CNN’s Zakaria: ‘The Media Has a Bias in Favor of Facts’

zakariaCNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly.

Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit.

However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.”

Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias in favor of facts” when it calls out the Leave campaign for going on emotion while the Remain campaign was bringing up facts and figures about the cost and consequences of leaving the EU.

“You have to point out,” he concluded, “when one side is using facts and the other side is pushing emotional buttons.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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