Journalists working in the national media have a liberal bias and generally do not know evangelical Christians, four of the top news reporters in the country said in a Wednesday panel discussion for Politico.
"The news media leans left — yes or no?" moderator Mike Allen of Politico asked.
Two of the panelists, CNN's Jake Tapper and The New York Times' Mark Leibovich, gave immediate one word answers – "yes." NBC's Kelly O'Donnell took a long pause before providing her initial answer — "In places, yeah, but not entirely." NYT's Peter Baker answered, "yeah, there are moments, but there is more to say about that."
After providing their short answers, the panelists spent several minutes discussing the nuances of the issue.
Leibovich said that as a journalist living in Northwest Washington, D.C., "none of my neighbors are evangelical Christians, I don't know a lot of people in my kid's preschool who are pro-life."