CNBC debate moderators (L-R) John Harwood, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla asks questions during the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder, Colorado October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Michael Walsh thinks so. Thanks to The Donald, a lot more average Americans were able to see the mainstream media’s horrendous bias in action:

Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican debate turned out to be a tussle between the three left-leaning “moderators” and the candidates on the main stage, most of whom can safely be described as center-right. And finally — thanks largely to the huge ratings bonanza that is Donald Trump — the American people got a chance to see the true, ugly, partisan, smug, self-righteous face of what we used to call journalism, but now is simply political advocacy employing computers and television cameras under the shield of the First Amendment.

Walsh does a great job in a short space telling why this ideologically blind state of affairs exits in American media. He also uses an analogy I’ve used over and over again when discussing the liberal hegemony in American culture, the Berlin Wall: It ain’t as impenetrable and eternal as we all thought.

[T]he cracks around the foundations of MSM hegemony are a bigger story than most realize. The Soviet Union looked monolithic until a few brave Hungarians (who hated the Russians anyway) opened the floodgates to the West in 1989 and in so doing brought down both the Berlin Wall and the U.S.S.R. The MSM’s cultural hegemony will last precisely as long as it takes to even the odds — not solely, it should be noted, by creating alternative venues of news and analysis (Fox News, PJ Media, Breitbart, et al.) but by flooding the outlets of the MSM with journalists who do not wear their ideological biases on their sleeves but who can still provide skillful professional pushback to help shape the overall narrative.

This is spot on. If we are going to “take back” our culture from the progressive secular statists who now dominate it, it will be by penetrating the cultural institutions that influence the worldview, opinions, and ideas of average Americans. This will not magically happen overnight, but it can happen. We should implore young conservatives that instead of going into politics, journalism, Hollywood and education will have a much bigger impact on the future of our country, and there we must make our stand.