If you haven’t noticed the insane discrepancy between the way the lamestream media covers GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “controversies” compared with the Democrat nominee’s veritable scandals, you’re not paying attention. Just this past week alone, all the attention has been on Trump’s suggestion that President Obama and Hillary Clinton “founded” ISIS (a suggestion borne out by data, as it turns out — and meanwhile, no mention of Hillary calling Trump a top ISIS recruiter back in December) and his “endorsement” of shooting Hillary Clinton (meanwhile, not a peep about Hillary herself touting the benefits of Trump’s own death). Meanwhile, precious little coverage of the mountain of new controversy cascading around Hillary Clinton, including new emails exposing pay-to-play corruption; the father of Orlando terrorist (and open gay-hater and Taliban supporter) Seddique Mateen holding a prominent place at a Clinton rally; or the execution of U.S. spy, whose name was exposed in leaked Hillary emails, at the hands of Iran.
Fox News contributor — and daughter of former GOP presidential nominee John McCain — Meghan McCain added her voice to the growing chorus of dismay and outrage on this very topic. Though McCain, like her father is not a Trump fan, she nonetheless lamented the media’s double standard — and offered one powerful sentence to delineate the stark difference between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
Via The Blaze:
Fox News contributor and host Meghan McCain lamented the “double-standard” in the mainstream media’s coverage of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, calling it “egregious.”
“When Donald Trump says things, it offends people sometimes and it can be controversial, but when Hillary makes mistakes, people die,” McCain said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2016
Nails it.She offered Iran’s execution of nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri as an example. Amiri was allegedly a U.S. spy who was apparently alluded to in some of Clinton’s leaked emails.
“Why aren’t we talking about this, talking about the fact that she put our national security at risk?” McCain asked. “It’s so egregious. This is real-life information about our CIA informants being murdered, and it’s getting no coverage, except on this channel.”
Of course, Amiri is not the first person to die as a result of Hillary Clinton’s actions (or inaction, as may be the case).
McCain’s words are reminiscent of the meme we shared the other day that, in one image, conveys the stark contrast between Trump’s “controversies” and Clinton’s true scandals.
When you see it this clearly, is there really any choice?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]