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Media blamed Trump for Duke endorsement, silent on terrorist’s dad backing Clinton

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When a white supremacist endorsed Donald Trump for president, the broadcast networks blamed the candidate, but when the radical father of a terrorist endorsed Hillary Clinton, TV journalists dismissed it, according to a media watchdog.

During the first three days of coverage after David Duke, a white supremacist and former leader of the KKK, endorsed Donald Trump back in February, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 11 minutes and 35 seconds to bashing Trump for not denouncing Duke, even though he had, notedMedia Research Center.

Earlier this week, when the gay-bashing, Taliban-sympathizing father of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen showed up in the front row of a Hillary Clinton rally and vocally endorsed her, those same shows on ABC and CBS quickly dismissed it as a coincidence, giving it only 1 minutes 54 seconds of coverage on Aug. 9.  NBC went a step further and failed to cover Seddique Mateen attending Hillary’s rally at all until the following day, when they gave it 18 seconds of coverage.

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