While it is certainly easy enough to find colloquial examples of the mainstream media’s left-leaning bias, it has become rather tricky to prove that this is all being done with intent. In many ways, this pro-progressive prejudice is simply inherent in the infotainment industry, remaining largely unspoken and difficult to pinpoint.
But this week brings us one of the most glaring examples yet of just how deep this division runs, and provides us with a rather succinct reality check as well.
Former MSNBC host Krystal Ball said she was scolded by network executives for less-than-favorable coverage of Hillary Clinton in 2014.
“Next time you do any commentary on Hillary Clinton, it has to get approved by the president of the network,” executives told Ball after she aired a monologue critiquing Clinton’s Wall Street connections and unfavorability among voters, the former network anchor revealed during an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan.
Ball’s comments weren’t even terribly incendiary.
During the monologue, Ball discussed how “people are gonna hate this lady” and that Clinton was a “terrible candidate for the moment.”
The comments certainly made Ball reconsider how she did her job.
Although she continued to cover Clinton, Ball said the network’s warning gave her pause on criticizing the failed Democratic presidential candidate.
MSNBC has been traveling a rather rocky road of late, after a glut of layoffs led to a mass walkout at the network last week.
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