Concerned correspondent wants to leave a credible legacy

Friday, December 27, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

media news industry (illustration)Considering how relentlessly biased the mainstream media's impeachment coverage has been, one journalist wonders if the industry will every recover.

CNN has been one of President Trump's loudest critics, seemingly stretching to point out every Democrat talking point it can find. And the mainstream media's obvious bias has caught the attention of former "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan.

"What surprises me is that as a profession, journalists are not more concerned about appearing to be political activists and political operatives," Logan recently told the Fox and Friends crew.

She says there are safeguards built into the profession that are meant to weed out obvious bias – like independently checking facts, interviewing advocates of both sides of a controversial issue, and working with original sources of material.

Logan

"We all have our own bias," she admits. "The process is meant to protect us from that. We take refuge in the standards of journalism in order to protect us from that, and you don't see a whole lot of that these days."

Logan warns that if the industry does not self-correct, and soon, the bias will become baked in, and the profession will lose credibility.

"What I'm concerned about is the legacy that we leave behind," she says.

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