In his newly published book, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class (Encounter Books), Kotkin writes:
Today the news media are inclined to promote a single orthodoxy. One reason for this is a change in the composition of the journalistic profession: working-class reporters, many with ties to local communities, have been replaced with a more cosmopolitan breed with college degrees, typically in journalism. These reporters tilt overwhelmingly to the progressive side of politics; by 2018, barely 7 percent of U.S. reporters identified as Republican, and some 97 percent of all political donations from journalists went to Democrats. Similar patterns are found in Western countries too. In France, as two-thirds of journalists favor the socialist left, and sometimes spend considerable effort in apologizing for anything that might offend certain designated victim groups. The political left in journalism has been intensified by a geographical concentration of media in fewer centers – especially in London, New York, and San Francisco.
Question: How does this concentration of media viewpoints on the political Left affect our understanding of politics, culture, religion, economics, and other important questions?