Media Reporting Donations
posted by June 21 at 8:14 AMon
MSNBC investigation highlights the Objectivity debate by revealing political contributions of reporters.
Whether you sample your news feed from ABC or CBS (or, yes, even NBC and MSNBC), whether you prefer Fox News Channel or National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal or The New Yorker, some of the journalists feeding you are also feeding cash to politicians, parties or political action committees.
MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans.
Full disclosure: In 1996, I gave $50 to Paul Wellstone!!!
I’m also a dues paying member of Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC)—which explains(?) why the Stranger news section has been trashing TCC’s position on RTID lately—and previously bashed their sell out position on Nickels’s tunnel.