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By Brent Baker | February 24, 2020 3:16 AM EST

vangordonsauter-2020-01-30.jpg?itok=wOhUAt a forum in California recently aired by C-SPAN, two news media veterans admitted – what all too many of their colleagues still deny – that liberal bias and overt hostility to Donald Trump is hurting the country and threatening to destroy the relevance of journalism.  

“I think a liberal bias is increasingly embedded in the journalism as a result of the Trump experience and it’s accelerating and deepening the wedge in our society between the left and the right,” declared Van Gordon Sauter, president of CBS News for two stints in the 1980s. He blamed universities for the lack of an ideological mix in newsrooms: “Our colleges, which are dominated by liberals, liberal professors, are churning out these students who never hear another opinion.”

 

 

 

 

Sauter, the first president of Fox News, warned that even after Trump leaves office journalists may be too “comfortable with opinionated reportage,” which would “be very detrimental.” He urged editors and producers to address the issue, warning that otherwise conservatives will be “lost” and “we need journalism, which is so clear and conscientious that the left and the right can find a credible place to believe they’re getting the straight story. If you don’t have that, it’s over.”

 

 

 

Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for an ABC News and owner of Mediaite, echoed Sauter, asserting journalists must acknowledge the problem: “I think that the first thing that would help...is to admit exactly what Van is saying which is that the media and the people in the media are left of center.”

 

 

 

Recognizing what is so obvious but also so often denied, Abrams noted “so many people out there don’t believe us and don’t take what we’re saying seriously because they view us as an arm of the left.” He observed “the beginning of that descent happened with the media’s love affair with Barack Obama in 2008.”

Four noteworthy quotes I culled from the forum, held January 30 at the Rancho Mirage library, and re-run on C-SPAN2 on February 18 (C-SPAN.org video of entire session😞

Van Gordon Sauter:

“I think a liberal biased is increasingly embedded in the journalism as a result of the Trump experience and it’s accelerating and deepening the wedge in our society between the left and the right. My concern is, that when Trump goes away in one or four years, that may not be corrected, that the journalists may be so comfortable with opinionated reportage in pieces and analysis that that just may just become a condition in communications in or society and I think it’s going to be very detrimental.”

Dan Abrams:

“I think that the first thing that would help, from the media perspective, is to admit exactly what Van is saying which is that the media and the people in the media are left of center. How far left are they, that’s a subject for debate. Are they just a little bit to the left, are they the far left? There’s no question in my mind that if you were to poll the mainstream medi organization in the people that work at them, there would be more people on the left than on the right, period.”
 
Sauter:

“Our colleges, which are dominated by liberals, liberal professors, are churning out these students who never hear another opinion unless I’m their grandfather and they cannot get out of my way. And I think the journalistic population which is made up of really well motivated, delightful, articulate, erudite engaging people, they never got the message. We tried at CBS, to the degree that we tried, because the feeling 35 years ago was really just below the surface and you couldn’t go to them and begin to say, ‘hey, I don’t like the tone of your stories.’ And it would provoke, excuse the French, a true crap storm that no one had the time to cope with.

“And I think at some point the editors, the producers, are going to have to deal with this because if we go in the next year or the next five years with the circumstances we’re in today, the conservatives – and believe me Fox is a very thin sliver of the conservative audience out there – they’re going to be lost. And we need journalism, which is so clear and conscientious that the left and the right can find a credible place to believe they’re getting the straight story. If you don’t have that, it’s over.”

Abrams:

“That’s the thing journalists take most seriously, is being the fact-checkers and the problem is that so many people out there don’t believe us and don’t take what we’re saying seriously because they view us as an arm of the left or as an arm of whatever it is. And, by the way, I think the beginning of that descent happened with the media’s love affair with Barack Obama in 2008, particularly in the campaign, even if you look at the primary with Hillary Clinton, it was this, you know, he was treated differently than any other candidates and when I say the media I don’t mean a particular entity. I mean the whole, and there’s a danger in talking about the media as a whole, but I remember thinking all the time that the media’s love for Barack Obama in the 2008 election I think was part of the reason we’re at the point where we are, particularly with people on the right and in the middle.”

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The bias against Republicans started when the press was instrumental in the removal of Richard Nixon. Every journalist since has wanted to be the next Woodward or Bernstein. Their success in driving public opinion on the Vietnam war was also instrumental to there journey into becoming strongly left leaning. 

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3 minutes ago, harryramar said:

so trump says and does negative things and when the media reports them they are called biased?

this is how the wingernuts take personal responsibility.

hahahahahahahahahaha

 

Just report what the fbi and doj attempted to do to trump 

 

 

Report the fisa abuses 
 

 

report the leaks from shifty schiff 

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5 minutes ago, harryramar said:

so trump says and does negative things and when the media reports them they are called biased?

this is how the wingernuts take personal responsibility.

hahahahahahahahahaha

 

Thanx for affirming my "How Stupid is harry" thread.   :)

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9 minutes ago, king of the county said:

Just report what the fbi and doj attempted to do to trump 

 

 

Report the fisa abuses 
 

 

report the leaks from shifty schiff 

ahhh yes, the leaks.

first trumps stooge assures us that there is no Russian interference in the upcoming election,

then trump says Schiff should be in prison for leaking that the Russians are interfering in our election.

so where is the IG report?

how about durham, where did he go?

isn't hunter supposed to be in jail or at least cross examined?

see king, he dangles this stuff in front of you and then when the ether wears off he dangles fresh new innuendoes to keep you off balance.

that's how he gets away with making outrageous claims without backing them up. he doesn't respect you people very much.

here in Pa they are catching on to him.

at some point you will as well, but you will be loathe to admit you were had.

