CBS’ Lara Logan spoke about the mainstream media’s left-leaning bias in a podcast called “Mike Drop” hosted by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland.
The Emmy Award-winning journalist Lara Logan, currently serving as a chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” slammed the mainstream media for dropping even the pretense of being objective.
Logan likened some journalists in the mainstream media to “activists” and “propagandists.”
“This interview is professional suicide for me,” Lara Logan told Mike Ritland at the end of the podcast.
Logan also stated that she agreed with host Ritland for suggesting most outlets are “absurdly left-leaning.”
“The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in this country, 85% of journalists are registered Democrats – that’s just a fact. No one is registering Democrat when they’re really a Republican. So, the facts are on the side that you just stated: most journalists are Left, or liberal, or Democrat, or whatever word you wanna give it,” said in Logan.
“How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage?” she asked. “When they simplify it all and there’s no gray. There’s no gray. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not — there’s something wrong.”
Lara Logan continued: “So, for example, all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. … That’s distortion of the way things go in real life, because although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense, or at least the effort, to be objective today.”
Then the journalist gave an example of former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson admitting as much: “[Abramson] says, we would do dozens of stories about Trump every single day, and every single one of them was negative. She said, we have become the anti-Trump paper of record. Well that’s not our job.”
“We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that,” Logan added.
WATCH the full interview here:
In another part of the podcast Lara Logan emphasized media bias, noting that there are few right-wing sources which must be sought out while the near entire mainstream media is overtly left-wing.
“This is the problem that I have: There’s one Fox. There’s one Fox and there’s many, many, many more organizations on the Left. … The problem is the weight of all these organizations on one side of the political spectrum. When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store, if they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it. And unless you seek out Breitbart on your computer, you’re probably not even going to know what the other side is saying. Right?” she added.
Lara Logan has won Emmy Awards for her work in the field. She was also sexually assaulted by scores of men in a near-death attack while reporting in Egypt’s Tahrir Square on February 11, 2011.
Amazingly, she went back to work soon after recuperating from the dramatic assault.