How Trump’s Racist Tweets Are Being Covered; ‘Go Back;’ GOP Silence
Most media outlets are reporting reactions and not facts when it comes to the president’s tweets, which were undeniably racist.
Dear AP: First para has missing words and jumbled syntax. Secondly telling any second generation American that they should go back to the country they came from isn’t “called” racist - it IS racist. : 10 Things to Know for Today https://t.co/qw1O8jtdqu
President Trump launched a bigoted attack against four minority congresswomen on Sunday morning. His tweets were straight up racist. Did the news media accurately describe it that way? By and large, no, most major news outlets did not do that. Reporters and anchors took the story seriously but largely leaned on “critics,” primarily Democrats, and cited their accusations of racism. The significance of Trump’s words risked being lost in a partisan fog. He said/she said is a tried and true journalistic technique, of course, but it is insufficient at a time like this. If telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” isn’t racist, what is?