CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists."
During an appearance on the Mike Drop podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, Logan admitted that "the media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just the U.S.," adding that it was nearly impossible for viewers to decipher if they were being told the truth at any given time.
"85% of journalists are registered Democrats," Logan said. "How do you know you’re being lied to? How do you know you’re being manipulated? How do you know there’s something not right with the coverage? When they simplify it all [and] there’s no grey. It’s all one way. Well, life isn’t like that. If it doesn’t match real life, it’s probably not. Something’s wrong. For example, all the coverage on Trump all the time is negative. … That’s a distortion of the way things go in real life."
"There's no grey. It's all one way," said Logan.
CBS Laura Logan ~All coverage of Trump was negative -that's distortion We abandoned our pretense to be objective pic.twitter.com/MvH16FE692— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) February 19, 2019
Logan says that the heavy bias has warped people's ability to know what's really true.
"When you turn on your computer, or you walk past the TV, or you see a newspaper headline in the grocery store If they’re all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true," said Logan. "You don’t question it, because everyone is saying it."
She also admitted that journalists today are more or less lobbyists for liberal interests, adding that the weight of the liberal media machine overwhelms "the other side" unless people actively seek outlets such as Breitbart.
Noting recent comments by former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, Logan said "Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that."
Logan said that MSM reports using anonymous or single government sources are bunk.
"That’s not journalism, it’s horseshit," she said - demanding more accountability.
"Responsibility for fake news begins with us."
Watch the entire interview below (relevant part begins at 2:16:00):