In the world of news websites, there is definitely a slant. That slant has landed The Albany Journal publisher Tom Knighton on the right leaning The Blaze.
“Of course there’s a certain amount of bias in the news. The very best do everything they can to minimize it, but it’s almost impossible to eliminate,” Knighton said earlier today after learning a contribution he submitted had been accepted. The subject, media bias.
Knighton said his column wasn’t a knock on his colleagues. “Personally, I think it’s impossible to eliminate slant. I try, but I’m pretty sure I fall short on stories I cover. Even if I nail it most of the time, I’m going to blow it sometimes too. I think this is what other journalists tend to do as well.”
The column marks the first appearance of Knighton’s work at The Blaze, but not the first time Knighton has appeared at a national level website. Knighton is a frequent contributor at United Liberty, a libertarian leaning blog that Knighton began contributing to prior to taking over the Journal.
Knighton said he’s unsure when his next work will appear at The Blaze, noting that editors at the site want to see how well the column does before determining whether or not future works will appear. “I’m cautious, but optimistic. This is a good opportunity for me as a writer, but also for the Journal as well,” Knighton said.