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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
CNS Still Shows Double Standard On Reporting About Politicians' Inflammatory Comments
Topic:'s double standard on reporting about inflammatory comments by politicians has reared its ugly head again.

When Rep. Ihlan Omar made comments critical of Israel that were widely interpreted as  anti-Semitic, CNS pounced with four articles in the 24 hours after the remark was made:

The next day, CNS added an article on President Trump weighing in: "Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar's Anti-Semitic Comments: 'I Think She Should Resign from Congress.'"

CNS similarly flooded the zone when Rep. Rashida Tlaib -- coincidentally, also a Muslim and a Democrat -- made her own controversial remark, posting multiple articles in a short amount of time and making sure to reference the remark in the headline.

But CNS' tone is much different when a Republican makes a controversial remark. When Republican Rep. Steve King made comments supportive of white nationalism, CNS waited four days to do its first story about it, published only one other article on it, never referenced the nature of the comments in the headline of any article, and gave copious space to King to rebut accusations.

That's what's called media bias. CNS' parent, the Media Research Center, should look into that sometime.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:27 PM EST

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