Is anyone at the New York Times pro-life? Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor won’t say. On today’s Hardball, discussion turned to Donald Trump’s charge that the media elites are biased against him. Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt posited that 90% of the elite Manhattan/Beltway media will be voting for Hillary and applauding her election.

To test Hewitt’s theory, Chris Matthews asked Alcindor whether she knew anybody at the Times who was pro-life. She first responded, “I’m not going to answer that question.” To his credit, Matthews pressed the question, but Alcindor continued to dodge, eventually saying she hadn’t asked any of her co-workers about it. Matthews seemed to conclude that Hewitt’s point had been made.

HUGH HEWITT: 90% plus of Manhattan/Beltway media elites will vote for Hillary Clinton and will applaud her election. That seeps into coverage. It’s what Dan Rather said: news is where you look. Those elites look for news in places other than, for example, the Obamacare premium hikes or the problems at the FBI.

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CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you know anybody, Yamiche, at the New York Times who’s pro-life?

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: [laughs] That’s not a question I’m going to answer. I have no idea.

MATTHEWS: Do you know anybody? You don’t have to name names. Do you know anybody at the Times who’s pro-life.

ALCINDOR: I have not asked, I have not asked my coworkers that question I should say.

MATTHEWS: Oh, that’s cute. Hugh, you’re making your point. Go ahead. That’s the way you make your point.


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