Accuracy in Media

As if we needed any further evidence that the liberal media are in the tank for Hillary Clinton, a new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity reveals that political contributions by journalists to the Democratic nominee outstrip those made to Donald Trump by a margin of more than 27 to 1

Of the $396,000 the Center for Public Integrity tracked, $382,000, or 96 percent, went to Clinton.

Among those giving to Clinton were former ABC “World News Tonight” anchor Carole Simpson, at $2,800, longtime television talk show host Larry King, at $2,700, and New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, who said during the Republican National Convention that Donald Trump was running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign,” while conveniently forgetting to disclose that she gave Clinton $250 in April.

The analysis only identified one Trump donor—out of about 50. It was Les Waldron, an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor for the San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB, who gave the Donald $28 in July.

Many major news organizations prohibit journalists from making political contributions, but that isn’t universal in the industry. That means that some journalists—usually those at small news organizations—can, while those at larger ones can’t.

With the public’s trust in the media at an all-time low, this analysis—as unsurprising as it may be—will only reinforce the perception that the media have no intention of covering the presidential campaign fairly and honestly.

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