Today's leading journalists are politically liberal and alienated from traditional norms and institutions. . . . Yet theirs is not the New Deal liberalism of the underprivileged, but the contemporary social liberalism of the urban sophisticate. . . . They differ most from the general public. . . on the divisive social issues that have emerged since the 1960s -- abortion, gay rights, affirmative action, et cetera. . . . They would like to strip traditional powerbrokers of their influence and empower black leaders, consumer groups, intellectuals, and ... the media.
S. Robert Lichter 1990 - from The Media Elite