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December 12, 2015 8:39 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com

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The Donald Trump phenomenon has exposed many an uncomfortable truth about America in 2015, including the degree to which his message of white resentment and nativist exclusion sells like hotcakes to Republican voters, and beyond. The coverage of his Friday night rally in Des Moines, Iowa has further exposed the uncomfortable truth that our mainstream media has a blind spot on race that blots out the sun. The rally was Trump’s first opportunity to address rival Ted Cruz’s backroom sniping at Trump, even as he desperately makes nice in public.

Watching news coverage of the event Saturday morning, you would think that the worst thing Trump did was mock Cruz’s truckling puppy-dog orbit of Trump’s every utterance, and his opposition to ethanol subsidies. Here’s the bit that’s getting all the play:

“Everything I say, he agrees with me. No matter what I say. I was gonna do one really wild, but he agrees. But really, with the ethanol, he’s got to come a long way, because he’s right now for the oil.”

The part that for some inexplicable reason is getting less attention is Trump’s full-on racist attack on Cruz’s Cuban-American roots. Boasting about Rev. Franklin Graham‘s endorsement of his no-Muslims policy (during which he made some random guy stand up for some reason), Trump made a blatant attack on Cruz’s heritage…READ MORE

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.