Reporters who cover the State Capitol recently learned that the House Republicans’ media office keeps a list of which media outlets are considered “unfriendly.” To some in media, this was newsworthy.
To anyone on the center-right, this is entirely unremarkable. It is remarkable that any astute reporter could be truly surprised.
Republicans still hold to the quaint notion that a reporter’s job is to lay out facts and responsibly present arguments by both sides. Increasingly, however, reporters seem uninterested in the work of examining both sides, especially if doing so puts Democrats in a bad light. (more…)