The Media Are Terrible. But So Are The GOP’s Debate Demands by David Harsanyi.
Over the years, I’ve probably written hundreds of pieces grumbling about the mainstream media’s liberal bias, which is real, widespread, and often corrupt. But if media organizations—and this includes conservative outfits, as well—allow politicians to micromanage debates in the way Republicans are now discussing, they won’t be making these events any less biased, only less informative and entertaining.
For starters, the slew of limitations proposed in the letter reportedly drafted by GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg have absolutely nothing to do with the bias of mainstream media moderators and everything to do with attempts to transform GOP debates into infomercials.