Another egregious example of liberal press bias

The motto of the liberal press isn’t the much ballyhooed...

All the news that’s fit to print

...but rather...

All the news we think is fit to print

...which in practical terms means...

If we don’t report it, it didn’t happen.

Examples can easily be cited of “inconvenient truths” about Hillary Clinton that the liberal press has been more than eager to bury.  On the other hand, the MSM will jump at any opportunity to damage the candidacy of Donald Trump.

To illustrate, let’s compare the amount of liberal press coverage of two stories, one negative and the other positive toward Trump.

Trump-Negative Story

Last August, a group of 50 former national security officials who served Republican presidents from Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush published an open letter claiming that Donald Trump “would be the most reckless President in American history.”

The list included Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security; Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA; Carla Hills, former U.S. trade representative; John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence; Tom Ridge, former secretary of homeland security; and Robert Zoellick, former U.S. trade representative.

The liberal press reported this story extensively.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, CNN The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Yahoo, The New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, MSNBC, Salon, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Providence Journal, Bloomberg, The Washington Free Beacon, Time, The Nation, and The Weekly Standard.  The conservative magazine The Weekly Standard is on the list because its editor, Bill Kristol, is a Trump foe.

Trump-Positive Story

This past week, a Bush Alumni Coalition was formed composed of 50 officials who served in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, supporting Donald Trump.  “Americans want to trust our leaders again,” explained one official.

This list, evidently more impressive, included Donald Rumsfeld, former secretary of defense; Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary; John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general; Elaine Chao, former secretary of labor; John Snow, former secretary of treasury; and Tommy Thompson, former secretary of health and human services.

Only two of the above news outlets also reported this story.

The Huffington Post and Yahoo.

This ten-to-one ratio explains why Americans increasingly see the MSM as nothing more than a Pravda-like organ of the Democratic Party.  Bill Kristol, Glenn Beck, and other NeverTrumps need to think long and hard about acting as “useful idiots.”

The motto of the liberal press isn’t the much ballyhooed...

All the news that’s fit to print

...but rather...

All the news we think is fit to print

...which in practical terms means...

If we don’t report it, it didn’t happen.

Examples can easily be cited of “inconvenient truths” about Hillary Clinton that the liberal press has been more than eager to bury.  On the other hand, the MSM will jump at any opportunity to damage the candidacy of Donald Trump.

To illustrate, let’s compare the amount of liberal press coverage of two stories, one negative and the other positive toward Trump.

Trump-Negative Story

Last August, a group of 50 former national security officials who served Republican presidents from Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush published an open letter claiming that Donald Trump “would be the most reckless President in American history.”

The list included Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security; Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA; Carla Hills, former U.S. trade representative; John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence; Tom Ridge, former secretary of homeland security; and Robert Zoellick, former U.S. trade representative.

The liberal press reported this story extensively.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, CNN The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Yahoo, The New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, MSNBC, Salon, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Providence Journal, Bloomberg, The Washington Free Beacon, Time, The Nation, and The Weekly Standard.  The conservative magazine The Weekly Standard is on the list because its editor, Bill Kristol, is a Trump foe.

Trump-Positive Story

This past week, a Bush Alumni Coalition was formed composed of 50 officials who served in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, supporting Donald Trump.  “Americans want to trust our leaders again,” explained one official.

This list, evidently more impressive, included Donald Rumsfeld, former secretary of defense; Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary; John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general; Elaine Chao, former secretary of labor; John Snow, former secretary of treasury; and Tommy Thompson, former secretary of health and human services.

Only two of the above news outlets also reported this story.

The Huffington Post and Yahoo.

This ten-to-one ratio explains why Americans increasingly see the MSM as nothing more than a Pravda-like organ of the Democratic Party.  Bill Kristol, Glenn Beck, and other NeverTrumps need to think long and hard about acting as “useful idiots.”