CBS journalist Lara Logan made waves yesterday by calling out the media as having a “liberal bias.” Additionally, Logan classified her speaking out as “career suicide.”
“This interview is professional suicide for me,” she said during an interview with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland.
Logan is a long-time foreign correspondent for CBS.
The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just [in] the U.S.” She said.
Logan also criticized the media for “mostly negative coverage of Trump.”
“You say the media is mostly liberal,” she said to Ritland. “I agree with you. It’s true. Why can I say that with certainty? Well first of all I’ve been part of this for all my life, I’m 47 now and I’ve been a journalist since I was 17 and the media everywhere is mostly liberal not just in the U.S, but in this country 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats so that’s just a fact.”
Logan responded by dropping the names of almost every major media network in the country.
“Visually, anyone who’s ever been to Israel and been to the Wailing Wall has seen that the women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men,” she said. “To me, that’s a great representation of the American media, is that in this tiny little corner where the women pray you’ve got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever, right? All of them.”
“That’s a problem for me,” she explained. “My experience has been that the more opinions you have, the more ways that you look at everything in life — everything in life is complicated, everything is gray, right? Nothing is black and white.”
Logan cited the use of simplified, easily digestible storylines as a way to tell your being lied to.
“When they simplify it all [and] there’s no grey,” she emphasized. “It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not. Something’s wrong.”
“For example, the coverage on Trump, all the time, is negative,” she continued. “There’s no mitigating policy, or event or anything that has happened since he was elected that is out there in the media that you can read about, right? Well, that tells you, that’s distortion of the way things go in real life.”
She classified the media as “political activists.”
“Although the media has always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense or at least the effort to be objective today,” she said. “We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.”
Logan’s career is most likely over after this interview.
Logan cited an interview by New York TimesExecutive Editor Jill Abramson where she classified the media as “unmistakably anti-Trump.”
Author: Jim Satney
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