Does the establishment media have a double standard for who should be denounced or repudiated or rejected? Glenn Greenwald says yes.
Watching the media’s treatment of Farrakhan and Hagee, is it possible to imagine a more transparent, and grotesque, double standard? In the framework of the Russert-led establishment press, white evangelical Christians are, by definition, entitled to great respect no matter how radical, extreme and hateful their professed views are. These are, after all, religious Christians — People of Faith — and, as such, it is wrong, even bigoted, to suggest that they should be repudiated. There is nothing ever radical, hateful or dangerous about the views of white evangelical Christians like Hagee.
It’s a damning indictment of establishment media, i.e. NBC’s Tim Russert, and how Republican candidates are allowed to embrace the most extreme Christianists without being held to account for that supporters beliefs.