Follow the Money from Journalists to Democrats

No one should be surprised, but journalists -- you know, those fair, balanced and unbiased professionals -- give more of their political donations to Democrats than they do Republicans. Not by just a little, either. By a 15 to 1 margin.

Brit Hume has a small bit on his Political Grapevine about political donations and he mentions an IBD editorial on the money trail. The piece is by William Tate (a better version of Tate's piece is at and it shows a whopping bias towards the Democrats in donations from our fourth estate (or is that fifth column?).

The New York Times' refusal to publish John McCain's rebuttal to Barack Obama's Iraq Op-Ed may be the most glaring example of liberal media bias this journalist has ever seen, but true proof of widespread media bias requires one to follow an old journalism maxim: Follow the money.

Of the journalists investigated, 235 gave more than $225,000 to Democrats while only 20 gave a mere $16,000 to Republicans. It was even more lopsided where it concerns the presidential candidates. People employed by major media organizations gave a 20 to 1 majority of donations to Barack Obama.

Of course, the fact that the media gives their support to the left is unsurprising, but it does call into question their ability to be the unbiased professionals they claim to be.

One is the overwhelming nature of the above statistics. Given the pack mentality among journalists and, just like any pack, the tendency to follow the leader -- in this case, Big Media -- and since Big Media is centered in some of the bluest of blue parts of the country, it is highly likely that the media elite reflects the same, or an even greater, liberal bias.

Well, we of course get it here on the blog. But it is quite interesting to see all the evidence of the money trail that Tate takes the time to track down. Kudos to Mr. Tate. Go on over to and read the whole thing.

(Photo credit: - Graph credit: Investor's Business Daily)

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