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October 01, 2013

Yeah I Don't Want To Hear One More Goddamned Word About "Extremism" From the Leftist Troglodytes in the Media


Previously... "Dark money" and media power.

New Republic owner and editor-in-chief Chris Hughes criticized “advocacy journalism,” and said the century-old magazine does not engage in that type of reporting, while addressing a gathering of young progressives on Wednesday.

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Hughes, who is reportedly a member of a dark-money group of left-leaning donors called the Democracy Alliance, told the Generation Progress audience that the New Republic does not engage in advocacy journalism.

“We don’t think about what we do at all as advocacy journalism,” he said. He did not mention that the Democracy Alliance funds progressive advocacy journalism by providing money to ThinkProgress and Media Matters for America.

“If you’re talking about the advocacy kind of journalism where you have an opinion going into it and it guides all your research and your writing, not only is that not really, I think, that above board, transparent or truthful … it’s just not that interesting for the reader to read,” said Hughes during an onstage interview with a student journalist at the event held by Generation Progress, an arm of the Center for American Progress.

He got the part about "not that interesting for the reader to read" right.

“As soon as you know that the writer is in somebody’s camp, whether it’s a camp that you agree with or a camp that you don’t necessarily agree with, then the journalism becomes predictable,” Hughes continued.

Nailed it twice.

Chris Hughes on the non-ideological TNR.

The journalism in these pages will strive to be free of party ideology or partisan bias, although it will showcase passionate writing and will continue to wrestle with the primary questions about our society. Our purpose is not simply to tell interesting stories, but to always ask why these stories matter and tie their reporting back to our readers. We hope to discern the hidden patterns, to connect the disparate facts, and to find the deeper meaning, a layer of understanding beyond the daily headlines.

Mm-hm.

Free of any party ideology except, perhaps, for some Light Stalinism.


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