Speech: Momentum panel on media bias – Medium

And that brings me on to another part of the challenge — which I think is actually as significant a cause of bias in political reporting as the ideology of media barons — and that’s I’d describe as ‘insider’ culture. Simply put, political journalists like being in the know. And they’re used to being in the know. I remember one lobby reporter telling me when Corbyn won the leadership contest: I don’t know who any of these people are. I’m used to have the whole shadow cabinet in my phone book, now I can’t pick some of them out of a line-up.

Source: Speech: Momentum panel on media bias – Medium

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