We previously reported on how a 41-year-old Democrat ran over a teenager with his car “claiming the teen was part of a Republican extremist group.” While 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson was a Republican, it now comes out that law enforcement can find no evidence that he was part of a “Republican extremist group.” But given how Biden describes almost all Republicans as “anti-democratic” and “semi-fascist,” simply being a Republican who supports voter IDs or gun ownership might be enough to get Ellingson labeled as an extremist.
But the media is refusing to cover the murder.
None of the five major news networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC – have offered any on-air coverage to the attack on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Grabien transcripts.
“Mainstream media network bias shows up not only in what they cover and how they cover it, but what they ignore,” Cornell law professor and media critic William Jacobson told Fox News Digital. “The test in most of these cases is to contrast how it would have been covered if the roles were reversed. Here, if a ‘right wing’ driver had deliberately run down a ‘liberal’ student, there would be round-the-clock coverage, and we would be having a national conversation about domestic terrorism. But because it was a perceived conservative teen who was killed, the story is mostly ignored.”
Neither The New York Times nor The Washington Post had their reporters cover the incident either, according to search results, although the Washington Post re-printed an Associated Press story on the subject.
The AP report about the attack on Ellingston omitted the key detail about Brandt accusing the teen of being a “Republican extremist.” CBS News shared the AP report on its website. . . .Joseph A. Wulfsohn, “Liberal networks avoid North Dakota teen killed by man who dubbed victim a ‘Republican extremist’,” Fox News, September 23, 2022.