AP smears Trump, hides Democrats’ legacy of racism

AP smears Trump, hides Democrats’ legacy of racism
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The latest episode comes from an Associated Press story by Jay Reeves in the form of his June 30th piece celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Ku Klux Klan. Why any news organization, let alone the AP which claims to “abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions,” would spend so much time profiling an organization whose membership barely reaches 8,000 on a good day, is quizzical until readers see how Reeves’s piece seeks to advance the Hillary Clinton narrative and tar the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, alleging, “other Klan leaders say Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the GOP is a sign things are going their way.”

Not surprisingly, the AP does not quote anybody saying any such thing, meaning nobody did. …

The AP’s bean-ball is feebly supported only by a Klansman who says his group has advocated a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Okay, fine. Trump wants to build a wall. But so did Hillary Clinton. As recently as November, she touted her record on the issue to voters in New Hampshire, saying she, “voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.” …

The history of the Ku Klux Klan and its inherent racism are inexorably linked to the Democratic Party. Apologists ferociously distance themselves from that fact, claiming the Democratic Party of today is nothing like the party of the second half of the 19th century. The truth, however, is that Democrats supported Klan-backed oppression and violence against blacks and Republicans for more than 100 years.

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