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Shocker: Tom Brokaw Admits He’s a Democrat

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By Doug Powers  •  June 29, 2010 11:00 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

Whenever most reporters in the mainstream media claim to be unbiased and fair and balanced “journalists,” I laugh harder than I do when I’m watching Tom Brokaw read a sentence in which every word begins with the letter L. But every now and then one whips the mask off — either on purpose or by a slip of the tongue.

In 2008, Tom Brokaw gave himself up completely and totally, bathing in the warm, healing waters of Hope & Change. Brokaw referred to Obama’s inauguration as a “velvet revolution” and made an equated The One to Jesus Christ and Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate, but every now and then it’s refreshing to hear a longtime “journalist” admit which party has his allegiance instead of making us read between such subtle lines.

Here’s Tom Brokaw talking with Matt Lauer, and at one point Brokaw refers to a western governor as “a Democrat — from our party”:

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I haven’t been this surprised since I found out Helen Thomas doesn’t celebrate Passover.

Update: Letter from a reader: I think people are taking the Tom Brokaw comment to Matt Lauer wrong…. it does not appear that he is saying that he is part of our party, meaning the Dems, rather I really think he was quoting a Western governor who said that he was losing Independents from his party and Tom put it in the Governor’s words.

Could be, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard Tom use first-person narrative when quoting a Republican.

(h/t Freedom’s Lighthouse)

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

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P.S. — I haven’t been able to post to Twitter since Friday, but they say somebody’s looking into it. We’ll see. To paraphrase Colbert, “If only there was some short, shallow, self-indulgent way to express my frustration.”

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