Accuracy in Media

joaquin castro photoAs AIM reported this week, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) tweeted the names of donors to President Donald Trump who live in his San Antonio, Texas, congressional district.

Castro named 44 donors, including one of who also donated to his campaign. But despite some media coverage, the mainstream cable news media has not covered the issue on their websites.

Castro is the brother of Democratic Party presidential candidate Julián Castro and is the chairman of his brother’s presidential campaign. Castro has served the Texas 20th congressional district since 2013.

An analysis of the websites for ABC News, CNN, CBS News, and NBC News did not find any mention of Castro’s controversial tweet on their websites. Meaning, there was no article written that was featured on their home page during the several days since Castro’s tweet Monday.

Conservative media outlets such as The Federalist, Breitbart, and the Daily Caller reported on it, as did the Washington Post, USA Today, and the hometown newspaper San Antonio Express News.

Castro’s tweet was criticized by multiple Republican lawmakers, such as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh.

Cruz claimed Castro’s tweet was “doxxing,” while Cornyn said the tweet was “grossly inappropriate.” Murtaugh told the Washington Post that the tweet was “a target list.”

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Photo by Gage Skidmore

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