Chris Kenny had a piece in the Weekend Australian pointing out the left/ALP biased herd mentality of the Canberra Press Gallery, and indeed the media at large. Andrew Bolt has reproduced the article in full, with permission.
Australia’s journalistic cohort is not unusual. In most Western democracies, liberals (or, their preferred moniker, progressives) dominate journalistic ranks. That point is not contended except by the journalists themselves, who tend to bristle at the presumption.
This defensiveness compounds the situation since a commonsense acceptance of this fact would be the first step towards dealing adequately with the consequences, guarding against the perils of groupthink and making efforts to stay in touch with middle Australia.
The liberal bias is obvious to anyone who has dealt closely with the media or worked among journalists and the predisposition is evident in any sampling of their published or broadcast views.
Of course they don’t think the are biased, they just think they are “right thinking” and so to be left-biased in their view you would have to be an unreconstructed communist. The ABC is the best example. Our taxes at work.