Fox Contributor Claims Media Bias In Vetting Of Republicans

“When [Media] Do Vet Democrats ... It's To Clear Them. When [Media] Vet The Republicans, It's To Nail Them”

From the November 9 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:

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TAMMY BRUCE: I think the media is doing what the media should do. The complaint conservatives have is that they only do it to half of the candidates. They don't do it to the Democrats, too. And it's a legitimate complaint. Some of the conservatives want -- and Dr. Carson's asking, saying that this is a witch hunt, this is something that shouldn't be happening. The answer is to do it to everyone. It's not to stop vetting the candidates. Dr. Carson's in a unique position in that he is really the only one who's never run for office, and so this is the first time this is happening to him. And maybe it is a surprise. Today, and only the voters can decide this, he said, indeed, that ghost writers put meat on stories. If that's acceptable to the voters and his supporters, then we'll find out. But this is the kind of thing that we need to find out about all the the candidates. It should have happened to Barack Obama, it didn't. But it doesn't mean that we shouldn't be doing our job, that reporters shouldn't be doing it. But the difference is when they do vet Democrats, Alan, it's to clear them.  When they vet the Republicans, it's to nail them.


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