Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash

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.