by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
One of the most dishonest statements a writer and/or reporter can make is the claim that they have no bias, or as CNN’s Chris Cillizza stated in October 2016 “Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don’t root for a side. Period.”
I called BS then, and I call it now. CNN’s own Chris Coumo proved Cillizza’s dishonesty two years before Cillizza made that laughable claim by admitting, on-air, that in the media’s push for Hillary Clinton to announce a presidential run, “We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s got just a free ride so far from the media, we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it had better happen.” (Video here, published in 2016, but Cuomo’s statements were made in 2014)
As a writer myself, I will tell readers straight up, I am a conservative and everything from our choice in topics, to our observations, contain the inherent bias of our own ideology.