much:

[Abramson] says, “We would do dozens of stories about Trump every single day, and every single one of them was negative.” She said, “We have become the anti-Trump paper of record.” Well, that’s not our job. That’s a political position. That means we’ve become political activists … and some could argue propagandists. And there’s some merit to that.

She’s right.

PowerLine’s John Hinderaker responded to her “professional suicide” lament, “Perhaps not suicide, but rather exile to the wilderness where, for example, Sharyl Attkisson resides. Attkisson is not, to my knowledge, a conservative. Nor is Logan, as far as I know. But Attkisson tried to tell the truth about the Obama administration, naively thinking that was her job as a journalist. And she was particularly unhappy when she became convinced (correctly, as far as I can tell) that the Obama administration hacked into her home computer. Has a single fellow journalist supported Attkisson in her effort to find out who invaded her computer? Not that I know of. For a journalist, the choices are: 1) be part of the left-wing team, or 2) be ostracized. Welcome, Ms. Logan, to the wilderness.”

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