'Most In Media Think They're Right Down The Middle'

On today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was shocked to hear from Mark Halperin of Time and co-host Mika Brzezinski that most people in the MSM don't admit that the press is biased, and to the contrary most in the MSM see themselves as "right down the middle."

JOE SCARBOROUGH: So you're saying that most people in the mainstream media don't admit that the press is biased?

MARK HALPERIN: I don't think so.  You take a survey around the news room --

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, they don't admit it: I agree that.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Cause Mark Halperin in '04 had said that most people in the media are liberal, and this is an obvious thing. I had said that most people accept it, but you do your best to be fair and down the middle even if most media people are left of center. But you say that most people that you hang out with in the media think that they're like right down the middle?

HALPERIN: I think that that's still the dominant view.

BRZEZINSKI: Yes, I agree with that.  Yes.

HALPERIN: I think that's still the dominant view.

BRZEZINSKI: Absolutely.

If the MSM either can't see or won't admit the glaringly obvious fact that they're predominantly liberal, why should we believe anything else they report?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.