I recently threw open to the hive mind the question of why the U.S. lacks proudly partisan national media outlets such as exist in the U.K. Of the many thoughtful responses, the one below has stayed with me. I am posting it here because RBCers may not have seen it (it was on our sister site, Washington Monthly).
The comment is by SteveT, a former journalist. You can read the whole thing here, but let me give you the nub:
The thing most journalist won’t admit to is having a strong bias. But it isn’t toward a liberal viewpoint (no matter what Republicans say). Nor is it toward a conservative viewpoint.
Journalists are defenders of the status quo and of “conventional wisdom” , which is ironic because journalists create “conventional wisdom” in their attempts to tie stories together under a common theme.