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Julian Castro and MSNBC Agree: Media Held Kamala Harris to a Different Standard

Julian Castro and MSNBC Agree: Media Held Kamala Harris to a Different Standard

“The way the media has treated Kamala Harris has been something else.”

Now that Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 race, Julian Castro, whose campaign is also fading fast, is blaming the media in part for holding Harris to a double standard.

As everyone knows, if there’s one thing every Democrat has to worry about at election time, it’s bias from the mainstream media. At least, when journalists aren’t helping you pick out clothes at a boutique.

Zack Budryk reports at The Hill:

Castro slams media for holding Harris to ‘different standard’

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro blamed a media “double standard” for his fellow candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), announcing her exit from the race Tuesday.

“The way the media has treated Kamala Harris has been something else,” Castro said in a clip tweeted by his national press secretary, Sawyer Hackett, citing recent articles in national publications that described disarray and infighting within her campaign.

The coverage “basically trashed her campaign and focused on one small part of it,” Castro said, adding, “They’ve held her to a different standard, a double standard [that] has been grossly unfair and unfortunate,”…

“I really want to commend Sen. Harris for the race that she’s run. She’s one of the most qualified people running, and throughout this campaign she’s run her campaign with class and with dignity,”

See the video below:

Castro is not alone in his analysis here. Over at MSNBC, a recent panel discussion focused on this same double standard for women, especially women of color.

Brett T. of Twitchy points out a factor that seems to be lost on these folks. They are accusing Democrat primary voters, including themselves presumably, of being racist and sexist:

We’ve seen plenty of hot takes today about how Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race for 2020 means the next Democratic debate will be all white people…

But if white supremacy was the reason Harris dropped out, it must be Democrats who are the white supremacists, directing their donations to white male candidates like Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.

Watch the segment:

Here’s a notable response:

Two parting thoughts. First, when it comes to media bias, is there a single Democrat willing to walk in Trump’s shoes for a week? Second, does anyone believe Michelle Obama would face any negative treatment by the media if she jumped into the race?

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Constantly playing the race and gender card.

How pathetic.

    bear in reply to Paul. | December 4, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Nice to see the libs finally realize that msnbc and the democrats in total are being publicly recognized as the true racists and women haters.

Yes, they held her to a different standard. She’s half black and is a woman. And that’s all she needs in this age of identity politics. By virtue of an accident of birth she deserves to be a Senator, and she deserves to get a social promotion to President no matter how horrible a candidate she is. Really, she’s a horrible human being who only got her start in politics because she fellated Willie Brown.

    Yes, she was certainly held to a different standard: getting into office by servicing Willie Brown’s willie just doesn’t cut it.

    However, on the issue of her complete incompetence, she’s being held tothe same standard as any of the malignant dimwits in the current field.

What if the Democrats scheduled a debate and no one qualified?

    pwaldoch in reply to puhiawa. | December 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    That’s their entire problem. The Demoratic Socialists are all abiut bringing everyone down to the same “level” playing field and not individual competition with someone rising to the top by their individual efforts. They still have to go thru an election primary process to select a nominanee, a meritocracy process of convincing people to support you by election.

“is blaming the media in part for holding Harris to a double standard”

Yep, the affirmative action standard. The one where merit is brushed aside, assuring that incompetence is the end result.

“Asian Americans are hit the hardest: they must score on average 140 points more than their equivalent white counterparts, while Hispanic and black students are given leeway with 130-point and 310-point bonuses respectively.”

Castro will complain of ANY standard that these fools/tools can’t define themselves, and their standards have a sliding scale. Optional is regional/ethnic accents and very creative and edited personal histories.

A different standard: if your sole credential is that you can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch, then maybe you’re not ready for prime time.

2smartforlibs | December 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

She was held to the same standard all publications should be held to. Have a solid policy and an established way to lead or get the (insert expletive) out.

English or Metric?

You mean they expected her to be competent?

How the heck is Castrato still in the race, anyway?

Bitterlyclinging | December 4, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Julian’s neck seems to be extraordinarily long.

The verdict from our self-anointed moral and intellectual betters seems to be:

1. Black female Democrat candidates like Harris are held to a higher standard than other candidates.
2. Somehow it is the Republicans’ fault that Harris’ campaign crashed and burned in the Democrat primary.

The highest standard Kammie has ever achieved was being Willie’s love shack honey!

Totally unqualified to run our country. Any time she was asked a question her answers had no substance. So of course she’ll play the race card.

They have a collective amnesia about the way Tulsi Gabbard took her down. But the press did facilitate that. The press gave Gabbard time to attack her, then cut off Harris’ defensive reply, then let Gabbard attack again.

The press has never asked Gabbard a hard question.

MSM to Julian:

Don’t bit the hand that feeds you, race hustler.

Crap candidate … crap policies … blame anything but the candidate. Typical democrat head up their ass BS.