Michelle Fields told an interviewer that she didn’t see a problem with biased reporting in 2011.
Brian Lamb: So what did you think that – about what Bob Woodworth said about journalists should be giving advice?
Fields: I think that’s a different world. Now people want bias journalism I feel. They want to hear the journalism either tell them what they want to hear or tell them what their opinion is and what they think about it. We have such polarized news now. It’s a much different world.
Lamb: What do you think of it?
Fields: I think, I think it’s different. I think it’s impossible to not be bias. So I don’t think that – I don’t think that there is a need to try to not be bias because it’s impossible to be bias even if you were interviewing someone, you decide what you think is important, what you think people would like. Your still – you still have biases and so I don’t see the problem with bias reporting.
Reporting from a certain angle. People feel – people who read my stuff watch my videos. They feel as though their voice is not in the media and so I’m providing a voice for them and I think that’s great. They feel as though they’re not represented in the media and they e-mail me and tell me you’re the only person in the media that I trust.
And I think that’s important. They feel that there is not a voice for them in the media and I’m providing it for them.
Fields also weighed in on Washington D.C.’s culture of power hungry, liars:
Fields, in 2011: Everywhere you go, everyone just wants to know what you do. They are trying to figure out what your resume is and if they feel they can not get something from you, they move on. Everyone is just going to cocktail parties, schmoozing with people that they may not like but they feel they can get something from. I think it is quite sad.
Brian Lamb: Did you not know that before you came here?
Fields: I heard people say that but to me Washington D.C. just sounded so amazing. It was so different than Los Angeles and I figured it would be a wonderful opportunity. So many people are intellectual and Los Angeles, all everyone talks about is how they want to be a model or an actress.
And so, I figured I am going to go somewhere where people are so educated. I can talk about so many issues with them and they will understand what I am saying. I guess I am a bit disenchanted.