Florida newspaper issues mea culpa for biased Trump coverage

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A Florida newspaper issued a stunning open letter saying it “hasn’t done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump wave in the pages of this paper.”

In an Oct. 23 mea culpa, The Daily Commercial said of coverage of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump:

Has the media been biased against Trump? Yes, we believe so, especially lately. Trump’s every utterance, no matter how innocuous, is now parsed, analyzed and criticized by a litany of political pundits. The wire services that the Daily Commercial subscribes to churn out stories almost daily that fact check Trump, which is warranted given his penchant for exaggeration and duplicity. Yet those same services turn out so few stories that fact check Clinton, who also has a strained relationship with the truth.

And while hundreds of stories have attempted to shed light on Trump’s feelings about women, minorities, his business dealings, his taxes and more, so little has been written about some of Clinton’s questionable decisions as secretary of state, her emails and the fact that she and Bill have somehow amassed incredible wealth during their political careers. That certainly deserves scrutiny.

A recent Quinnipiac University Poll of likely voters found that more than half say the news media is biased against Trump. A total of 55 percent of people say the media is biased compared to 42 percent who say it is not.

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