Media bias glaring in treatment of two grieving families

The double standard and liberal bias of the mainstream media is  glaring.

Just look at the recent coverage of two grieving parents.

Patricia Smith and Khizr Khan both lost military sons and both deserve to be heard and respected. But Khan and his feud with Donald Trump has drawn considerably more media attention than Smith’s attacks on Hillary Clinton, according to Fox News.

Khan, whose son served in the U.S. Army and was killed in Iraq, took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention to slam Trump as an anti-Muslim bigot. The Republican presidential nominee’s reaction to the criticism sparked heavy backlash and continued to fuel the story.

While Trump made multiple efforts at damage control, Khan and his wife were given a media platform to continue their narrative, an opportunity not given to Smith in her allegations against Clinton.

Smith’s son Sean died in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was secretary of state.

Khan’s DNC speech was featured on the New York Times front page, and he made appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” the “Today” show, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and “New Day.” When Trump had questioned why Khan’s wife had been silent during the speech, she fired back in Washington Post op-ed.

Trump later called Khan’s son a “hero” in a statement, but said the father had “no right” to attack him.  The media, meanwhile, fanned the flames with a clear agenda as Trump was interviewed time and again about the Khan incident, taking attention away from other campaign issues he could have been addressing.

The media’s attention was absorbed with the Khans, overshadowing issues with Clinton that did not get the same scrutiny.

Smith’s speech at the Republican National Convention did not earn much media coverage, and she was attacked for her Benghazi criticisms.

Clinton continued to maintain that she had not misled Smith and other Benghazi victims’ families, and essentially portrayed them as liars for disagreeing with her.

“I don’t hold any ill feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said,” Clinton told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

The mainstream media seems all too eager to advance the Khans’ narrative against Trump while  attacks against Clinton by Smith and others are downplayed, ignored or seen as unfair.

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