The New York Times versus Believing Christians?


The great and spacious New York Times Building


“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”  (Barack Obama)



  • peredehuit

    The quote: “I don’t personally have a problem with religious faith, even in the extreme, as long as it doesn’t supersede science and it’s not used to impose outdated mores on others.” Reminds me of a great quote by Maj. Frank Burns on MASH:”Well, individuality is fine–as long as we all do it together.”

  • mike

    This seems to confirm the recent panel discussion between journalists from the Times, NBC, and CNN.

    Said Mark Leibovich of the Times: “I live in northwest Washington, none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I don’t know a lot of people in my kid’s preschool who are pro-life . . . When you have conversations, at all the newspapers I’ve worked at, about politics — it doesn’t happen often — but you see clues that there is absolutely a left-wing bias.”

    Jake Tapper then added, “A certain type of person becomes a reporter, and generally speaking — generally speaking, I’m not saying every reporter in the world — the kind of person who is a reporter in Washington, D.C., or New York City has never worked a minimum-wage job outside of high school, has never experienced poverty, is not an evangelical Christian, like much of the country is . . .There are a lot of experiences that the kinds of people who are reporters, editors, producers in Washington and New York City have not had.”