In 'Woke' Era, Is Scandal Coverage Tied to Accused's Politics? | RealClearPolitics

In 'Woke' Era, Is Scandal Coverage Tied to Accused's Politics?

In 'Woke' Era, Is Scandal Coverage Tied to Accused's Politics?

As voters head to the polls in Virginia today, three men at the top of state government there remain in office despite what ordinarily would have been career-ending scandals earlier this year. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring both acknowledged wearing blackface in their youth, while Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault, which he denied. How have the media covered these allegations of blackface and sexual assault and what do they tell us about the shifting winds of “woke” and “#MeToo” culture?

 

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