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Bias by omission: 10 major controversies the media avoided covering or downplayed in 2021

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However, there were plenty of controversies that liberal media outlets chose to brush under the rug, many of them implicating Democrats.  Here are 10 major headlines that were largely avoided by the media.  Sex alle...

James Franco to be deposed over alleged Amber Heard affair as accusers claim he ‘downplayed’ their experiences

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Attorneys for two women representing Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, who each filed sexual assault lawsuits against the "Pineapple Express" actor, 43, in 2009, were unimpressed with Franco’s explanation for his al...

Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks faces charges in area that has long downplayed violent crimes, expert says

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"The charges downplay the severity of the crime," Bill Osmulski, a researcher at the Wisconsin-based MacIver Institute, told Fox News. "A real popular one that I've come across is second-degree reckless endangering o...

Ex-NYT columnist, potential Oregon gubernatorial candidate Nicholas Kristof once downplayed Portland violence

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Nicholas Kristof announced on Thursday that he was parting from the Gray Lady after 37 years to explore a potential run for governor in his home state.  "You all know how much I love Oregon, and how much I’ve been se...

US Capitol rioter who downplayed the attack is sentenced to three months in jail

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A federal judge on Friday sentenced one of the US Capitol rioters to three months in jail, saying that the punishment should be a warning to other defendants that they deserve incarceration if they deflect responsib...

FLASHBACK: Reporters downplayed or dismissed claims of rising crime stats

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The Times suggested "various pandemic stresses, increased distrust between the police and the public," and "increased firearm carrying," as possible factors in the increased murder rate. Although there were signs of ...

Media previously downplayed sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo

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Since December, Cuomo has faced several harassment allegations against him by multiple women. Many media outlets also appeared initially reluctant to report on the growing controversy. Following Lindsey Boylan’s orig...

Democrats who downplayed suspected terrorists at border remain silent as agents keep catching more

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On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that Border Patrol agents had apprehended a Yemeni man at the southern border whose name was on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List. This is the second Border Patrol...

Republican lawmakers who downplayed coronavirus concerns face backlash over early vaccinations

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A slate of GOP lawmakers who downplayed different concerns about the coronavirus pandemic or ignored public health advice are now facing a wave of backlash for being among the first to receive a vaccine. With only ...

Nurse who has seen ‘hundreds of people suffocating to death’ moved to tears after Trump downplayed coronavirus

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One nurse has a message for President Donald Trump: The coronavirus pandemic is still something people should care about. Cristina Hops, who works on the frontlines helping patients fighting coronavirus, said she wa...

White House tries to dismiss Trump’s admission that he knew Covid-19 was deadly and downplayed it

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The White House insists Donald Trump has "never lied to the American public" about coronavirus after the President gave veteran journalist Bob Woodward a series of interviews where he said the pandemic was deadly wh...