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More Media Double Standard - by Ted Flint

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

Now that Joe Biden is calling a halt to non U.S. citizens and “residents” travelling from South Africa due to fears of the new Covid strain, Omicron, our lapdog media is jumping all over itself to show its approval for the President’s actions. “President Biden wasted no time barring air travel from eight African countries as the U.S. assesses the new Coronavirus strain that was identified in South Africa…”was the lead-in Friday morning from CBS News anchor Jeff Glor.

How quickly our overlords in the Fourth Estate have changed their tune now that the current occupant of the Oval Office has a ‘D’ in front of his name. When Donald Trump tried to stanch the tide of illegals entering America from several predominantly Muslim countries, he was denounced as a racist and a xenophobe. Fox News’ Peter Doocy recently pointed out to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki that candidate Biden once called Covid travel restrictions on foreign countries “hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering. “In response she mumbled something about “context.”

Why has the media so quickly acquiesced to Biden’s shift in policy?

They would say it’s a question of public health and safety, as so little is known about the latest Covid mutation. But what do you call a huge influx of migrants, many of them young men and most from nations hostile to the U.S., if not a threat to public safety? Any one of them could have smuggled in a suitcase nuke or anthrax or any other lethal toxin. The reason the legacy media has so quickly lined up behind Biden is because they’re on board with his agenda as it pertains to the pandemic: the vaccine mandates, the masking, all of it. No so with former President Trump’s effort to secure the southern border.

Then there’s the recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old Wisconsin resident cleared of all charges in the deaths of two men and the wounding of a third during a riot incited by BLM and Antifa in Kenosha, August 25, 2020. Many of the usual suspects on MSNBC and CNN have asked why young Rittenhouse, then 17, was allowed to carry an AR-15 on the streets amid all the chaos. But Wisconsin State law allows underage people to carry firearms. But nary a peep from the same leftist talking heads on this past weekend’s protests in which communist revolutionaries openly brandished the same kind of rifle with which Rittenhouse defended his life and the lives of others. Again, most of the mainstream media is hostile to the idea of the Second Amendment applying to the individual and not the collective.

This is just a sampling of the many examples of the media’s double standard when it comes to covering elected leaders of different parties. But as Frank Underwood, fictional President in the HBO series House of Cards once said “The road to power is paved with hypocrisy.”

by Ted Flint- Host of The PAC-Man Show -11-30-21

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