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Republican Rep. Steve King embraced white supremacy, and the media had no idea how to cover it

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Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In an interview with The New York Times published Thursday morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” TV news coverage of his remark that day was incredibly muted and often shied away from explicitly calling the comment racist; one show’s tweet merely called it “controversial.”...

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