. . . liberal bias in news reporting at Associated Press and the Houston Chronicle.
Statutory warning. This is a long essay, not for the faint of heart, about a persistent problem in journalism: the distortion of news by the liberal-progressive bias of reporters and editors. To many of you, I suspect, this is filed with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness under self-evident truths. It's useful from time to time, however, to show exactly -- sentence-by-excruciating-sentence, word-by-painful-word -- how this bias undermines modern journalism and destroys trust in reporters' and editors' allegience to truth. So, being duly warned, please proceed, if you wish, at your own risk.
Fish don't know they're wet and reporters don't know they're liberals. You may not believe this, but it's true enough, at least about reporters.
THE ADMININSTRATION has redefined "poverty" to make it a measure of inequality rather than a measure of need. This has been in the works since the Obamistas arrived in Washington, but has only now been put into effect. For the moment, it is used only to provide "supplemental" data. But the "supplemental data" are what the the bureaucrats are pushing and the somnambulant media are reporting, which explains the recent headlines about how more Americans are living in poverty than previously estimated.
BUSH WAS the biggest endorphin boost the Democratic Party had received in a long while. The Florida showdown in 2000 polarized the country. The left was incensed when Bush, whom they expected to behave as a caretaker president, governed along the lines he'd laid out during the campaign. His Christian faith and social conservative views repulsed liberals. . . .