Double standard


A liberal makes death threats against a Tea Partier on a national television show, and the threat is indisputably fueled by rhetoric from the left, but Christiane Amanpour won’t show the incident because it’s not newsworthy.

Had it been the other way around, not only would it have been newsworthy, it would have been the top story for days.

UPDATE and CORRECTION: Apparently ABC did broadcast the threat, so it’s not accurate to say they aren’t showing the threat. But it’s also widely been remarked that ABC paid no attention to the threat (which certainly would not have been the case the other way around). I haven’t found a transcript and I don’t have the time or inclination to watch the program, so I’ll leave it at that.

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