When David Duke — a washed-up former KKK grand wizard who used his brief, unsuccessful flirtations with Louisiana politics almost a quarter-century ago to get bookings on “Geraldo” — “endorsed” Donald Trump, the media went absolutely crazy.
However, when a current KKK leader said that he was for a surprising candidate — Hillary Clinton — the media were silent or said that they were “skeptical” about his decision.
Will Quigg is grand wizard of one of the KKK’s many sundry and pathetic splinter groups, this one in California. He’s responsible for recruitment in the Western United States, and he just gave his endorsement to Hillary Clinton.
“We want Hillary Clinton to win,” Quigg said in an interview with the U.K. Telegraph. “She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. (But) once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colors are going to show.”
— Wm. Quigg (@GrandDragonCa) March 10, 2016
“Border policies are going to be put in place. Our Second Amendment rights that she’s saying she’s against now, she’s not against.
“She’s just our choice for the presidency,” he added.
The grand wizard had previously endorsed Trump, but changed to Clinton after hearing about her “hidden agenda.”
Here’s some footage of the lovely Mr. Quigg at a KKK rally that turned violent in Anaheim last year. He ended up breaking a wrist and cracking some ribs in the scuffle. (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND NSFW)
However, the media was somehow unwilling to take this man at his word (when it didn’t have to do with Donald Trump, that is).
“Mr Quigg’s declaration of allegiance to Mrs Clinton sounds unconvincing — and contradicts earlier statements,” wrote the Telegraph, almost as if they were apologizing for the story they were reporting.
No such apologia were made during stories about Donald Trump and the ridiculous KKK “endorsements” he received, almost as if anyone who supported Trump shouldn’t be offended or surprised that they were being linked with the Klan. And those news outlets that aren’t running damage control for Hillary aren’t reporting this at all.
Of course, the fact that the Ku Klux Klan endorses anyone or anything doesn’t mean that candidate supports the KKK. That’s absolutely preposterous, and the media should have expressed the same skepticism when David Duke made his ridiculous “endorsement.”
Now that the shoe is on the left foot, though, they’re more than happy to exercise the journalistic discretion they ought to have in the first place. Our media at its finest.