Why have media ignored Young Kim, who could be first Korean-American woman elected to Congress?

Why have media ignored Young Kim, who could be first Korean-American woman elected to Congress?
Young Kim (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Oh … nearly forgot. She’s Republican, so none of the other stuff counts.]

The Republican candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District, Young Kim embodies everything liberals claim to love: She’s an immigrant (from Korea), a woman of color at that, educated and experienced both in politics and the private sector. And most importantly, she’s a Republican who resists Trump on rhetoric, immigration, and trade. But odds are you’ve never heard of her. That’s no mistake.


Despite the media’s laser focus on Orange County, famously a conservative dot on California’s deep blue coast, the media have largely ignored Kim. The likes of POLITICO Magazine and the Washington Post have found the page space to laud Rashida Tlaib, the other presumptive first Muslim woman in Congress who, like Omar, has flirted with embracing a one-state solution eradicating the state of Israel. …

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The lack of national coverage received by Kim is certainly demonstrative of a quiet, presumably unintentional media bias that is disconcerting nonetheless. There’s nothing offensive or unremarkable about Kim … [e]xcept for the fact that she’s a self-made woman of color with the wrong letter next to her name.

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