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Journalists Publicly Embrace One-Sided Political Reporting

Nikole Hannah-Jones on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in 2020; the New York Times building in New York City. (Screengrab via YouTube; Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we examine calls for the mainstream media to be more critical of Republicans, analyze the media’s coverage of the death of Colin Powell, and highlight more media misses.

Journalists are Telling on Themselves

Reporters from several mainstream-media outlets outed themselves as biased conduits of information over the weekend when they excitedly promoted a Los Angeles Times column that argued journalists are “failing the public with ‘both-siderism’ in political coverage.”

Columnist Jackie Calmes laments how “journalist pressure” to be balanced keeps reporters from writing “the new truth.”

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