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Light Coverage of Ellison Accuser Shows Media Double Standard

September 25, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been under a microscope of media coverage since being hit with sexual misconduct allegations, and yet the same media largely ignores physical and verbal harassment claims against Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison.

NewsBusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck told Fox News that the “double standard is striking” when comparing coverage of damaging allegations against Kavanaugh and Ellison.

“The networks have shown an incredible disregard for Ellison’s accuser and her supporting evidence, which is far more than what’s been alleged so far in either case against Judge Kavanaugh,” Houck said. “Ellison knows that his voters will overwhelmingly support him, so the desire to fight or even respond to these claims is minimal.”

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