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September 21, 2004

10 of Viacom's 13 Directors Donate Primarily to Democrats, or Have Served in Democratic Administrations

What liberal media bias?

You know, because reporters are always (indiscretely if honestly) answering pollsters' questions about their party affiliation and giving away the fact they are 90% liberal Democrat, hacks and cranks like Eric Altermann claim that while the reporters are overwhelmingly liberal, the owners and "suits" are overwhelmingly conservative, which actually results in the famous conservative-bias in the media that we all know and love.

Well, first of all, this is fatuous on a basic level; reporters tend to be self-righteous pricks about following their own journalistic muses, and should a suit actually attempt to exert any influence whatsoever on their stories, it would be on the front page of the New York Times the next day and result in six months of breathless investigation-- and villification.

But, secondly: It's just pure, 100% bullshit as a factual proposition anyway. 10 of Viacom's 13 directors donate primarily to Democrats, or have actually served in Democratic Administrations.

10 Democrats. 3 non-Democrats, which may include actual independents.

So, Altermann:

What's your next bit of spin?


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