In light of all the attention the media gave to a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan's endorsement of Donald Trump, one might think that the media would respond with equally fervid coverage of Hillary Clinton's endorsement from another evil, repellent organization. Of course, for one to think that, one must not have a clue about the mainstream media's leftist bias.
As Newsbusters notes, the media were beside themselves with excitement over former KKK leader David Duke's declaration of support for Republican candidate Trump. The New York Daily News, The Daily News, USA Today, and of course TV outlets breathlessly linked Trump to the racist despite the latter's numerous subsequent rejections of Duke.
But now that John Bachtell, the national chair of the Communist Party USA, has put his support behind Hillary, where are the news media? Instead of raising an alarm, the news is met with the sound of crickets and tumbleweeds.
The gist of Bachtell’s endorsement is that there may be some Communists and others on the left who might be tempted to vote for Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein in order to “send a message” to Hillary and the Democrats that they are not far left enough. But Bachtell believes Hillary is the only way to save the country from the “clear and present danger" of a President Trump.
Newsbusters quoted a section of Bachtell's statement:
This election will be a national referendum on racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamophobia. The aim should be a landslide defeat of Trump and a decisive rejection of hate.
The election of Clinton as the first woman president would make history. A landslide would not end sexism, but it would represent a mighty blow just as the election of President Obama was a blow against racism. It would advance democracy.
A landslide makes it more likely that GOP Congressional and state legislative majorities can be ousted and an end put to the politics of obstruction. Most people tend to vote straight ticket.
A landslide will give added weight to the progressive platform adopted at the Democratic Convention and give encouragement to appoint progressive Supreme Court justices. It would be added pressure against backsliding on opposition to TPP and other trade deals. It will put public opinion and the movements in a better position to pressure against Clinton's tendency toward military adventurism and policies of regime change.
With a Democratic president and Congress the post-election political terrain will shift and give immediate momentum to the new Clinton administration.
As Newsbusters says, Communism "is a monstrous political ideology, totalitarianism on steroids that makes the Ku Klux Klan and its horrendous history of racial violence look like a piker." But of course, today's so-called Progressives are merely rebranded Communists, so the Progressive mainstream media sees nothing newsworthy in their nominee being endorsed by a Communist leader.