In his Daily Caller piece on Dan Rather’s Wednesday appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, Jeff Poor reports that “one-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather said that allegations that the mainstream media reports news from a liberal perspective have been greatly overstated.”
“It hasn’t been my experience,” [Rather] replied. “Most journalists I grew up with, most journalists I worked with and practiced with were trying to be honest brokers of information. Now, what sometimes got you a reputation of liberal, journalists generally form an apprenticeship covering the police beat at midnight, after midnight, on Saturday night, the charity hospital. Journalists, the best of then, do see a Dickensian side of society that most people don’t see. So when they try to call attention to that, people who don’t like it say, ‘Oh, you’re a liberal.’”
Via Hot Air Headlines.
Dan Rather seems to be assuming that a concern for the less fortunate makes one appear to be liberal? What then does he make of repeated reports showing conservatives more generous in supporting charities with their own money than are liberals with theirs?
And please note that I title this post with a question and include it in the Random Thoughts category.
NB: Tweaked the post a tad.