Media Falsely Claims Trump ‘Falsely’ Claims Election Is Being Stolen

Newspapers across the country almost uniformly are blaring headlines accusing President Donald Trump of falsely claiming the election is being stolen.

But Trump’s “claim” that some locales are ‘stealing’ the election is an allegation. It may be unproven but it should not be dismissed as false.

The media’s claim that Trump’s allegation is false is mere opinion, which should not be disguised as fact on editorial pages.

Due Process

The media has no basis for unilaterally rejecting Trump’s claim, let alone accusing him of lying. They don’t know. They have not verified the absence of fraud, especially in Democratic strongholds that are notorious for corruption.

When prosecutors issue criminal indictments, they are not required to prove their case until it gets to court. When civil litigants file lawsuits, they are permitted to develop their case by eliciting facts from the other side through discovery. They don’t have all of the facts at the outset.

It would be absurd if the media declared that criminal indictments and civil lawsuits to be “false” because they are not proven at the point of being made. Yet, this is what media outlets are doing to President Trump, while the election is still on-going and before any serious investigation has been conducted.

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Taxpayers’ Xmas Present to Walmart?

WalmartWho pays when an employer does not offer health care or pension benefits to its employees, opting instead to pocket its profits?

Taxpayers.

 The Huffington Post has obtained a copy of Walmart’s health care policy, which shows that the, the nation’s largest private employer will begin to deny insurance to new employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The company can also choose to eliminate health coverage for current workers whose hours dip below the 30 hour threshold.

“This is another example of a tremendous government subsidy to Walmart via its workers,” says Nelson Lichtenstein, the director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at UC Santa Barbara.

 In anticipation of the Affordable Care Act, experts say that Walmart  is effectively shifting the costs of paying for its employees onto the federal government.  The Act extends Medicaid to low- income citizens and many if not most Walmart employees working fewer than 30 hours per week would drop below the poverty limits for inclusion in the expanded program. Merry Xmas Walmart!

Meanwhile, Walmart Stores reported a 9% increase in third-quarter net income last month as the world’s largest retailer continues to bring back shoppers by emphasizing it has the lowest prices.

 The Associated Press reports that revenue for Walmart’s U.S. business, which accounts for about 60% of the company’s total business, rose 3.6% to $66.1 billion, while revenue at Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club rose 4.7% to $13.9 billion. Revenue at its international division, which accounts for about a quarter of Walmart’s total revenue, rose 4.7%.

 Wal-Mart accounts for nearly 10% of nonautomotive retail spending in the U.S.

Walmart has reportedly instructed its public relations staff to stop communicating or responding to inquiries from The Huffington Post.