ME­DIA SINS OF OMIS­SION

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“Too of­ten, the me­dia ig­nore Pres­i­dent Trump’s outreach to racial mi­nori­ties. The ma­jor net­works main­tain si­lence in hopes that their so­cially cor­ro­sive lies will stick un­til Novem­ber 2020. At least three sig­nif­i­cant events demon­strate how the big me­dia bury Trump’s bridge-build­ing and, thus, keep the U.S. in a di­vided, racially ex­plo­sive rage.” writes Na­tional Re­view colum­nist Deroy Mur­dock.

He cites Mr. Trump’s salute last month to 50,000 im­mi­grants from In­dia and Amer­i­cans of In­dian de­scent — a sig­nif­i­cant event which re­ceived no cov­er­age what­so­ever from NBC, CBS and ABC, which in­stead fo­cussed on a movie, a lost dog and foot­ball, re­spec­tively.

Mr. Trump also ap­peared at the 2019 His­tor­i­cally Black Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties Week Con­fer­ence in Septem­ber.

“Here, too, all three evening-news shows en­tombed this story,” Mr. Mur­dock said, not­ing that ABC cov­ered Dal­las Cow­boys cheer­lead­ers, CBS fea­tured the med­i­cal ben­e­fit of naps while NBC show­cased a 9-year-old Ohioan who was ‘lunch-shamed’ at school.

The colum­nist was also an­noyed by the me­dia’s ab­sence fol­low­ing Mr. Trump’s call to end anti-Semitism dur­ing a Na­tional Day of Prayer cer­e­mony at the White House.

“None of the three big net­works spared a mo­ment to re­port on the pres­i­dent ral­ly­ing the repub­lic against anti-Semitism,” says Mr. Mur­dock. “Rather than give Amer­i­cans all this news, and con­firm that Pres­i­dent Trump is nei­ther anti-im­mi­grant, nor anti-black, nor anti-Semitic, the Big Three main­tain a sar­copha­gal cq

si­lence in hopes that their ‘Trump is a racist’ lies will stick un­til Novem­ber 2020. This is evil.”

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