Friday, May 20, 2005

One Reporter Admits Media Bias

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Terry Moran, White House reporter for ABC News, admitted some of the mainstream media's bias:

... There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it's very dangerous. That's different from the media doing it's job of challenging the exercise of power without fear or favor.
Hewitt asked this question about Moran's employer, ABC:
[I]t's been 118 days since John Kerry promised Tim Russert he would sign the SF-180 form. I went to the ABC News website during the break, there is not one story on that promise, or its abrogation. Why is that?
Moran responded:
Well, it's not huge news, I'd say, but I don't make the decisions for ABC News. You know, it just doesn't seem to me to be something that the majority of the country's really clamoring for.
Then there was this this exchange about the anti-Bush and pro-Democrat tilt of the White House reporters:

Hewitt: Are there members of the White House Press Corps, Terry, who actually hate Bush?

Moran: I would say the answer to that is yes.

Hewitt: And what percentage of them, do you think that amounts to?

Moran: Uh, small, I would say, but some big fish.

Hewitt: What's your guess about the percentage of the White House Press Corps that voted for Kerry?

Moran: Oh, very high. Very, very high.

Hewitt: 95%?

Moran: Huh?

Hewitt: 95%?

Moran: No, I don't think that high. But I would certainly say, you know, it's hard for me, but I'd guess it's in ... upwards of 70, maybe higher. You know, it's hard for me to say, but I would say very, very high.
Lastly, there was this exchange on Rathergate:

Hewitt: Now, I get the last question here. Do you think the documents in the CBS scandal were fake?

Moran: Absolutely.

Hewitt: Then why has CBS refused to admit as much?

Moran: I have no idea. ...
There you have it. The mainstream media is anti-military, anti-Bush, and pro-Democrat, and even an ABC News reporter knows the documents in the CBS scandal were fake.

Read the whole interview.

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