As you know, Senator Robert Byrd has died at age 92. Left unsaid in most media reports was Byrd's background as a member and a leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
When Senator Strom Thurmond died at age 100, the New York Times ran this headline: "Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100".
Their headline on Byrd's passing: "Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92".
Oh. Right. Byrd was a Democrat, first elected to office in 1952, just eight years after penning this memorable note:
"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." - Robert Byrd in letter to Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo in 1944.
Of course, the Senator eventually recanted his youthful racisim; dissociating himself from any further connection - just as Thurmond did. Yet the media saw fit to continue to paint Thurmond, even in death, as an avowed segregationist, while giving Byrd a pass.
If you still believe media "reports", you might be willing to answer a simple query: Why?