David Duke Endorsing Trump Got Six Times More Coverage than Terrorist’s Father Endorsing Hillary

by Mike Ciandella | Newsbusters.org  |  published on August 12, 2016

When a white supremacist endorsed Trump, the broadcast networks blamed Trump for it. But when the radical father of a terrorist endorsed Hillary and showed up in the front row of one of her rallies, these same networks quickly dismissed it as nothing worth worrying about.

During the first three days of coverage after David Duke, a white supremacist and former leader of the KKK, endorsed Donald Trump back in February, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 11 minutes and 35 seconds to bashing Trump for not immediately denouncing Duke, after he already had.

But when the father of the Orlando terrorist, who himself openly supports the Taliban, showed up in the front row of a Hillary Clinton rally and vocally endorsed her, those same shows on ABC and CBS quickly dismissed it as a coincidence, giving it only 1 minutes 54 seconds of coverage on August 9. NBC went a step further and failed to cover Seddique Mir Mateen attending Hillary’s rally at all until the following day, when they gave it a whopping 18 seconds of coverage. ABC and CBS didn’t mention this story at all on August 10.

To add to the scandal, part of the purpose of the Orlando rally for Hillary that Mateen attended was to remember the victims of the massacre that his son had caused.

The content of the coverage is every bit as biased as the time difference. When Duke endorsed Trump, the outcry from the media was immediate. In stark contrast, when Mateen showed up at Hillary’s rally, the networks immediately dismissed it as coincidence.

  • Bob

    It’s all about standards. When GW Bush is in a photo with Abramoff in the back, he was all but accused of being BFF’s with the convicted influence peddler. Obama gets a sweat heart deal from Tony Rezko to buy property right next to the convicted criminal, and that was “blown out of proportion”. Obama has fund raiser in the living room of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and he’s “just a guy in the neighborhood”. Hillary has the father of a mass murderer right behind her, but that’s okay. It goes even deeper: Hillary gets a $12,000 coat, and yet she is not treated like the Palin’s, is she?
    Yep, all about standards. They really need some that are not “double”.

  • I Seigel

    David Duke is the leader of an organization. Trump spoke at one of his rallies several years ago, remember? The father of the shooter is just one guy, doesn’t lead or represent anybody. And apparently Trump’s people slipped him the invitation.

    Let’s cut the crap here. Trump demanded for years that Obama produce his birth certificate. Why don’t you demand to see a psych evaluation for Trump? How about his tax returns? Does he REALLY have the net worth that he claims? How has all his outsourcing and lawsuits affected his tax payments? Does he pay less than Romney’s secretary?

    And now he says he was just being sarcastic when he said that Obama was the founder of ISIS! Will he be sarcastic when he threatens trade sanctions on China, or nuclear retaliation on Iran? What an unstable flip flopping loon!!!

  • Luke

    The bottom feeding liberal media are the liars in America and go against everything our Founding Fathers hoped for..
    More and more people are seeing the liars of the demonrat media as what they are, liars and up the demonrats butt..

  • Rodney Steward

    All the news media iis controlled by Soros, and everything in the world is going to be blown way out of proportion about Trump, and Soros needs Hellary in the house to finish his agenda! The NWO that he’s spent billions on all over the world in creating chaos and death, and America is the final piece of the puzzle!! And this is why the Dem. party has become the Communist party, along with the shadow Gov.= Lawlessness!!

  • Robert Mix

    It seems our libtard media can’t get off this fictional notion. David Duke said he never endorsed Trump. Once he found out who David Duke was, Trump said he would never accept an endorsement from him anyway. Yet the libtards out there keep insisting it happened.

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  • sermon

    Yes, and the David Duke endorsing Trump was a trumped up news story. The story of the Orlando shooter’s father endorsing Hit-lie-ary actually happened. Not only that, all of Hit-lie-ary’s campaign rally attendees are by invitation only, pre-approved and totally vetted. Trump’s campaign rally attendees just have to have a ticket which is used for crowd control, not to keep somebody out.

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