Media attempts to make the story about Republicans.
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana made some stunning comments about her constituents this week. While speaking to NBC’s Chuck Todd, she implied that if she loses her bid for reelection next week, it could be due to racism and sexism.
The exchange was captured on video:
Her remarks were certainly newsworthy but some people in the media saw a different angle to the story which was much more important; the Republican reaction. This happens quite often, as noted by Jim Treacher:
When a Republican says something dumb, that's the story. When a Dem says something dumb, the story is how GOP reacts. http://t.co/eb7IgmE5fD
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) October 31, 2014
The article in Treacher’s tweet is by Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press:
Sen. Landrieu’s remarks on race anger Republicans
Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama’s deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.
In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”
Isn’t it strange how the very first word in the AP article is “Republicans?”
Surely that’s an isolated incident, right? Nope.
Here’s Jesse Byrnes of The Hill:
GOP: Landrieu thinks voters dislike Obama because he’s black
Republicans are slamming Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for comments they say suggested Louisiana voters dislike President Obama because of his race.
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Landrieu’s GOP opponent in her tough reelection race, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), both pounced on comments she made to NBC’s Chuck Todd that the South “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.”
Notice the first statement. Republicans are slamming her for comments they say…
There’s no need to qualify Landrieu’s remarks with what Republicans say. She made the statement. She said the words and we heard them but somehow the story is all about how Republicans reacted to it.
Once you notice this not-so-subtle trend in liberal media, you’ll see it again and again.
As Jim Treacher said, the story is never about the Democrat.DONATE
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