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According to Media Matters, Rep. Rashida Tlaib cursing got 5 times more coverage on cable news than Rep. Steve King embracing white supremacy

When it comes to a congresswoman cursing versus a congressman embracing white supremacy, cable news apparently believes the cursing deserves more coverage — five times more coverage, to be exact.

On January 4, the day after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) referred to President Donald Trump by saying “Impeach the motherfucker” during a reception with supporters, cable news outlets (CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC) spent over two and a half hours discussing the topic. In comparison, in the roughly 24 hours following the publicationof Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) comments in The New York Times that showed him embracing white supremacy, cable news devoted just under 30 minutes of coverage to the congressman’s racism.

I’d hate to be the person at media matters who is tasked with keeping track of this stuff.

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  1. RSE says:

    I guess it depends on your definition of liberal of course, but there is surely a liberal/progressive or left leaning slant in most of media. To deny this is absurd.
    Currently in fact, all of main stream media is in the process of glossing over the fact that Democrats including Obama, Biden, Hillary, Schumer, etc. all touted the dangers of illegal immigration and voted for a 700 mi impassible barrier on the southern border that looks like the DMZ between North and South Korea.
    Also remember that FOX is the only right leaning media outlet on TV right now as opposed to left leaning MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and all the other outlets like The View, The Talk, etc., and don’t forget every single late night talk show. And it’s not like they just lean left. For the past two years they have all been dedicated to 100% anti Trump all day long, every day. It’s ridiculous.

    • Alby says:

      Since you don’t follow the actual news, you’re probably unaware that Democrats have believed in border security all along. You’re probably also unaware that nobody has ever said we should tear down all the fencing that marks the border in many places.

      You’re also probably unaware that Republicans, not Democrats, prevented immigration reform during the Bush administration, despite Bush being in favor of it.

      You’re probably also unaware that “the wall” wasn’t even a serious proposal; it was, rather, a mnemonic device to keep him talking about immigration. The simple fact is that there’s no need for a wall on the rest of the border.

      These aren’t “liberal” positions. They are factually based positions. So, basically, your complaint about the mainstream media is that it gives more weight to facts than Fox News does.

    • delacrat says:

      “… left leaning MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and all the other outlets like The View, The Talk, etc., …” – RSE

      If those were “left leaning” if they would have given more coverage to Jill Stein than they gave to Donald Trump, (or a certain guest at his second wedding).

      • RE Vanella says:

        It’s a victim mentality. Real life has a ‘liberal’ bias. All media is a socialist plot. McCarthyite paranoia. Old as the hills.

  2. bamboozer says:

    I always include the word Corporate when talking about the media as we know it, the underlying goal is money and ratings, journalism has nothing to do with it. Like all corporations the goal is money, as much as possible, reporting on a congresswoman cursing sells. Admitting and examining the blatant racism of King not only does not sell but it opens that eternal American wound of pervasive racism.

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