Mainstream media applies a double standard between Republicans and Democrats
Here’s the problem with the mainstream media (MSM) in 2020: Reuters, a supposed “unbiased” news source, recently posted an article titled “As legal blitz flounders, Trump protesters back false election claims” in which the following was written:
“Tens of thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters marched through downtown Washington on Saturday to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with long-shot legal challenges to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.”
There are two problems I see with this statement: (1) said claims of election fraud have in fact been substantiated, and (2) even if the claims hadn’t been substantiated, the MSM applies a double standard in reporting on news associated with the right versus the left. For example, when Brett Kavanaugh was nominated and subsequently confirmed as a United States Supreme Court justice, the MSM treated unsubstantiated claims of rape by Christine Blasey Ford as fact and ran with it. So when claims made my Trump are unsubstantiated, they are reported as such. When claims made by opponents of the right are unsubstantiated, they are treated as fact.
Let’s look at President Trump’s claims of election fraud further. To date, there have been fourteen convictions on election fraud in 2020 as reported by heritage.org. These convictions range from fraudulent use of absentee ballots, duplicate voting, buying votes, ballot petition fraud, false registrations, and ineligible voting. To be sure, fourteen cases isn’t many in the grand scheme of things, but these are only the convictions. It’s impossible to say at this point how much fraudulent voting occurred during this election; but the question isn’t if there was fraudulent voting, but how much.
How much fraudulent voting occurred is what the Trump Campaign is attempting to find out. The MSM, on the other hand, would much rather call the race in favor of Biden despite razor thin margins in voting in key swing states (+0.3% in Arizona, +0.3% in Georgia, +0.9% in Pennsylvania, and +0.7% in Wisconsin).
It would be too little to say the MSM isn’t doing their job…a more accurate accusation, in my opinion, is that the MSM is actively providing false information against President Trump, and covering up true information that would hurt the Democrats.