Partisans. They ignore offenses by Democrats, and fulminate over those of Republicans. This is because 85% are registered Democrats, and 90% contribute to Democrats. The majority are graduates of liberal universities, and every survey shows them to be committed to leftist causes. They tend to be piled up in large cities, which are overwhelmingly Democrat. It's just a fact that they promote leftist views.
In my opinion, journalists are both watchdogs and lapdogs, but more of watchdogs. This is because they like investigating more about personal lives of some people, while some people, especially who are on the wrong make them lapdogs to cover the crucial details that may destroy peace.