Fox’s Kurtz Alleges Media Double Standard in Sanders Coverage
MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz alleged a media double standard in the coverage of Democratic upstart Bernie Sanders, whom he said is getting a free pass from the political press corps on old scandals and controversial statements.
“He’s not getting the scrutiny that comes along with being a top-tier candidate,” Kurtz claimed. “Even on his positions of breaking up the banks or single-payer healthcare — we should have a debate about that. Very few go into that.”
“Also, New York Times reporting his writing four decades ago, including this whopper, cervical cancer can be caused by lack of orgasms. Then Politico reporting this week that Sanders decades ago fathered an out of wedlock child. Can you imagine if that had been reported about any other candidate?”
“Well, it’s not being reported,” former Bush spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp said, despite the fact that Kurtz had just listed it as being reported by the New York Times and Politico.
“Look at the backlash against Trump,” Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio said. “You’re not seeing that backlash.”
Michael Tomasky, the panel’s liberal guest, said that scrutiny would increase as Sanders’ poll numbers did.
Watch below, via Fox News:
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