While most of the journalists, like many Americans, describe themselves as “moderate,” a far higher number are “liberal” than in the general population. At national organizations (which includes print, TV and radio), the numbers break down like this: 34% liberal, 7% conservative. At local outlets: 23% liberal, 12% conservative. At Web sites: 27% call themselves liberals, 13% conservatives. This contrasts with the self-assessment of the general public: 20% liberal, 33% conservative.
There’s an easy explanation for these errant estimations of the general public. Since everyone is watching Fox and no one is watching MSNBC or PBS, how is anyone supposed to know that those networks are chock full of liberals? And, of course, anyone with half a brain knows that the vast majority of the 59 percent of journalists who call themselves moderates are liberals, (in the modern leftist sense), as well.
It’s interesting. My column is almost always one of the three most popular on WND for the week, and yet UPS has not yet been successful in selling it to mainstream newspapers. This isn’t surprising, as it’s been a struggle for them to sell Ann Coulter to the op/ed pages, and she’s by far the best-selling, most popular political writer in America. This only goes to show that whatever the editors are interested in, it isn’t selling their product. This makes a degree of sense, though, because what good socialist is interested in dirty profit expropriated from the overloaded backs of the proletariat.
So, it’s not easy. Big deal. We improvise, adapt and overcome.