Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Questions for Every Reporter (and Blogger, too!)

Hugh Hewitt's column today for The Weekly Standard entitled A Unified Theory of Old Media Collapse is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the rapidly growing influence of the blogosphere and the rapid decline of the legacy media.

In a post earlier this week, Hugh had challenged reporters in the legacy media to answer the a few questions in order for us to better understand their own biases. Unlike the legacy media, bloggers don't attempt to hide their biases because they don't have to. I agree with Hugh's hypothesis that the legacy media won't dare answer these questions because it will confirm once and for all that they are dominated by liberals. In the interest of full disclosure (with thanks to Mount Virtus for the inspiration) I'm answering his questions below:

For whom did the reporter vote for president in the past five elections?
George W. Bush (2000 and 2004)
Bob Dole (1996)
George H. W. Bush (1988)
I did not vote in 1992 as I moved to another state right before the election and was not registered in time to vote. If I had been able to vote, I would have voted for George H. W. Bush.

Do they attend church regularly and if so, in which denomination?
Yes. Baptist.

Do they believe that the late-term abortion procedure known as partial birth abortion should be legal?

Do they believe same sex marriage ought to be legal?

Did they support the invasion of Iraq?

Do they support drilling in ANWR?

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