Trump Supporters Cast About For Credible Info On Election

After years of uniformly negative and partisan reporting on the Trump administration, the media came up with a new concept designed to restore its credibility – fact checking.

But now the fact checkers suffer from the same credibility problems.

So where do 73 million Trump voters who suspect their candidate was robbed in the recent election go for information? They go to social media, which is a Pandora’s box of raw, unfiltered information that has no real indices of credibility.

It is supremely ironic that Democrats and the media complain that social media is awash with misinformation about the election results. They accuse Republicans of using social media to instill distrust in America’s election, with Vox claiming Trump is attempting a coup.

In fact, what Trump is doing is attempting to insure the election was fair and trustworthy, which he has every right to do. And his supporters are looking for unbiased information.

Speaking of Facts…

Just like pollsters who predicted a Democratic rout that never materialized, fact-checkers have lost all credibility.

The giant in the fact checking industry is PolitiFact, a supposedly non-partisan organization that is affiliated with The Poynter Institute of St. Petersburg, Fl, which is classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Poynter’s major donors include Facebook, Google and Open Society Foundations. The latter was founded by Hungarian billionaire George Soros, who, according to Remix News, donated more than $50 million into the 2020 U.S. presidential election to take down Donald Trump.

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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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Perceived Media Bias Has Skyrocketed

Many Americans will check the media today to see who “won” the Presidential debate.

And they will wonder if they watched the same debate as everyone else.

The Presidential election has exposed a rapidly growing fault line in American democracy – media bias.

A biennial report recently released by the Knight Foundation and Gallup Poll found that 73% of Americans consider media bias to be a “major problem,” a whopping increase of 65% in just two years.

The report found that 86% of Americans think news coverage is distorted by political bias.  Of these, 49% see a “great deal” of political bias in news coverage, an increase of 45% since 2017, and 37% see a “fair amount” of political bias in news coverage.

Eight in ten Americans think news organizations are no longer reporting the news but trying to persuade the public to adopt a particular viewpoint.

Three quarters  of Americans are worried that media owners are willfully influencing their companies’ coverage.

Hunter Biden Laptop

The bias is evident with respect to ongoing campaign coverage and especially with how the media is covering the scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop, which contains emails indicating Biden took a cut of payments from his son for business deals in Ukraine and China while he was vice president.

Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, confirmed Thursday that VP Biden was the “big guy” who Hunter Biden planned to give 10% of proceeds from a business deal in China.

The Bobulinski development was not reported in some of America’s top newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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