I’ve spent nearly 40 years listening to people talk about the liberal media. That’s what journalists do; we listen and observe, then we ask questions and listen and observe some more.
I remember many years ago, the paper I worked for ran a homophobic rant by an editor.
A few days later, I was taking phone calls from readers during Call the Editor night. I answered one call and immediately recognized the voice of a man who complained constantly about the paper’s liberal bias, nearly always without examples (once he said something along the lines of “if you’re too dumb to see it, then that’s the problem”).
But in this particular call, he mentioned the homophobic column, so I thought that maybe he was about to thank us for not being liberal 100 percent of the time. Boy, was I wrong.
He lit into me about how this was an all-time low. “How so?” I asked. “Why do you glorify those people?” he demanded. I read back to him some of the column, which said that while the writer was willing to “tolerate” homosexuals, he would not accept them, and basically that they should all shut up and go away. I asked him how that “glorified” gay people.
“Why do we even have to know that those people exist?” he demanded, hanging up the phone before I had a chance to respond. My response would have been in the form of another question, but I never got the chance to ask it.
Damned liberal media. Always asking questions.