Trump's Rejection of Racist Endorsers Omitted on Univision, Telemundo

Media bias strikes again.


Whether or not one supports GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, we can safely say that members of the media have and will continue to display bias in their coverage of the GOP primaries as a whole, and the party's frontrunner specifically. 

Case in point --  both Univision and Telemundo's Monday evening newscasts played up Trump's Sunday morning interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on the topic of disavowing former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. The issue is not that the networks featured that interview segment prominently, but that both networks omitted the fact that Trump had disavowed Duke during a press conference on the Friday before and repeated his rejection on Sunday afternoon on Twitter and again on Monday's Today Show on NBC. 

Newsbusters provides the context in which Univision's Galo Arellano reports on the incident: 

ARELLANO: These incidents worry the Republican Party even more when over the weekend Donald Trump refused to reject the support David Duke has given him, the leader of the Ku Klux Klan, a community of white supremacy.

It should also be noted that in Univision's case in particular, the network is likely holding a grudge. The Spanish-language network is being sued by Trump for allegedly breaking its contract to broadcast his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants over the GOP contender's comments about Mexicans. 

Newsbusters note that while less blatant, Telemundo also omitted the fact that Trump had disavowed Duke:

LORI MONTENEGRO, REPORTER, TELEMUNDO: Trump is being criticized for, among other things, not distancing himself from the support given by David Duke, once associated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Of course this is precisely the kind of message -- that the GOP will be led by a racist -- the Left wants disseminated across the nation.  

This is not about defending Trump, nor is it about questioning anyone's right to criticize the content of his interview with Jake Tapper. The point is about how the media twists narratives to vilify anyone not aligned with the Left. It should also be noted that most mainstream media outlets and talk programs, not just the two primary Spanish-language networks, employed this same tactic of omission concerning Trump's interview with Tapper. 

Whether driven by personal grudge or general political agenda, members of the media continue to shirk their responsibility to present stories in their proper context. While not a shock, it deserves to be exposed whenever possible.