QUESTION: What’s WORSE – A Televangelist, A Used Car Salesman, A Pirate Hooker Or … A JOURNALIST?

One of these things is not like the others. At least you know what you’re getting with 3 of the options…

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In a report that shocks absolutely no-one, award-winning journalists have donated $382,000 to Hillary’s campaign. Among the ranks are New Yorker television critic, Emily Nussbaum and Carole Simpson anchor of ABC World News Tonight.

Contrast that to the measly $14,000 donated by right-leaning journalists to the Trump campaign.

From Public Integrity:

In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.

Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.

About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump. (Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like — think former Trump campaign manager-turned-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski — are not included in the tally.)

The numbers could be even higher, because, by law, donations under $200 do not require names to be released.

Most major media outlets forbid their journalists from donating to political campaigns.

Oddly enough, the clearly “we’re with her” New York Times states in its ethics handbook: “Any political giving by a Times staff member would carry a great risk of feeding a false impression that the paper is taking sides.” The Associated Press and CNN also ban its journalists from donating to political campaigns.

These rules generally apply to the political journos on staff but as Public Integrity states, it’s “play ball” for sports writers, restaurant critics, or arts correspondents…

…Trump campaign spokesman responded to this study, saying, “Considering that we’re witnessing the single biggest coordinated media attack in political history, it should come as no surprise. If the [Federal Election Commission] viewed their biased hit pieces against Mr. Trump as in-kind contributions, they would have exceeded their maximum allowable gift limits a long time ago.”

In 2014, a study found that over 50% of journalists didn’t affiliate with either political party, while 28% tied themselves to the Democratic Party, 7% identified as Republicans, and 14% said other.

There are some big names in that 28%, including longtime Clinton friend and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos who disclosed giving the Clinton Foundation a whopping $75,000 between 2012 and 2014. It’s understandable with that much of an investment one might be a bit skewed in their personal passions, and thus bias might seep through during a broadcast or two.
Read more: Truthrevolt

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