For two years, U.S. media has maintained a near-blackout on the specific evidence of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minnesota) disturbing character and legal issues. In the 18 hours after Omar was elected to replace Keith Ellison in MN Congressional District 5, the media left zero doubt as to why.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Google News was returning 105 links to the search term "Ilhan Omar" which had been posted since her victory. Those links are listed below.
Not one of the 105 linked articles presents the troubling evidence against Omar -- except, in two or three cases, to dismiss it without explanation.
In all of the links, Ilhan Omar is covered positively as a "history-making" symbol: The first Muslim woman elected to Congress, and a Somali refugee.