Bozell: Media Employ Double Standard With Scutiny of Freshmen Senator POTUS Hopefuls Obama, Rubio

December 21st, 2015 6:16 PM

"Let's pretend that Marco Rubio were a Democrat." Members of that party would, "in a New York second," slam the Washington Post for the "bigotry and racism and profiling" in their story "because, after all, they just called an Hispanic lazy" in today's front-page hit piece, "Rubio's aloofness on stump unnerves GOP activists," the Media Research Center's (MRC) Brent Bozell argued in his appearance on the Dec. 21 edition of Fox News Channel'sYour World w/ Neil Cavuto.

A headline for an online edition of the story is freighted with even more loaded language: "Will Rubio work hard enough to become president? Some backers are worried."

[Did headline writers not get the memo from Melissa Harris-Perry, one wonders]

"If Marco Rubio's performance along these lines is worthy of a front-page story, how about his predecessor? How about Barack Obama and his voting record?" the MRC president asked. "We looked at it, in 2008, when Obama was running for president, he missed 64 percent of the votes in the Senate. Do you recall any stories about that?"