Media Reality Check
  Notable Quotables
  Press Releases
  Media Bias Videos
  30-Day Archive
  The Watchdog
  About the MRC
  MRC in the News
  Support the MRC
  Planned Giving
  What Others Say
  Take Action
  Gala and DisHonors
  Best of NQ Archive
MRC Resources
  Site Search
  Media Addresses
  Contact MRC
  Comic Commentary
  MRC Bookstore
  Job Openings
  News Division
  NewsBusters Blog
  Business & Media Institute
  Culture and Media Institute

Support the MRC

May 22, 2008

Brent Bozell: Kudos to Linda Douglass for Following Her Liberal Heart

“If only every reporter would be as forthright and honest as Douglass”

 Tell a friend about this site

Alexandria, VA — Veteran journalist Linda Douglass, who has worked as a reporter for ABC, CBS and of late the National Journal, yesterday announced she was leaving the news media to join Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign as a senior strategist and as a senior campaign spokesperson.

Douglass becomes the second former ABC News correspondent to join a Democratic presidential campaign this year. She follows ex-anchor Carole Simpson, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and makes public appearances for Clinton: hosting an infomercial for her and appearing on CNN on her behalf.

Said Douglass of the move, “I see this as a moment of transformational change in the country and I have spent my lifetime sitting on the sidelines watching people attempt to make change. I just decided that I can't sit on the sidelines anymore.”

Media Research Center’s President L. Brent Bozell today praised Douglass for displaying openly the courage of her liberal convictions.

L. Brent Bozell:

“Three cheers to Linda Douglass for finally admitting what has been so obvious to anyone watching her reporting over the years: Her unreconstructed liberalism.

“Her former colleagues must be so jealous! She can now openly, unequivocally root for Obama. They are doing the same thing, but must continue to pretend to be fair, objective ‘news’ reporters.

“Brian Williams, Terry Moran, Lee Cowan and Keith Olbermann are just a few of the very many journalists just aching to suit up and take the field for Obama. Maybe they’ll take their cue from Linda and make similar moves.

“And to Chris Matthews I say: If covering Obama gives you a thrill up your leg, imagine what WORKING for him will do!”

For the initial reporting of MRC Vice President for Marketing and Publications Brent Baker.

For More:


Home | News Division | Bozell Columns | CyberAlerts 
Media Reality Check | Notable Quotables | Contact the MRC | Subscribe

Founded in 1987, the MRC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit research and education foundation
 that does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for office.

Privacy Statement

Media Research Center
325 S. Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314