On the site of the Las Vegas debate on Tuesday, new MRCTV correspondent Brittany M. Hughes asked CNN primetime host Don Lemon if the media tilts left. He made faces like the question was preposterous, and denied any such thing. "People see what they want to see." It's the latest version of "Bias is in the eye of the beholder."
So MRCTV followed up with a collection of CNN clips from our archives that demonstrate that left-wing opinion often bursts forth from CNN anchors and their very political contributors (ahem, Paul Begala):
BRITTANY HUGHES: Do you believe there’s a liberal bias in the media?
DON LEMON, scrunching up face: No. Why? No! I think, I’ve been asked this question before, I was just asked by some YouTube reporter, I think what you see – people see what they want to see. And if you’re liberal, then there’s conservative bias, and if you’re conservative, you think there’s a liberal bias. I think that no media organization is perfect, and so I just think we work from there. So I don’t think so, no.
HUGHES: You don’t think there’s any bias at all?
LEMON: Well, everyone comes with a bias. To say there is a bias would be disingenuous. I don’t think people are deliberately trying to skew things one way or the other. I just think people come from where they come from. Everyone has a lens, and if you’re looking for it, you’ll find it, regardless of what it is.