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Thanks -- listen Bill O'Reilly in a -- there's a Bernie segment tonight the New York Times has an ombudsman.
And he is supposed to tell the paper's readers if there is bias.
In the presentation.
That bad Arthur Brisbane is leaving his position and yesterday he wrote quote.
Across the papers many departments.
So many share.
A kind of political and cultural progressive is them for lack of a better term.
That this world view virtually bleeds through the fabric.
Of the top -- quote.
Now you may remember eleven years ago Bernie Goldberg wrote a book -- bias in which he said pretty much the same thing about the New York Times and other national media.
Joining us now front North Carolina is a purveyor of an article or dot com mr.
I must have been -- weeks.
For you to read -- -- -- -- -- A little bit my first reaction bill was.
This is not exactly a bulletin saying that the New York Times as a liberal bias.
And thank you for knowledge and that that I've said this in print a long time ago.
But then I thought I'm glad he did it.
In difficult times it's important to state the obvious and he did and I'm glad he did that I figured when I -- bias.
And even before that when I wrote an op Ed in the Wall Street Journal about liberal bias when I was still a correspondent CBS news.
This touched off the media equivalent of world war three I was called a traitor.
That they practically put a bounty.
Out on me I mean it was really ugly because I said there was a liberal bias fast forward to now now you have.
The the -- it's meant for the New York Times saying there's a liberal bias you have Jake Tapper.
Of mainstream ABC news saying the media went easy on Barack Obama for years ago.
You have Mark Halperin of mainstream time magazine.
Saying that the media tends to cover the kinds of stories that the Obama campaign.
Wants them to cover.
You have Kirsten Powers whose Smart open minded liberals saying there's a double standard in the media.
And reporters treat Democrats better than they treat Republicans now look.
I'm the good news is that all these people are coming out and saying this -- that's good the bad news is.
There's nothing is going to change the New York Times is still a liberal institution the networks are still liberal institutions.
And and they don't care frankly what I say they don't care bill what you say they don't care what most of all they don't care what.
-- customers their own customers the American people say how can they don't care what the renegades in their own organizations.
Say so nothing is gonna show.
People watching us and I go what do I care about what the New York Times has so why not a liberal paper so a lot ABC news is -- CBS news's liberal whatever it may be.
I got the Fox News Channel I got the wall street journal editorial page.
I got places to go on the Internet I got talk radio what I like here with these guys think and you -- Well personal -- say that's all good.
That's all good.
But the New York Times still has a lot of power in this country not because so many people read the actual paper.
But because they set the agenda there.
For the networks the first thing -- win or at CBS and you're at ABC also the first thing the producers duel in the morning as they opened the New York Times.
And they see what they have to cover that day.
So that's important the New York Times.
Stories -- syndicated.
In papers in small towns and big cities around the country.
So that matters and I think most of all what matters is because the New York Times is read by 535.
Members of congress.
And and -- care what the New York Times says to some extent.
And I agree with you totally.
You said this in the past that the New York Times doesn't have nearly.
The clout that he used to have I totally agree with that OPEC but it's still influences a lot of other news -- and it does subliminally.
In the sense that and I'll give -- an example.
Here in New York City we have to all news radio stations WCBS.
And W lioness.
Right and their -- by the same company.
And and day are around the clock here in new car radio bang boom boom boom there and they're giving you the news and whatever.
The name -- -- home largely.
He said by the New York Times right and and so you're listening to just the encapsulation.
The five minute on the hour.
Quick for a quick news summary and I can see I can hear exactly.
That the New York Times puts on for example stop and frisk.
The big police.
-- campaign in New York that's dropped crime dramatically violent crime dramatically in the city well in New York Times hates it's trying to get rid of it.
And then the broadcasters.
On the radio -- -- may be consciously.
They're putting a stop and frisk and a negative light.
That's that's that's what happens it just bleeds through.
And if you're not real where did you -- and -- -- that stop and frisk is pretty bad you're not here in that it saved 3000 lives a year in the minority community.
Right the ombudsman said and and this is the quote that -- -- progressive -- which is just a fancy word for liberalism.
Through it to the newspaper also attorney Brad Pitt also -- throw into a whole bunch of other news organization -- Has ever and he also said that that because of that culture that instead of reporting on issues like move on our -- not -- clauses as liberal causes right.
Like gay marriage and the Wall Street be Wall Street crazy people consider reporting on it the New York time cheer leads -- They -- -- -- it.
And that's absolutely true.
In the beginning the Occupy Wall Street movement.
All of this was the greatest thing in the world look at these people seizing power and then all of a sudden the city of -- on fire.
And where's that where's the occupy coverage she doesn't exist.
But what happened after they fell in love with the movement in New York then the networks fell in love with the same movement they took the same tone.
That's the importance of the New York Times by the way if we have thirty seconds more what are we have.
Chuck Todd the cheap political reporter for NBC news said no it's not a liberal bias like that not like you guys made it.
It's a geographical.
Bias because all the news operations are based in New York shock.
A New York bias is a liberal bias if the networks as I suggested in my second book arrogance.
Move to some other place and one of the places I suggest it was Tupelo Mississippi.
They wouldn't have such a liberal bias because they'd be big rub shoulders with with people who weren't New Yorkers.
Evidently it looked down upon them doll I mean you can take you can win that's an interesting -- it's still got a New York -- you can't take.
New York out of the liberals that are -- -- were her thoughts are what you eat grits aren't -- tomorrow would -- what is his -- what is his NASCAR stuff.
C'mon you know -- the game is they're always going to be that way because they feel that they're -- That they don't yeah let's send that bill I said that my biggest complaint.
Once upon a time was the liberal bias in the media but that changed my biggest complaint after I really got to know these people.
Was there elitism how they look down their nose at everybody who lives between Manhattan and Malibu.
That's that's a bigger complaint then the bias which most people know exists.
And sort of brush off from their elitism there elitism is truly repulsive in my eyes it really -- bad -- got very very.
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