I used to joke that political views acceptable to our mainstream media ranged from the New Republic to the Free Republic. The New Republic isn't the cesspool of racism and conspiracy theories (the "case" for the Iraq war was one giant tinfoil hat conspiracy theory, let's call it and its proponents what they were/are) it once was, and I'm not sure anybody but us old timers know what the Free Republic is anymore. But in our new glorious age of racism, it seems like acceptable opinion is going to range from white nationalism to the Klan. The fundamental difference between the two is, of course, the costumes.
If media outlets can't call racism what it is, then we can add them to the "fake news site" lists that are all the rage.