FNC’s Kurtz Cautions Media Against Calling Trump Tweets ‘Racist’ — ‘Goes to Motive,’ People ‘Smart Enough’ to Make Up Own Minds

Breitbart | 7/17/2019 | Jeff Poor
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Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” network media critic and “MediaBuzz” host Howard Kurtz questioned the media’s use of “racist” as a declaration to describe President Donald Trump’s recent tweets.

Kurtz argued journos should add a caveat instead of the outright descriptive term “racist.”

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“There has been thunderous media condemnation of President Trump’s attacks on these four freshmen, as he knew there would be, as he actually wanted in my opinion because it gets the Democrats to defend the four freshmen,” Kurtz said. “And then he can argue they are siding with women who he calls socialists who hate America. As far as the straight-news people … many, many outlets have just skipped the ‘critics say’ part, and they say ‘racist attacks,’ ‘racist tweets.'”

“I think a better approach is for journalists — and I’m not defending the tweets by the way – is to lay it out but not...
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