Fiorina: ‘Clear Double Standard’ In Coverage Of Man Who Said He Wanted To Strangle Me

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina criticized the double standard in the coverage of a man who said he wanted to strangle her whenever he sees her on TV at one of Hillary Clinton’s rallies on Wednesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.

Fiorina said, “Well, first, I can understand why someone who is laid off might feel badly about it. It was a very tough time. I think he has his facts wrong about the two corporate jets, but I understand that he might be frustrated by that. It was a very tough time, and we had to make some tough calls to save 80,000 jobs. I think — you know, I don’t take umbrage with him. I don’t even take umbrage with Mrs. Clinton. I do take umbrage with the clear double standard that exists in the media. I mean, if this had happened with a conservative candidate, the liberal media would be all over us to correct him, to apologize, and all the rest of it.”

Fiorina was also asked about an incident where a man at one of her rallies said President Obama is a Muslim. She stated, “I have corrected people many times before. I’ve said, actually, the president tells us he’s a Christian, and I take him at his word. This was the one time, because I didn’t have a lot of time, and, of course, the media’s all over it. so, you know, guess what? News flash, the media is biased. This isn’t anything new. And we just have to deal with it, unfortunately. And so, it’s not going to rattle me.”

Fiorina added that she didn’t consider the man’s comments a threat, and his comments were a joke.

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