Yep. Can you imagine the media outrage had a prominent Republican Senator made these exact same remarks? It would have been the biggest story of the month, perhaps even the year. But, Reid is a liberal Democrat so the MSM will give him a complete pass, as they always do.
#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2014-08-25 09:47 AM | FLAG:
The difference being that the GOP endorses racist policies and routinely drums up fear/hatred of minorities to energize its mostly white base. When a democrat says something racist, it is the revelation of an admittedly troubling personal flaw. When a republican says something racist, it is a rare coming out into the open of ideological and institutional attributes of the GOP as a whole.
In a word, it is not a double standard when the media treats these things differently. It is simply a standard.