A former CBS News president thinks that news-gathering organizations – particularly the major newspapers and TV networks covering national politics – have moved from what he once considered a “liberal tilt” to now having an “unrelentingly liberal” agenda.
Van Gordon Sauter, who ran the network’s new division from 1982 to 1983 and in 1986, made his argument Monday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Sauter writes that he made the “liberal tilt” comment 35 years ago when discussing the issue with Jeane Kirkpatrick, a one time Democrat who became a foreign policy adviser to President Reagan, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
“Kirkpatrick was prophetic,” Sauter argues. “The highly influential daily newspapers in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Boston are now decidedly liberal. On the home screen, the three broadcast network divisions still have their liberal tilt. Two of the three leading cable news sources are unrelentingly liberal in their fear and loathing of President Trump.”