CNN's Jake Tapper says he believes that there is bias in the media. He also thinks the sky is blue and water is wet.
Tapper was on Reddit doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) (AMA) Today. He was asked if he believes there is a “bias in the mainstream media.” Tapper replied that he did, but that it was “more complicated than just liberal bias.”
“Do you believe there is bias in mainstream media?” a Reddit user asked. “If yes, which way does it slant and which networks?”
“Yes I do,” Tapper replied, “but I also think it’s more complicated than just liberal bias.”
“I think there are a lot of hard-working reporters in NYC and DC who have never fired a gun, or never worked a 9-5 manual labor job, or lived in the middle of the country, or worried about their next paycheck, or have anyone in their family who serves in the military and I think that creates a cultural bias,” he continued.
“But I also think there are a lot of reporters who work to counter that and understand the limitations of their own realities,” Tapper concluded. “But yes, I do think there is bias. Reluctant to name names though because I try to be collegial.”