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Radio: The Media’s Reaction To Riots, Violence, Trump, And Peter Thiel

Today on Federalist Radio, Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi discuss this week’s news in media, politics, and culture.


T. Becket Adams, media reporter at the Washington Examiner, joined Federalist Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi in studio to discuss the media’s reaction to the violence and riots at a Trump rally in California this week.

“Leftists don’t view this as part of their movement, or part of the Left. It’s just some separate thing that happens and maybe Trump deserves it because violence begets violence,” Harsanyi said. “I think the coverage does reflect that in a way. If this was a Hillary outing and Trump supporters did this, we would be in the middle of a giant conversation.”

They discussed Paul Ryan’s Trump endorsement and Hillary Clinton’s attacks against Trump in her speech on foreign policy on Thursday. “A lot of her main criticisms against Trump, not just that they were coherent and fluent, but they were familiar because all of them were the exact same argument put out by Rubio and Ted Cruz and republicans,” Adams said. “So that explains why the RNC didn’t have a rapid response for a really long time.”

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