Delusion. That’s a good word to describe some journalists and hosts who deny liberal media bias. A good example of that was found on December 21, 2011. Far-left MSNBC host Rachel Maddow told Slate: “I think the thing that is underappreciated about MSNBC is that we don’t really do anything as a company, that we all sorta get to do our own thing. There may be liberals on TV at MSNBC, but the network is not operating with a political objective.”
On December 16, 2000, Time columnist Margaret Carlson cheered on Hillary Clinton’s book advance, justifying that “the independent counsel impoverished her.” Maybe that’s why Hillary, to this day, is going on money-making tours.
Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the 51st week of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see full recaps of the first 50 weeks, go here.)
NOTE: The 52nd and FINAL regular edition of This Week in Media Bias History will appear on New Years Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018. There will also be a "worst of the worst" edition on New Years Day.