BY MARTIN KICH
CNN contributor and Trump campaign surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes has accused Hillary Clinton of deserving to be called a “bigot” because she has denounced racists and white supremacists:
“’Bigotry, if you look at the definition, it’s about someone who’s small-minded and sits there and directs hate towards a certain group. Hillary Clinton’s speech [attacking alt-right conservatives] was all about hate towards a group that, while my fellow [pundits] might consider them to be very racist, it’s the exact opposite.
“’These are God-fearing, baby-loving, gun-toting, military-supporting, school choice-advocating Americans! And just because maybe there might be some, a part of a very small fringe group [of white supremacists] that read Breitbart–by sitting there and saying the entire website is white supremacy is kind of ridiculous as saying just because you have people that are anarchists and communists that read the Huffington Post, calling that newspaper establishment, [is like] saying that they’re pro-anarchy and they’re against the United States government.’”
The issue is, of course, not who might read Breitbart but much of the content of Breitbart that very directly appeals to the kinds of people whom Clinton is denouncing. Huffington Post does not publish anywhere close to an equivalent amount of materials appealing to the lunatic fringe on the Left—the “anarchists and communists” in Hughes’s analogy.