Mainstream Media Black Balls 2024 Republicans

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( – The 2024 GOP primary race is not only a competitive one but it is also turning out to be one of the most racially diverse races in modern time. Yet, the media landscape is not paying as much attention to it, as they had previously paid to the 2020 Democratic primary.

The 2020 Democratic race included a record 29 candidates who were aiming to win their party‚Äôs nomination. Of the 29, seven belonged to racial minorities, while one was openly gay. At the time the media had placed a lot of attention on how historically important the race was because of the diversity in the race. In fact, CNN stated in January 2019 had said that this race was “the most diverse in modern political history.” At the time only 8 out of the 29 candidates had declared their bid.

CNN was not the only organization to have commented on the diversity in the field, with the New York Times, NPR, Vox, and a USA Today columnist all writing stories about the diverse 2020 Democratic field. However, the excitement did not last long, as in the racially diverse democratic race all of the top contenders were White. In the end, a White nominee was also selected.

In the 2024 election cycle, media organizations are not paying as much attention to the diversity in the GOP primary race, despite the fact that four out of the eight declared candidates belong to a racial minority. Both former S.C. Governor Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, are first-generation Indian-Americans, and both conservative radio host Larry Elder and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, are Black.

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