Accuracy in Media

CNN illustrated clear bias in their presidential campaign coverage with multiple CNN anchors and reporters calling President Donald Trump’s recent tweets and statements racist but not calling Democrat Joe Biden a racist for comparing the intelligence of “white kids” vs. “poor kids.”

“We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it,” Biden reportedly said, per CNN at a town hall hosted by the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa.. “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids — wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”

CNN reporter Veronica Stracqualursi called Biden’s language a “verbal slip” and gave Biden’s campaign space to claim falsely that Trump “emboldens white nationalism and embraces racism.”

Stracqualursi did not mention the attacks that Biden has been fielding from his fellow Democrats, Sens. Cory Booker (Colo.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.), on issues of race.

Nor did Stracqualursi mention that, according to the 1987 Philadelphia Inquirer, “campaigning in Alabama in April, Biden talked of his sympathy for the South; bragged of an award he had received from George Wallace in 1973 and said ‘we (Delawareans) were on the South’s side in the Civil War.’”

Stracqualursi did also not mention that the Detroit Free Press of 1987 reported that “Joseph Biden of Delaware, for example, tells Southerners that the lower half of his state is culturally part of Dixie; he reminds them that former Alabama Gov. George Wallace praised him as one of the outstanding young politicians of America.”

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