Headline RoundupDecember 8th, 2019

Nikki Haley's Comments On Confederate Flag Spotlight Media Bias

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In an interview with The Blaze's Glenn Beck on Friday, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley discussed the 2015 massacre by Dylan Roof of nine members of an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Then a governor of the state, Haley said the flag had represented "service, sacrifice, and heritage" for residents there until Roof, an avowed white supremacist, "hijacked" its meaning. Ensuing coverage of the interview served as a case study in media bias, as some outlets seemed to take Haley's comments out of context, implying that she herself believed the flag represented service and sacrifice. Others failed to add that as governor at the time of the shooting, Haley had called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds -- a decision she said on Sunday she still stands by.

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