Former WP Reporter: Mainstream Media Biases 'Are Overwhelmingly To The Left'

In today's Washington Post, Howard Kurtz writes of comments made by Thomas Edsall, who until recently served as a political reporter for the Post.

Mr. Edsall is quoted from an interview: (The) "mainstream media presents itself as unbiased, when in fact there are built into it many biases, and they are overwhelmingly to the left."

He also mentions he's never voted for a Republican presidential candidate and estimates that reporters vote for Democrats by somewhere between 15 to 1 and 25 to 1.

OK, so the mainstream media's persistent liberal bias isn't earth shattering news to most of us. Still, it's good to occasionally see an honest insider willing to admit the bias exists.

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