Are the media biased against Donald Trump?
Well, if you look at donations from media to both campaigns then you can see that they are indeed biased in favour of Hillary Clinton.
In yet another example of the implicit liberal bias among the mainstream media, a new report has found that award-winning journalists have forked over $382,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum and ABC World News Tonight anchor Carole Simpson. That’s compared to contributions of only $14,000 from right-leaning journalists to Donald Trump’s campaign.
From Public Integrity:
In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.
About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump. (Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like — think former Trump campaign manager-turned-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski — are not included in the tally.)
According to the report, the law requires disclosure of names only when the donation exceeds $200, meaning the numbers could swing even higher.
Nussbaum, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been actively knocking Trump this election cycle as running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.” She said, “I rarely write about politics, but it’s true that the RNC-on-TV posts verged on punditry, and I can understand the concern about disclosure.” Nussbaum gave $250 to Clinton.
Most major outlets forbid their journalists from making contributions. Oddly enough, the clearly “we’re with her” New York Times states in its ethics handbook: “Any political giving by a Times staff member would carry a great risk of feeding a false impression that the paper is taking sides.” The Associated Press and CNN also ban its journalists from donating to political campaigns.