It’s nice to have our own convictions affirmed. It’s encouraging to have our personal positions reinforced. But it’s dangerous to live in the safety of our own echo chamber.
What if, after all, we’re wrong? Are we too insecure to have our views challenged?
There’s no denying that there is tremendous bias in the media today, both on the left and the right. Unfortunately, as Washington, D.C., Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman recently pointed out in a blistering minority opinion, the mainstream media is dominated by the left, and dangerously so.
He wrote, “The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions.”
More specifically, “Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets. And the news section of The Wall Street Journal leans in the same direction. The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald and Boston Globe). Nearly all television—network and cable—is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”
When you add to this Big Tech’s undeniable left-wing bias and the fact that many people get their news through social media—and thereby, through the filter of Big Tech—you have a very dangerous situation.
Commenting on a poll by Media Research Center shortly after the 2020 elections, Newt Gingrich noted that, “Roughly 17% of Biden voters said they wouldn’t have voted for him if they had known about his record as well as that of President Trump [meaning, his positive accomplishments, which the mainstream media rarely reported].”
He added, “The biggest movement away from Mr. Biden was among his voters who only after the election learned about shady business deals involving Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter. Forty-five percent of Biden voters said they didn’t know about Hunter Biden’s deals, and 9.4% said they would not have voted for the former vice president had they known.”
As Gingrich summed up, “There’s the entire election.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News