3 GOP Reps avoided the wall-to-wall media coverage Rep. Omar faced

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These 3 GOP congressmen avoided the wall-to-wall media coverage Rep. Omar faced

214 news segments.

Ryan Koronowski Mar 13, 2019, 4:36 pm


For the past few weeks, comments and tweets made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that were criticized for evoking anti-Semitic tropes have dominated the news cycle. Of course, Omar is far from the only member of the House to have faced such controversy. The outsize attention she has earned, however, is unique.

Since late 2018, Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Steve King (R-IA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) have all tweeted or made comments that were also controversial. On occasions, they even evoked the same tropes. And yet, television news barely paid attention.

ThinkProgress examined transcripts of network and cable news shows starting on the day each lawmaker made a controversial comment and counted how many segments those news programs devoted to each of them in the weeks following.

Since Omar’s first controversial tweet went viral on February 10, there were 214 media segments about her — 74 segments in response to a tweet in which she seemed to link support for Israel to money, and 140 in response to her suggestion that Americans who support Israel had dual loyalty. In comparison, only a single segment was devoted to Jordan’s tweet that aimed an anti-Semitic attack at Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer. Similarly, McCarthy’s tweet that billionaire and right-wing target George Soros was trying to “buy this election” was mentioned in eight instances, and King’s promotion of an anti-Semitic white nationalist on March 5 didn’t merit any attention at all.

To continue: https://thinkprogress.org/wall-to-wall-coverage-of-rep-omar-remarks-show-medias-double-standard-d7499a882b45/

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Ziemia(6a)

only a single segment was devoted to Jordan’s tweet that aimed an anti-Semitic attack at Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer.

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MissMyGardens

Jim Jordan's tweet using a dollar sign instead of an "s" in Steyer's name which was same intent as "it's the Benjamins baby" tweet they were all hysterical over. Guess you have to be a "certain" kind of Jewish person to earn allegiance of these freaks.

$teyer = Benjamins baby To all the hypocrites and ships at sea....

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