New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner, spent the Republican National Convention pen-pricking presidential nominee Donald Trump as a misogynist shyster running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.”
What Nussbaum didn’t disclose in her dispatches: she contributed $250 to Democrat Hillary Clinton in April.
On the nation’s left coast, Les Waldron, an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor at television station KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, swung right in July, shooting $28 to Trump.
And Carole Simpson, a former ABC “World News Tonight” anchor who in 1992 became the first African-American woman to moderate a presidential debate, is not moderate about her personal politics: the current Emerson College distinguished journalist-in-residence and regular TV news guest has given Clinton $2,800.
This happens every election cycle. Just consider the number of supposedly objective reporters who left their jobs to work for Barack Obama. From Jay Carney at Time to Linda Douglass at ABC News, etc., the Circle of Jerks who cover American politics and their brethren in the greater journalistic corps lean to the left.
This is always why the GOP has to run a much better game than the Democrats ever have to. The media is willing to give the Democrats a pass at every opportunity and downplay any and all negative stories. They won’t do this with the GOP.
Unfortunately, the GOP has chosen to run a candidate this time who is enormously flawed and running a terrible campaign. In addition to that amping up the media donations to Clinton, it has also magnified bias against the GOP across the board.
In four years, hopefully the GOP will run a more competent candidate who handles himself better in front of the cameras. We’re always going to be treated worse than the Democrats by the press. But we don’t have to have a candidate who makes so many unforced errors.