Monday, ABC and CBS completely ignored the announced appointment of Rep. Tim Scott to the U. S. Senate. There was not a mention of it on their main evening “news” broadcasts.
This is slightly strange. For historic reasons alone, the appointment is newsworthy, a “You were there” moment if you will:
We … have a Senate seat that is famed for having once been occupied by Strom Thurmond, a one-time Dixiecrat, segregationist turned repentant Republican. And we have the first black Senator from a southern state since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881. This is almost "diversity" overload.
Perhaps one mitigating factor for the old networks is that all of this "diversity" was wrought by Republicans?
Ah, and that’s the rub. In the liberal/left mindset, Republicans don’t do “diversity” even though, as I pointed out yesterday, this a great appointment for genuine diversity.
But remember Republicans don’t do diversity. So this goes the way of the accomplishments of “non-persons” in the old Soviet Union. As far as Pravda was concerned, they and their accomplishments did not exist. And news that did not serve Marxism was not “news” at all.
But surely the “mainstream” news media here would never get that corrupt.
MORE: Not all of the mainstream “news” media are ignoring the Scott appointment. The New York Times presents the usual garbage unfit to print.
I honestly do not know which is worse.