For some reason, outrage in this country is only directed at one side of the political aisle. And it’s just plain sad.
Fox News recently reported that more advertisers are leaving the network amid controversial comments made by Saturday anchor Jeanine Pirro and primetime host Tucker Carlson.
But where was that same outrage over controversies involving liberals, like the Jussie Smollett-staged hate crime and the fake news story about Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann?
No Penalty for Fake News
Today, there seems to be more of a penalty for expressing one’s opinions than there is for telling straight-up lies.
Indeed, if all things were equal, the Jussie Smollett story would have ruined Empire.
If all things were equal, advertisers would have pulled out, and Empire fans would have boycotted after one of the stars of the show tried to dupe them.
Instead, there were more media outlets making excuses for Smollett than holding him accountable.
Moreover, the Covington Catholic story should have ruined CNN on several fronts.
By only publishing very specific aspects of the confrontation, CNN made it seem as though Sandmann was a racist and extremist.
This was done for one reason and one reason only: Sandmann had a MAGA hat on.
The Double Standard
While Fox News struggles with advertisers, we have not seen a single story about financial support being pulled from CNN or any of the other networks or agencies that falsely reported the Covington Catholic story.
Furthermore, we have not seen other outlets even addressing the issue that a major network purposely dictated the narrative of a story rather than tell the full story and the actual facts.
There was also far less public outrage over being deceived by Smollett than there was over Pirro and Carlson’s comments.
The bottom line here is that the far left is now dictating what is and what is not acceptable in this country.
If it upsets them, it’s news and there are penalties to pay. If it benefits them, no matter how unscrupulous or untruthful it is, nothing is said or done about it. It’s just sad.