What Are We Going to Do About Media Bias?

The risks and the rewards of a national press beholden to one political party.

President Barack Obama fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following the opening session of the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, Dec. 3, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

There seems to be a modern misunderstanding in the press about the purpose of journalism in a Democracy. Some say this misunderstanding happened during the Trump years, that it arose as a natural and noble response to the great evil that is Donald Trump. In reality, it happened long before.