Is the mainstream media even TRYING to hide their bias anymore?
Monday, CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour took to the air with a warning to viewers and other journalists: If someone expresses concern that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has failing health, they are a sexist.
And she’s not alone. At least two other political analysts at the network have already repeated that message.
“Can’t a girl have a sick day or two?” Amanpour said, before asking: “What about Donald Trump’s tax returns, where are they?”
“When it comes to overqualified women having to try a hundred times harder than underqualified men to get a break or even a level playing field, well, we know that story,” she said.
Of course, this isn’t the first time CNN has attacked people concerned with Clinton’s health as sexist.
Immediately after Clinton’s troubling collapse on September 11th, CNN’s Brian Stelter also implied that anyone wondering if Hillary is unhealthy after her public blackout was being sexist.
In August, CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers told “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota that there’s nothing to indicate the Democratic presidential nominee is in poor health, and that asking questions is sexist.
“Honestly, I think there’s an element of sexism to this,” Powers said after pictures emerged of Clinton being helped up the stairs.
“The way that they’ve talked about her, you know, the way you watch [The Drudge Report] posting things about granny and grandma. Well, Donald Trump’s a grandpa, so what’s the idea here? That someone, because she’s a woman and she’s a grandma, that she’s frail?”
None of these three CNN anchors mentioned, however, how heavily scrutinized every male Republican candidate’s health and age has been in the past, including 2008 Republican nominee John McCain and 1996 nominee Bob Dole. Questions were also raised about President Ronald Reagan when he stood for re-election in 1984.
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