Accuracy in Media

At a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in New Hampshire, one of the attendees made a comment about wanting to “strangle” Carly Fiorina. He claimed that he had been laid off at Hewlett-Packard when Fiorina was chairman. In other words, violence against a woman. What was Hillary’s reaction? It was to laugh and joke about it.

He said, “Every time I see [Carly Fiorina] on TV, I want to reach through and strangle her.”

When someone made a comment at one of Donald Trump’s rallies about President Obama being a Muslim, Trump was blasted in the media and by his fellow candidates of both parties. It was a media story for days, for his lack of response, and failure to rebuke the person who spoke, who many actually believe was a plant. It even led the news on NBC that evening.

“This time it’s what Donald Trump didn’t say that has him drawing fire from all sides,” said Lester Holt as he began NBC Nightly News.

The question is, will the media interview the other candidates, and bring panels of journalists on to discuss what Hillary Clinton’s response should have been when someone at her rally was talking about strangling the one female Republican candidate? CNN and The Hill have covered the story, including a quote from a spokesman from the Clinton campaign who said, “It was a joke.”

 




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