Arthur Brisbane, public editor of the New York Times, writes his final article and states the obvious.
Liberals and members of the media have always scoffed at assertions that the media tends to be biased leftward. Their chief means of deflection was regular deployment of the negative appellation "conspiracy" against such claims. But this is just a straw man. As Brisbane illustrates, bias can emerge from a decentralized culture of consensus - this is the same reason that decentralized news agencies like Reuters can exhibit bias without functioning under the centralized guidance of a "publication".