Politico Co-Founder: Media’s Anti-Trump Bias ‘Scary’
Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei called it “scary” the extent to which mainstream reporters have openly sided with Hillary and against Trump this election cycle.
Appearing on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Friday morning, VandeHei responded to a question from Hewitt about whether the mainstream media is “all in for Hillary.”
“You know, you and I have talked about this in the past, and I tend to be a defender of the media. And I tend to think that it’s overblown, what people think just lots of bias. I have a much different view this year, like having been starting a company and taking a little bit of a step back from looking at the politics moment by moment, particularly if you pay attention to Twitter,” VandeHei said.
“The number of mainstream media reporters who are out there expressing their explicit opinions, that tend to be decisively pro-Hillary and anti-Trump, to me is scary. I don’t, listen, Donald Trump gives you a lot things to fear and a lot of things to dislike. But you cannot, cannot, cannot as a reporter be taking sides in a public forum whether it’s on Twitter or whether it’s on email or whether it’s on TV.”
Earlier in the interview, VandeHei expressed his opinion that “this campaign has shown like how much faith people have lost in media, and how frustrated people are at trying to figure out what can they trust and what can’t they trust? And how can they get smarter in a world that’s growing more and more complex?”
VandeHei recently left Politico to start a new media outlet targeted at corporate executives and other professionals.
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