 

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21 minutes ago, harryramar said:

ahhh yes, the leaks.

first trumps stooge assures us that there is no Russian interference in the upcoming election,

then trump says Schiff should be in prison for leaking that the Russians are interfering in our election.

so where is the IG report?

how about durham, where did he go?

isn't hunter supposed to be in jail or at least cross examined?

see king, he dangles this stuff in front of you and then when the ether wears off he dangles fresh new innuendoes to keep you off balance.

that's how he gets away with making outrageous claims without backing them up. he doesn't respect you people very much.

here in Pa they are catching on to him.

at some point you will as well, but you will be loathe to admit you were had.

 

It's going to be a long summer for you. The indictments will start very soon.

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Just now, harryramar said:

so trump says and does negative things and when the media reports them they are called biased?

this is how the wingernuts take personal responsibility.

hahahahahahahahahaha

 

What's the big suprise about the media bias?

You are biased and just as much in denial as the media....

Why don't you take responsibility for your bias ?

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Just now, harryramar said:

ahhh yes, the leaks.

first trumps stooge assures us that there is no Russian interference in the upcoming election,

then trump says Schiff should be in prison for leaking that the Russians are interfering in our election.

so where is the IG report?

how about durham, where did he go?

isn't hunter supposed to be in jail or at least cross examined?

see king, he dangles this stuff in front of you and then when the ether wears off he dangles fresh new innuendoes to keep you off balance.

that's how he gets away with making outrageous claims without backing them up. he doesn't respect you people very much.

here in Pa they are catching on to him.

at some point you will as well, but you will be loathe to admit you were had.

 

Without backing them up?

Name the intelligence agency that wrote the report ....you cam't because the claim came from Schiff and not an intelligence agency.....

 

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30 minutes ago, harryramar said:

ahhh yes, the leaks.

first trumps stooge assures us that there is no Russian interference in the upcoming election,

then trump says Schiff should be in prison for leaking that the Russians are interfering in our election.

so where is the IG report?

how about durham, where did he go?

isn't hunter supposed to be in jail or at least cross examined?

see king, he dangles this stuff in front of you and then when the ether wears off he dangles fresh new innuendoes to keep you off balance.

that's how he gets away with making outrageous claims without backing them up. he doesn't respect you people very much.

here in Pa they are catching on to him.

at some point you will as well, but you will be loathe to admit you were had.

 

I’m deplorable 

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1 hour ago, harryramar said:

ahhh yes, the leaks.

first trumps stooge assures us that there is no Russian interference in the upcoming election,

then trump says Schiff should be in prison for leaking that the Russians are interfering in our election.

so where is the IG report?

how about durham, where did he go?

isn't hunter supposed to be in jail or at least cross examined?

see king, he dangles this stuff in front of you and then when the ether wears off he dangles fresh new innuendoes to keep you off balance.

that's how he gets away with making outrageous claims without backing them up. he doesn't respect you people very much.

here in Pa they are catching on to him.

at some point you will as well, but you will be loathe to admit you were had.

 

The little greasy hairball has already been had by the anti-Trump propaganda of the elitist of the left and their lapdog, enemy of the people, leftist lying media, but he is too stupid to realize it. LOL!!!

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1 hour ago, harryramar said:

so trump says and does negative things and when the media reports them they are called biased?

this is how the wingernuts take personal responsibility.

hahahahahahahahahaha

 

Obviously media bias is in the eye of the beholder

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19 minutes ago, Buffalo said:

The little greasy hairball has already been had by the anti-Trump propaganda of the elitist of the left and their lapdog, enemy of the people, leftist lying media, but he is too stupid to realize it. LOL!!!

says the devotee of alex "the school shooting was faked " jones.

hahahhaahahahah

so how does a nutter reconcile the trump mouthpiece saying that there was no evidence of Russian interference while king orange whined about Schiff leaking the act that they are indeed interfering.

by chance do you next to a toxic waste dump?

I know they are all over cre-fucking- ation down there in texas.

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6 minutes ago, harryramar said:

says the devotee of alex "the school shooting was faked " jones.

hahahhaahahahah

so how does a nutter reconcile the trump mouthpiece saying that there was no evidence of Russian interference while king orange whined about Schiff leaking the act that they are indeed interfering.

by chance do you next to a toxic waste dump?

I know they are all over cre-fucking- ation down there in texas.

You are never going to learn that the Trump/Russian collusion was a hoax started by the many titted empress and the DNC. It did not work so now, terrified that the communist "bern"  is going to get the dim-0-crap nomination they have to revive the hoax that the russians are helping the communist "bern". Of course, leaked by the "intelligence" deep state or is it another sch!tty schifty coupe against the elite's fear of the "bern". Either way it is "hillarious"...LOL!!! SUCKER!!!

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16 minutes ago, TrumpBGoneSoon said:

Trump insists that people pick a side.  That's something that Obama never did.

No he didn't. He expected people to be on his side or ignored them. That is the way any ni99er with a little power and authority operates.

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