Yesterday, former “Special Report” anchor Brit Hume tweeted out a Powerline post about a recent Gallup poll comparing Republicans’ and Democrats’ pride in America. CNN’s Oliver Darcy soon took notice and shared Hume’s tweet with this Very Important Food for Thought:
Worth keeping in mind that @brithume, who says in this tweet that Democrats “don’t love” America, is the longtime former anchor of “Special Report” — someone who claimed for years to deliver the news to viewers in a fair & balanced way. pic.twitter.com/Q1s37BKdDN
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 4, 2018
Holy sh— wait, what? Is there a scandal here or something?
Do you have any evidence he failed to do that during his tenure—before he became at liberty to express personal views?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 4, 2018
Evidence? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I don't expect journalists not to have opinions, kiddo. I expect them to keep them out of straight news reports. I had no idea what @BritHume was (politically) when he was on ABC News, for years and years. The same cannot be said of many of the Beltway and NYC ilk.
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) July 5, 2018
And for those years he did deliver fair and balanced news. Now he is a commentator, so he's commentating. Not too hard to see the difference unless you purpose choose to.
— Tracy Hoban (@TracyJHoban) July 5, 2018
Are you suggesting his personal views, which he now shares, mean he didn’t do that?
Does that mean that the 90+% of national reporters who privately lean left can’t be fair or balanced? Because that would be an important admission… https://t.co/Nm4mWRccPu
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 5, 2018
Yeah, see, now that would merit some attention.
Friggin’ CNN, man.
Oh, and by the way, Hume deleted his original tweet because he felt it was unfair:
I deleted an earlier tweet that said Democrats don’t love America. It was based on a Gallup poll that found only a minority of Dems now very proud of this country. A number of people said they think that’s not a fair conclusion from the poll. I agree and thus the deletion.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 5, 2018
Darcy might want to take a page from Hume’s book.