More Crony Media: Time’s Stengel latest in long line of reporters who jumped to jobs in Obama administration

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Conservatives and libertarians often complain about the #oldmedia bias toward statism, toward what has been called “liberalism.”

Liberals, or “progressives” always counter that the media companies are big corporations and so couldn’t possibly have a bias toward statism.  Corporations like small government, right?

As this website documents regularly this is not true. Large corporations and government collude for their respective purposes all the time. In recent years this has only become more true. We live in a system of crony capitalism and the #oldmedia is a big part of this system.

(From The Washington Post)

In a trend that has raised some eyebrows among Obama’s critics, at least 20 reporters and editors from mainstream news organizations have taken high-profile positions in the administration within the past five years.

The latest hire: Richard Stengel, Time magazine’s managing editor (and Carney’s former boss). Obama nominated Stengel last week to be the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, a top communications post. Stengel will succeed Tara Sonenshine, another journalist (ABC News, Newsweek) who became part of the government she once covered.

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