How The Mainstream Media Ignored Half the Story in Charlottesville

The heated debate over the weekend about whether President Trump was enabling white supremacist groups revealed the mainstream media’s eagerness to label him a racist. Yes, Trump should have more unambiguously spurned racists who invoked his name as inspiration for their violence, but the mainstream media’s coverage and Trump haters’ reaction also showed the knee-jerk, decrepit nature of this country’s discussion on race.

When a white nationalist rally ended in violence in Charlottesville on Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “We all must be united & condemn all that hate stands for.”

When it was confirmed that a female counter-protester died and more than a dozen were injured, Trump said on Sunday, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”

In turn, pundits and politicians alike lambasted Trump’s failure to explicitly name white supremacists in his condemnation.


Read more at the Washington Examiner.


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