Reporters hide Democrats’ ties to racism

Reporters hide Democrats’ ties to racism

PE Bias Grade : C+

By: Allen Nitschelm on August 11, 2019 | Article Review

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Article Title Democratic candidates try to keep Trump on defensive
Date 08/08/2019
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A13 )
Syndicated From New York Times
Journalist Alexander Burns
Katie Glueck
Article Summary

Democrats spread their Trump attacks through willing media.

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This article is presented as a round-up of the dozens of Democrats’ reactions to the President. I guess that is fine. There are 20 Democrats, and the President is the President, so he will have to let them battle it out. Today’s article features criticism by Booker and Biden.

The article is mostly balanced, given the constraints outlined above, but near the end, it takes a strange turn. Let me quote directly:

In a biting one-liner that has become a regular jab on the campaign trail, Biden said to applause that Trump had “more in common with George Wallace than he does with George Washington.’’

Ahh, George Wallace was a Democrat. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace

That might be the end of my criticism, except that this line evidently is one that Biden uses often, and the audience applauds it. How about we have a front-page article about Joe Biden admitting that Democrats used to be the party of racism and he has proudly worked with segregationists to get things done, and Robert Byrd was a former KKK leader, etc?

 

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