Lara Logan on 'Hannity': People See Media Standards Have 'Slipped'
Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan told Sean Hannity that the standards in journalism have "slipped" in recent years and Americans are taking notice of it.
During a recent podcast interview with former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, Logan pointed out what she believed to be a rampant liberal bias across the news media, noting that her criticism could be "professional suicide."
"The media everywhere is mostly liberal. But in this country, 85 percent of journalists are registered Democrats. So that’s just a fact, right?" she said.
Logan added that there is a lot of "weight" from most news organizations on "one side of the political spectrum."
"There’s one Fox," she said. "And there’s many, many, many more organizations on the left. ... When you turn your computer or you walk past the TV… if they are all saying the same thing, the weight of that convinces you that it’s true. You don’t question it because everyone is saying it."
She said that she did not notice a bias in the media, because many stories cite anonymous sources for their information.
"That’s not journalism. That’s horse----," she said.
Logan said she is now being "targeted" by various left-leaning media reporters and people are going after her reputation.
"If there are any independent voices, any journalists who are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points, then we pay the price. They can't take down the substance of what you're saying. They can't go after the things that matter, so they smear you personally. ... I'm not the only one," she said, noting former CBS News colleague Sharyl Attkisson has faced similar attacks.
Logan repeated that journalists have always adhered to a standard of needing two independent, first-hand sources for their reporting, but the standards appear to be lowered at some organizations.
Watch the full interview above.