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This is Yellow Journalism

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Weeks ago, I took Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to task for behaving like rude, dishonest children — she, fibbing about Trump being used in an ISIS recruitment video; he, using a vulgar term to describe her 2008 defeat by President Obama.

The mainstream media is joining the bad behavior, copacetic with “Clinton avoiding the same kind of treatment as Trump,” Callum Borchers informs in his piece headlined: “Does the media have a double standard on Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s embellishments?”

Short answer: Yes.

When Mrs. Clinton made her false accusation, ISIS was actually using her husband, former Pres. Bill Clinton, in a recruitment video. Even with this man-bites-dog angle — astoundingly underreported — Borcher predicts that Hillary will “emerge from this media brush fire unsinged” in no small part because there are “enough . . . supportive media outlets.”

Now the Post reports that a new 51-minute “propaganda video released by the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab includes a clip of Trump calling on the United States to bar Muslims from entering the country . . .”

The story’s lede smears Mr. Trump with guilt by association:

Last month, The Washington Post reported that white nationalists have begun using Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a recruitment tool. Now, the polarizing Republican presidential front-runner has become the recruitment fodder for another group of marginalized extremists.

The Post’s previous article found white supremacists trying to somehow glom on to, but clearly being rebuffed by, Trump. Repeatedly associating the two is gutter journalism. Should we hold our breaths for stories about members of the Revolutionary Communist Party favoring Clinton or Bernie Sanders?

Spare us.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

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  1. Not So Free says:

    The is a reason the Post is sometimes called the Washington Compost..

    • Lynn Atherton Bloxham says:

      I rarely disagree but all the clips I have heard of Trump answering remarks about the support from White Nationalists and other similar groups show Trump laughing it off.

      In my life time, Trump is right up there with FDR and LBJ as the most dangerous candidates. Perhaps he is even more so as he has greater propaganda outlets and moire available dollars than they did. I fear his acolytes are blind and deaf to what he is actually saying. Another bit of irony is that most of his supporters consider themselves to be conservatives. But Trump and his supportersare promoting the philosophy of the immigration restrictionists, By carrying the water for the eugenicists and the closed border polices to limit competition as the planned economy people desire they are culpable, Trump’s poorly thought through policies will lead to a more overarching State than the typical conservative can imagine.

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