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Mainstream Media Scream: Post's King on GOP

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This week's Mainstream Media Scream goes to Washington Post columnist Colbert King who said on WJLA's "Inside Washington" that the GOP hates the president. "The amount of hate that the Republicans have for Barack Obama is just astounding. It's not just political differences, it's really raw, visceral hate. And you hear it week after week, day after day, moment after moment, to the Fox crowd."

When fellow "Inside Washington" guest Charles Krauthammer criticized first lady Michelle Obama, King retorted: "When it comes to the Obamas, for goodness sakes, they do nothing right. I'm prepared to just go ahead and accept that from you, Charles. They do nothing right. Maybe the thing that they could do that would make you happy, maybe they should just die."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "King reflects how the Washington press corps all too commonly treat criticism of the Obamas: Ignore the substance and discredit it as based on racism or hate."

Rating: Four out of five screams.

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