Thursday, December 3, 2015

My Take: Media Double Standard


I have been amazed at the media derived double standard that is apparently employed in covering the current political races in our country.

One particular candidate receives more coverage for making wildly outlandish statements and then gets even more coverage as the media debunks the statements. The media continues to cover these statements at the expense of serious candidates who have real plans.

Consider the statement that "terrorist's families should be targets." What rational person makes statements like that? Or that millions were cheering when the Twin Towers were attacked? Or that Muslims should register! Really? Let's give them a red crescent to wear as well while we are at it.

The more I hear these statements and notice that the national media has not relegated the person making them to crackpot status, the more concerned I become about our country.

There are disturbing historical similarities to another people and another time.

The following is scary: “When Mexico sends its people … they are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime and their rapists.”

This statement represents a mass stereotype made without any concern for facts or reality.

My Take: This is not the person we want to lead the most powerful military on the planet. 

Just saying!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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