Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas recently defended President Trump during a speech on the House floor. He made the point that if Trump was a Democrat, the media would be defending him from criticism. He’s exactly right. The Washington Examiner reports: Top Republican: Media would defend Trump if he ‘were a Democrat’ -- A top House Republican savaged the mainstream media during a short speech on the House floor, claiming they’d love President Trump if he “were a Democrat.” Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the House Media Fairness Caucus, said in a one-minute speech, “If Donald Trump Jr. were a Democrat, the media would be defending him for doing what every campaign does—conducting opposition research.”
If Donald Trump Jr. were a Democrat… The media would be defending him for doing what every campaign does—conducting opposition research. The media would be praising him for ending a meeting when it became obvious there was no evidence to back up an informant’s allegations. The media would be pointing out that many countries’ leaders openly supported Barack Obama for president, including those from the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Nicaragua. Maybe the real “crime” is the media’s double – standard? -- This speech was 100 percent correct. Our media is a partisan sham.