The leftward tilt of journalists is not a figment of your imagination, no matter what the political hacks at Media Matters for America say.
And now there is yet more proof that media employees are putting their money where their mouths are.
Employees of the “Big Media” have contributed 100 times more money to Democrats ($315,533) than to Republicans ($3,150) in the current election cycle, according to William Tate (writing in Investor’s Business Daily today).
I’m not sure that I agree with Tate’s methodology, though, because he excludes contributions made to two GOP contenders who dropped out of the race (Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani). He explains his reasoning thus:
The contributions add up to $315,533 to Democrats and $22,656 to Republicans – most of that to Ron Paul, who was supported by many liberals as a stalking horse to John McCain, a la Rush Limbaugh’s Operation Chaos with Hillary and Obama.
What is truly remarkable about the list is that, discounting contributions to Paul and Rudy Giuliani, who was a favorite son for many folks in the media, the totals look like this: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans (four individuals who donated to McCain).
Let me repeat: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans – a ratio of 100-to-1. No bias there.
But even if donations to the Paul and Giuliani campaigns are included, we are still left with $315,533 for Democrats versus $22,656 for Republicans — yielding a ratio of 14 to 1 in favor of the Democrats.
That’s still pretty lopsided.