MSNBC host Chris Matthews confronted a New York Times reporter on media bias during a “Hardball” segment Monday, asking whether she knows anyone at the paper who is pro-life.
“And really this is something I think that is kind of an effective argument,” NYT reporter Yamiche Alcindor told Matthews, referring to GOP nominee Donald Trump’s argument the “elite media” is biased against him and is helping rig the election. “Because people really do feel when they go and get the news that they are really getting it from these people who have some sort of plan to rig this election, or rig the economy, or don’t want to cover the real issues.”
“When, you know, obviously the media is in some ways covering the news of the day and covering things that we think are important,” she continued. “But there are people making value judgments.”
Matthews interrupted: “Do you know anybody Amiche at The New York Times who is pro-life?”“That’s not a question I’m going to answer,” she laughed. “I have no idea.”
“Do you know anybody?” Matthews pressed. “Just, you don’t have to name names. Do you know anybody at the Times who is pro-life?”
“I have not asked my coworkers that question, I should say,” Alcindor replied.
“Oh that’s cute,” Matthews said.
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