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Erick Erickson: The Media’s Double Standards

hypocrisy (1)I had some thoughts on this yesterday but there’s room for more.

No television network has ever cancelled the number one network television show in America over a star’s behavior until this happened. Roseanne Barr has a history of making awful comments. She said people who eat at Chick-Fil-A should get cancer. She believed 9/11 conspiracy theories. She ran for President as a far left candidate for office. By the end of last week, the very same people who had been defending the honor of the MS-13 gang were attacking the honor of all Trump voters everywhere as if they were just as bad as Roseanne.

Only a few days later on TBS, a woman named Samantha Bee, who some people seem to think is funny, called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***” for having the audacity of putting a picture of herself with her toddler on social media. Many of the people who rushed to demand ABC fire Roseanne Barr suddenly rushed in the opposite direction to defend Samantha Bee.

Certainly one involved race and the other only involved gender, but only a few years ago TBS sister company CNN went wall to wall with coverage of a congressional staffer no one had heard of who had criticized the Obama girls on her private Facebook page. CNN did not stop covering the story until the congressional staffer was fired. The media’s standards are increasingly, obviously, in favor of progressives behaving badly while censuring others.

It is worth noting that Roseanne Barr’s racist rambling was a tweet. Samantha Bee’s was a scripted monologue prepared by a team of writers and aired on television before a live audience. One was random and the other pre-meditated, but the pre-meditated one gets a pass.

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