Bias permeates The Washington Post. The newspaper, which was put on the map thanks to the Watergate scandal, offers solid coverage of political affairs (obvious since it’s based in DC), but does so from a decidedly left-of-center worldview. I was not surprised when I read on the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters.org website a column from Brent Bozell and Tim Graham congratulating presidential candidate Donald Trump for barring the Post‘s press credentials. In a column released today, they said this:
Attacking the media is categorized as “grotesque” and “vindictive.” And then they added: “Mr. Trump capped a day of assaulting fundamental liberal democratic values by announcing he would ban Post reporters from covering his campaign events. If this is his inclination now, imagine how he might wield the powers of the presidency.”
Many imagine he’d be a wonderful breath of fresh air, refusing to indulge the arrogant elites in the press.
I have not been very fond of Mr. Bozell lately. He has flip-flopped from opposing Trump to now supporting him. He and Mr. Graham even decided to follow Trump’s antics with this closing line:
Dear Washington Post: please get over yourselves and your completely inaccurate self-image as the essence of fairness, accuracy, and nonpartisanship.
With what the situation between WaPo and the Donald proves, Hollywood and the news media are in full force. Expect more so-called “news” stories and “Very Special Episodes” trashing conservatives in the days to come.