Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash, by David Levinthal.
Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed. …
But during this decidedly unconventional election season, during which “the media” has itself become a prominent storyline, … people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee …
About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump.
Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like … are not included in the tally.
Not news, just confirmation.