A look at the growing disinformation wars

The right has long accused the media of bias, but now some on the left, including Bernie Sanders, are echoing accusations of media bias. New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg says the “Trump era forces us to be a little more aggressive” about the telling the truth because journalists are met with “so much disinformation.”But Roll Call columnist Mary C. Curtis adds that journalists have to be cognizant of their own biases, “every journalist frames their story, and we have to be honest about that.” Adam Serwer and Bari Weiss also join.

How Trump became ‘the white affirmative action president’

(CNN) When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request: Why not start with the man sitting in the Oval Office? President Donald Trump embodies the worst stereotypes conservatives have invoked to describe affirmative action beneficiaries, according to several commentators, political scientists and diversity experts. They say he’s entitled, unqualified and held to lower standards because of racial grievances. They call Trump the nation’s first affirmative action president.

Dr. Ben Carson: White liberals are “the most racist people”

Dr. Ben Carson, an up-and-coming African-American in the Republican Party is being taken to task tonight after making these controversial comments on Mark Levin’s conservative radio show.

Levin: You’re attacked also in many respects because of your race. Because you’re not supposed to think like this and talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don’t like it do they?

Carson: Well you know there the most racist people there are, because they put you in a little category, a little box, you have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?

Carson says white liberals have been attacking him after he criticized gay marriage saying, “No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.”

But are liberals really trying to take down the black conservative, or do they have a point?

Erin Burnett’s OutFront tonight: Mary C. Curtis is a blogger for the Washington Post, and Niger Innis, the chief strategist for Teaparty.net