American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp on Friday hammered the establishment media’s double standard when it comes to covering “Republican problems” versus the ongoing abuse allegations against Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison.
“Look, if the story she’s telling holds up, I think it’s incredibly troubling and I think Mr. Ellison should go away,” Schlapp said during an appearance on “Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream.” “I think the good news here is that there’s going to be an election. I think the voters in the end, for all politicians, it’s the voters who get to decide whether or not someone’s a creep and someone who’s committed these terrible acts or whether or not they think they’re overblown. So I like the fact that it’s in the hands of the voters.”
Then Schlapp pointed out the discrepancy that “frustrates a lot of folks” when the press complains about “somehow being muzzled,” yet “refuses to cover” the Ellison story. (RELATED:
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“I’ll tell you one thing I don’t like is that the mainstream media refuses to cover this in the same way they cover Republican problems,” Schlapp told Bream. “The thing that frustrates a lot of folks is this which is you have journalists who are running around on other networks saying their First Amendment right to report is somehow being muzzled, but no one is muzzling them on this case.”
“The voters have to make up their minds as to whether or not these charges are right and true or whether they’re not,” he continued. “And the only way they’re going to be able to do that is if the press follows Shannon’s lead and actually covers the story. This is what we need the press to do. The press doesn’t need to be the final judge and arbiters to whether or not Keith Ellison is guilty. But they need to explain the story so that people can make their own judgment. It’s really the press that continues to fail to do their job.”