Left-Wing Vox Part of YouTube’s Working Group on Journalistic ‘Expertise’

NewsBusters | 7/11/2018 | Staff
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On Monday, YouTube announced a $25 million investment in the “future of news.” According to its official blog, one of the three members of YouTube’s original working group is Vox Media, which runs liberal news site Vox.com.

The YouTube blog post claimed that Vox Media is one of the three news sources — along with Brazil’s Jovem Pan and India Today — involved in the site’s initial working group toward building “[e]xpertise.” The working group will reportedly “help us [YouTube] develop new product features, improve the news experience on YouTube, and tackle emerging challenges.”

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YouTube noted that they are “looking forward” to partnering with other news organizations “in the coming weeks.”

Vox.com’s editorial direction is decidedly left-leaning. Vox.com’s editor-at-large and founder, Ezra Klein, founded the JournoList listserv that helped quash negative stories about former President Obama and his ties to Jeremiah Wright. Last month, Klein wrote an article on the site titled, “Donald Trump’s presidency is an American crisis.” In the piece, Klein concluded, “This isn’t a reality show, and it’s not a pulp novel. This is the most powerful country the world has ever known being run by a man singularly unqualified to run it. Our president lacks legitimacy, our government is paralyzed, our problems are going unsolved. [...] America is not being made great. It is being made weak, and it is only getting worse.”

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Even more egregiously, in May 2017, Vox.com tweeted an article titled, “Turns out North Korea’s economy is actually doing pretty well”...
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