Bias Alert: Local Leaders Slam Dallas Morning News’ ‘Radical’ Agenda

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Local leaders are criticizing The Dallas Morning News for its alleged left-leaning bias.

“The news should be based on facts, not opinions. When media is clearly driven by political activism, most people are distrusting of it,” Texas Coalition for Kids President Kelly Neidert told The Dallas Express.

Recent content from The Dallas Morning News that has drawn the ire of critics include:

  • An article focused on how Drag Queens struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the headline blaring:
    “It’s a struggle‘: How Dallas’ drag queens are making it work in the COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • A piece that appeared to choose a side on a social-political issue, with the newspaper describing the state as being “harsh” toward transgender youth:
    “Texas’ harsh moves against transgender youth provoke a backlash from big business.”
  • A previously published opinion piece with this loaded headline:
    “Texas tollway authorities show little mercy for Texans of color, vulnerable communities.”

The Dallas Express Chief Executive Officer Chris Putnam took umbrage with the latter, opining, “The Dallas Morning News attempted to mansplain to its readers on how toll roads are racist with this headline.”

Some local leaders say the DMN’s slant is part and parcel of an out-of-touch legacy media outlet.

“There is a reason people don’t trust traditional media, because traditional people are constantly under attack with radical ideology,” Tarrant County Republican Party Chairman Bo French told DX.

“Rags like The Dallas Morning News seem only able to focus on seeing racism in everything or shoving the debunked notion that there is such thing as ‘trans’ down everyone’s throat. Just look at their subscription numbers. Go woke. Go broke,” French added.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, a poll conducted last year by Garin Hart Yang Research Group on behalf of Mayor Eric Johnson shows that the most important issue on the minds of Dallas residents is public safety.

The Dallas Express contacted the office of DallasNews Corporation CEO Grant Moise, but he was not immediately available for comment.

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