Mainstream media are in bed with the left. Literally.

Caption: ABC journalists interviewing left-wing politicians.

No one with an ounce of objectivity can deny that the mainstream media are overwhelmingly biased towards left wing politics. Journalists in the US donate almost exclusively to the Democrats. Journalists at Australia?s ABC ? required by law to be impartial ? are almost four times as likely to vote Green as the rest of Australia.

While journalists once went some way to disguise their political leanings, these days they don?t even bother. The ABC?s flagship RN Breakfast program interviewed the tiny minority of Greens politicians more than twice as often as the opposition Labor party. Anyone who?s had the misfortune to listen to Fran ?I?m an activist? Kelly in action will also be familiar with her modus operandi: Government guests are hectored and continually interrupted, while Greens are fawned over and allowed to editorialise at will.

The causes of this overt bias are many: mainstream media journalists are highly-paid and humanities-educated, the demographic who vote Green more than any other. University humanities departments are dominated by radical leftists, and journalism students are taught, not that their primary duty is to just report the facts, but to ?speak truth to power?.

But, more than anything, journalists are literally in bed with the left. Quote:

Because the political commentators of the Left media are either intermingled or married to the left politicians. It?s a family thing and they protect their own.

  • Greg Combet (Labor) partnered to Juanita Phillips (ABC).
  • Gai Brodtmann (Labor) married to Chris Uhlmann (ABC).
  • David Feeney (Labor) married to Liberty Sanger (guest commentator on ABC).
  • Barry Cassidy (ABC) former speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991 married to Heather Ewart (ABC).
  • Maxine McKew (ABC) married to Bob Hogg (former ALP national secretary).
  • Virginia Trioli (ABC) married to Russell Skelton (The Age).
  • Mark Kenny (Fairfax) married to Virginia Haussegger (ABC).
  • Christine Wallace (ABC & Fairfax) married to Michael Costello (former Chief of Staff to Labor?s Kim Beazley).
  • Annabel Crabb (former Fairfax journalist now with the ABC).
  • Tony Jones (ABC) married to Sarah Ferguson (ABC). Coincidentally Jones took over the Lateline role from Maxine McKew (from ABC presenter to Labor politician).
  • David Penberthy (journalist) married to Kate Ellis (Labor).
  • Paul Kelly (former Fairfax journalist) formerly married to Ros Kelly (Labor).
  • Kerry O?Brien (ABC) former press secretary to Gough Whitlam.
  • Mark Colvin (ABC) married to Michelle McKenzie (Leichhardt deputy-mayor and Greens Councillor).
  • Denis Atkins (ABC Insiders regular) married to Melanie Christensen (ABC Canberra).
  • Paul Barry (ABC) married to Lisa McGregor (ABC).
  • The lamentable Mike Carlton (formerly Fairfax) and Morag Ramsay (ABC).
  • Andrew Fraser (Fairfax) and Catriona Jackson (formerly Fairfax and Labor press secretary).

And so the list goes on.

Labor, Fairfax and the ABC are joined at the hip.

Much like the relationship between Labor and the unions?they?re just looking after the family. End of quote.

A similar culture of ideological incestuousness rules at the BBC. The majority of BBC journalists are privately, Oxbridge educated. 37% graduated from the same university, Oxford. Most live in the same few wealthy suburbs of London. The ABC is the same: most of its journalists live within a small radius of its headquarters in Sydney?s wealthy Ultimo. Quote:

[ABC] Insiders talk about recruitment policies fuelling a political culture, particular in the Sydney and Melbourne city headquarters, at Ultimo and Southbank, where about half of all ABC staff members are based. There is a relatively low staff turnover so many employees have spent most of their working lives in the ABC, in the main cities. End of quote.

The mainstream media is a ?Desperate Housewives? clique of wealthy elites who all live and work in the same inner-city suburbs, all vote the same way, and are married either to other leftist journalists or to left-wing politicians. Quote:

They?stack their audiences with their buddies, they take video questions and comments from their buddies, and they stack the panels of their shows with their buddies. End of quote.

As has been said of the BBC, under such circumstances groupthink is guaranteed.