Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we examine calls for the mainstream media to be more critical of Republicans, analyze the media’s coverage of the death of Colin Powell, and highlight more media misses.
Journalists are Telling on Themselves
Reporters from several mainstream-media outlets outed themselves as biased conduits of information over the weekend when they excitedly promoted a Los Angeles Times column that argued journalists are “failing the public with ‘both-siderism’ in political coverage.”
Columnist Jackie Calmes laments how “journalist pressure” to be balanced keeps reporters from writing “the new truth.”
She calls …