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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Goldberg: "[W]omen And Minorities" Have "Pushed The Newsroom Further And Further To The Left"

During the October 4 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, discussing what host Bill O'Reilly perceived as the waning influence of "major elite media institutions," Fox News contributor Bernard Goldberg asserted: "[W]hen women and minorities came into journalism, they pushed the newsroom further and further to the left. Everybody agrees that minorities are overwhelmingly liberal in this country, and so are young women. Ann Coulter just said if women weren't allowed to vote, the Democrats would never win another election. That's the atmosphere in which this stuff with Media Matters is allowed to thrive." Goldberg continued: "I'll give you a solution. News executives are willing to jump through hoops in the name of racial and ethnic diversity. They ought to jump through a few hoops and start an affirmative-action program for conservative journalists."

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