Hume: “Sure, I’m A Conservative… But I Would Ask People To Look At The Work”

By Brian 

Wednesday’s Washington Post has a must-read profile of Brit Hume titled “Moving to the Right.” Howard Kurtz writes: “Hume is no partisan brawler in the mold of some of Fox’s high-decibel hosts. By virtue of his investigative background, his understated style and his management role, he represents a hybrid strain: conservatives who believe in news, not bloviation, but news that passes through a different lens, filtered through a different set of assumptions.”

“Sure, I’m a conservative, no doubt about it,” Hume says. “But I would ask people to look at the work.” He does not accuse his fellow journalists of pursuing a partisan agenda, saying their bias is “unconscious.”

> Also: “Lately, Hume says, he has been ‘seriously considering’ hanging it up when his contract expires in three years…”

> NewsBusters says the profile has a few mistakes…