A Liberal Media Omnibus

Two stories in media news this week highlight how a liberal and often anti-Christian worldview completely permeates even so-called objective and non- or bi-partisan news organizations.

First up: Bill Moyers, who was one of the most liberal commentators on public television before his “Bill Moyers Journal” was cancelled, may be coming back to taxpayer subsidized airwaves. According to The New York Times, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s board has given preliminary approval to a $2-million grant to the production company led by Moyers.

Susan King, a Carnegie spokeswoman, said the foundation envisioned the new show as a forum for bipartisan debate on major issues, such as education and immigration. It’s not hard to imagine what the left-leaning Carnegie Corporation and Moyers consider to be “bipartisan debate.” I’m guessing that it will be a liberal Democrat vs. a liberal Republican. Solid, thoughtful conservative spokespeople will likely be left in the cold.

Next up:  the nonprofit newsroom the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) announced plans for a new Web site devoted to investigative reporting. The site they plan is called iWatch News and is set to debut April 12. According to The New York Times, it will feature 10 to 12 original articles daily, produced in-house or in collaboration with other groups such as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, as well as content from other media.

This development sounds interesting and potentially praiseworthy. But wait a minute. What The Times story doesn’t tell you is that the Center for Public Integrity is also a hard-left leaning organization which has received large grants from George Soros. Soros’s Open Society Institute gave CPI more than $1.2-million between 2000 and 2002. Hollywood liberal Barbara Streisand, through her Streisand Foundation, has also been a contributor. Given all this, it will be interesting to see who iWatch News investigates first.

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