Nets: Conservatives ‘Quick to Pounce’ on Liberal Leader’s Racism Scandal

Scott Whitlock | September 19, 2019
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[See NewsBusters for more.] Another prominent liberal leader has been engulfed in a racism and blackface scandal, this time Canada’s very progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Although all the networks covered it, they made sure to frame the story as conservatives “pouncing” on the politician. CBS This Morning actually managed to ignore an ideological label for Trudeau. On NBC’s Today, Craig Melvin introduced the story this way: “The re-election campaign of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is suddenly in turmoil after a photo of him surfaced wearing brownface. While he has apologized overnight, his rivals have been quick to pounce.” 

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