‘Jeopardy’: This NY Times Reporter Admitted Bias on National TV ...
“I’ll take ‘Explicit Media Bias” for $500, Alex.” On the April 23 “Jeopardy,” a reporter for The New York Times actually admitted that it was part of his job to “annoy” Representative Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
The admission came as a $2000 dollar question under the category “Man of the House” about House Representatives. In the video question, New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau introduces himself and asks:
“This California Republican who chairs the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee has been called Obama’s Annoyer-In-Chief, & it seems I provide the same service for him.” Continues after the video.
Get that? Lichtblau doesn’t provide the same services to both politicians. It’s a pretty frank admission from a journalist.
Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who worked for “The Los Angeles Times” previously, has been writing hit pieces on Issa since as far back as 1998, according to Politico. In 2011, a Lichtblau article accused Issa of fraudulent business activity. Issa fired back against Lichtblau’s article, demanding a retraction for the article he accused of being riddled with inaccuracies that had tarnished his reputation.
It probably shouldn’t be surprising that a Times reporter would so flippantly admit his bias. “The Gray Lady” has a history of protecting the Obama Administration from criticism but were ever so eager to criticize the White House under George W. Bush. For example, the Times purposely withheld information they had about Obama’s drones program, while fervently attacking Bush’s national security programs during his terms. In addition, Times reporters appear to have had their Obama security “leaks” approved by White House staffers before the stories were released, putting in to question it’s journalistic integrity.
Well, at least Lichtblau s honestly biased.
— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.