While we’re on the subject of hate….
When Donald Trump was running for President, no matter how many times he disavowed and condemned david duke, media kept demanding that he do so again – leaving at least some of the public with the idea that the reason he was being asked over and over again was that he hadn’t done so already.
Funny thing, though: there are a number of Democrats who have specifically interacted with Black supremacist and serial anti-Semite louis farrakhan, and who will not condemn him – not even once. But, for some reason, most mainstream media do not find this at all newsworthy.
Excerpted from Peter Hasson’s article at dailycaller.com:
The third-highest ranking House Democrat shared a stage with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite, and has refused to condemn the hate group leader.
South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn attended a 2011 event with Farrakhan and shared the stage with him, even after Jewish groups voiced their opposition to Clyburn attending the event. Clyburn told the Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, that he was “not bothered in the least bit” by criticisms of his attendance at the event.
As the assistant Democratic leader, Clyburn is the third-highest ranked Democrat in the House. He declined to condemn Farrakhan in a statement released to The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.
Clyburn is now the eighth House Democrat to have direct ties to Farrakhan. The Republican Jewish Coalition has already called on the seven other Democrats to resign over their ties to Farrakhan.
Clyburn’s fellow House Democrats are divided on whether or not to condemn Farrakhan.
California Rep. Barbara Lee and New York Rep. Gregory Meeks both condemned Farrakhan on Thursday, but other House Democrats known to have met with Farrakhan have yet to condemn him.
Did you know about this? Have you read much about it in the newspapers? Seen much about it on the news shows?
If not, WHY not?
Does anyone doubt that, if 8 Republican members of congress – including the third highest-ranking Republican – shared a stage with david duke, media would be reporting it?
Does anyone doubt that if the 8 Republicans were called to account for sharing a stage with duke and most of them outright refused to condemn him, media would be reporting it?
Last question: does anyone still wonder why fewer and fewer people trust mainstrem media to provide credible, neutral news coverage?
I didn’t think so.