Recent attempts to battle scrutiny over Mitt Romney’s role as the co-founder and executive at Bain Capital have resulted in two sides drawing a line in the sand– and it isn’t just the Obama and Romney campaigns. Instead, it’s between the so-called “liberal” and “conservative” media.
On NPR.org yesterday, a media outlet that is called more liberal-leaning than some critics, featured a story by the Weekly Standard, a neoconservative opinion magazine, in an attempt to discuss how the Bain Capital story is an excellent example of bias in journalism.
Does the Weekly Standard article hold any water? Perhaps, according to David Westin, former ABC News chief. Westin spoke at a Commonwealth Club event on how news anchors must struggle against bias, whether it’s reporting on politics or even covering a football match-up between arch rivals such as the Michigan Wolverines versus The Ohio State Buckeyes.