Emmy Award-winning journalist Lara Logan talked about the mainstream media’s left-wing bias in a podcast called “Mike Drop,” hosted by retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland.
Logan, currently serving as a chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” blasted the media for dropping even the pretense of being objective, likening some journalists in the mainstream media to “activists” and “propogandists.”
“This interview is professional suicide for me,” Logan told Ritland at the end of the revealing podcast.
Logan said she agreed with Ritland for suggesting most outlets are “absurdly left-leaning.”
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats – that’s just a fact. No one is registering Democrat when they’re really a Republican. So, the facts are on the side that you just stated: most journalists are Left, or liberal, or Democrat, or whatever word you wanna give it,” started in Logan.
“How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage?” she asked. “When they simplify it all and there’s no gray. There’s no gray. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not — there’s something wrong.”
Logan continued: “So, for example, all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. … That’s distortion of the way things go in real life, because although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective today.”
The journalist then gave an example of former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson admitting as much: “[Abramson] says, we would do dozens of stories about Trump every single day, and every single one of them was negative. She said, we have become the anti-Trump paper of record. Well that’s not our job.”
“We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that,” Logan bluntly added.
In other portions of the podcast Logan emphasized media bias, noting that there are few right-wing sources which must be sought out while the near entire mainstream media is overtly left-wing (transcript via Robert Kraychik):
My experience has been that the more opinions you have, the more ways that you look at everything in life — everything in life is complicated, everything is grey, right? Nothing is black and white.
This is the problem that I have: There’s one Fox. There’s one Fox and there’s many, many, many more organizations on the Left. … The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store, if they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it. And unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you’re probably not even going to know what the other side is saying. Right?
Logan has won Emmy Awards for her work in the field. The brave journalist was sexually assaulted by scores of men in a near-death attack while reporting in Egypt’s Tahrir Square on February 11, 2011. Logan broke her silence on the traumatic event on “60 Minutes” in April of that year, recalling the horrifying details. Amazingly, Logan went back to work soon after recuperating from the dramatic assault.
Give me your opinion- Do you feel like the media lies or manipulates stories?
85% of journalists are registered Democrats.Coverage on @POTUS all the time is negative. The media has always been left-leaning. We’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective. pic.twitter.com/Y6f6lkiRAq
— Mike Ritland (@MRitland) February 18, 2019
WATCH the full podcast, below: