How leftist journalists make a living
How do leftist journalists make a living?
One important way is by serving as media outlets for similar thinking politicians. You know, the whole court eunuch/stenographer to the king thing?
Sometimes these sort of left-on-left love-ins are done with the court and/or king off the record so a to release the journalist from their alleged responsibility to report the facts.
The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington is generally forthcoming about her enterprise and its journalism.
Except, that is, when she’s invited to an off-the-record meeting [along with “Most of MSNBC’s prime time lineup — Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell” and The Washington Posts Jonathan Capehart and Greg Sargent…] in the White House with President Obama. “Since it was off the record, she’s unable to discuss,” responded Huffington Post spokesman Rhoades Alderson when asked whether his boss could pick up the phone.
How’s it all work? Simple: the leftist politicians have a point of view they want to promote and the leftists journalists want to promote the point of view. It’s called insider access and in this case, it would be better called boosterism. Depending on insider information is largely the same for those who write on sporting teams, the entertainment industry, activities in the judicial and law enforcement communities, etc., and yet the boosterism is not nearly so rampant.
The political flip side happens with the journalistic right as well, but since lefty journalists outnumber the right approximately 20 to 1, it has far less effect.
And when the right is in power and the left lacks the access they traditionally have, what do they do?
They throw darts, criticize, and distort the right. This behavior is a result of their natural inclinations and also, based on directions from their political handlers.
And that’s the way it is.