Liberals are blasting the mainstream media’s supposed harsh treatment of Hillary Clinton compared to Donald Trump, assailing the coverage given to her numerous scandals and failing health.
Paul Krugman, writing for the New York Times, suggested Trump is “being graded on a curve” by the mainstream media, while everything Hillary does is perceived to be corrupt, “most spectacularly illustrated by the increasingly bizarre coverage of the Clinton Foundation.”
Responding directly to a report released by the Associated Press that called into question Hillary’s meetings with Foundation donors while Secretary of State, Krugman said “given the tone of the report, you might have expected to read about meetings with, say, brutal foreign dictators or corporate fat cats facing indictment, followed by questionable actions on their behalf… there was nothing there.”
Terms like “creates shadows” or “raises questions” are, according to Krugman, “weasel words used to create the impression of wrongdoing out of thin air.”
Krugman followed up his article with a message on Twitter, saying “True fact: I was reluctant to write today’s column because I knew journalists would hate it. But it felt like a moral duty.”
Billionaire Mark Cuban also took to Twitter to attack the mainstream media’s supposed Pro-Trump bias.
“I’ll say it again. The MSM has gone all in on Trump,” he said.
Dan Gainor, vice president for business and culture at the Media Research Center, called Cuban’s tweet the “most delusional thing I’ve seen on Twitter in years.”
The notion that the mainstream media has treated Hillary more harshly than Trump is absurd.
Despite Clinton’s pronounced coughing fit during a recent “press conference” aboard her campaign jet, held in response to growing criticism for not holding an official press conference in 276 days, the mainstream media has dismissed concerns surrounding her health as “conspiracy theories.”
The same mainstream media, most prominently MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, regularly suggest that Trump is mentally unfit to serve as president.