Dying traditional media journalists’ arrogance is “beyond annoying”

From Bernard Goldberg at Townhall:

In 2001, when my book “Bias” came out, my focus was on liberal bias in the news and the refusal of mainstream journalists to either acknowledge its existence or try to tone it down.

But now bias is my second biggest journalistic concern. Arrogance is now No. 1. The snobbery of too many journalists is beyond annoying. It’s repulsive.

Take Stuart Rothenberg, a veteran political journalist and charter member of the Washington media elite.

While President Trump was speaking at a rally in West Virginia not long ago, Rothenberg took to Twitter to let everyone know that “Lots of people in West Virginia can’t support themselves or speak English.” More.

Reality check: The biggest blind spot is Rothenberg’s belief that he can say that without being a Republican and still be admired by those he insults.

At one time, that was true, because people like him were Cool. Many people are quite willing to be sneered at by those they thought were Cool. Gatekeepers of information.

But when everyone is on their handheld, Rothenberg’s Cool probably doesn’t matter to anyone but him. See Newsweek hit by layoffs after day of suspense (2016)

See also: Big conservative publisher Regnery cuts ties with New York Times

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  • Brett McS

    The latest, and excellent, Dellingpole podcast has on the journalist Brendan O’Neill who remarks that his mates at The Guardian genuinely believe that they are brave souls ‘taking it to The Man’ etc, instead of what they actually are, which is apologist poodles for the ruling elite.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I love that graphic. Most of them have either eliminating comments or banned me and thousands like me.

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  • Felix_Culpa

    I don’t like all the editorializing in “news” stories. A little adjective here, a parenthetical remark there. They never just report the facts, they’re always “coloured” slightly pink.