FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda

FAKE NEWS: Mainstream Post-Election Propaganda–39gh.,b71

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Nailing the Left

The drive-bys are in panic mode. Their rolling series of anti-Trump screamer headlines is being ignored by the American public. Ever since their world was turned upside-down on the night of November 8, with Trump’s shocking (to them) victory, they have feverishly tried one narrative after another, all with the underlying delusional message: “This’ll stop Trump! The last 4,739 may have failed, but this one will get him!”

“Fake News” Fever

  • “Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites.” — New York Times, 11/14/16
  • “Fake news played a role in this election and continues to find a wide audience.” — Brian Williams, msnbc, Daily Caller, 12/6/16
  • “‘[F]ake news’ means a made-up story with an intention to deceive … Mr. Trump and some members of his team have promoted false items…” — New York Times, 12/6/16
  • “What Is Fake News? How to Spot It and What You Can Do to Stop It.” — headline, The [UK] Guardian, 12/17/16
  • “It’s Time to Retire the Tainted Term ‘Fake News.’ Co-opted by conservative media, the label is misleading and useless.” — Washington Post, via Twitter, 1/8/17
  • “Google has removed language referencing fake news from its ‘prohibited content’ policy for websites that use its advertising network. The policy previously stated that these sites cannot engage in ‘deceptively presenting fake news articles as real.’” — Media Matters, after the “fake news” gambit against conservatives spectacularly failed, complaining that Google reneged, 1/12/17

Recount Fever

  • “No, the Presidential Election Can’t Be Hacked.” — cnn pre-election headline, 10/19/16. cnn assured the public that “election officials and cyber experts say it’s virtually impossible for Moscow or some other outside group to influence the election outcome.”
  • “Where’s the Outrage Over Russia’s Hack of the U.S. Election?” — cnn post-election headline, 12/10/16
  • “A group of computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to demand a manual recount of ballots … The activists don’t have evidence that voting machines were hacked, only a statistical suggestion that something is off.” — Huffington Post, 11/23/16. The group included attorney John Bonifaz who is founder of the Soros-funded National Voting Rights Institute.
  • “The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received seven percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000.” — New York Magazine, 11/22/16
  • “Can Hillary Clinton Still Win? Election Recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania Could Cost Trump the White House.” — headline, International Business Daily, 11/28/16
  • “State Recounts Could Alter Election Results.” — International Business Daily, 12/2/16
  • “Recounts Barely Making Dent in Election Results; Trump Gains in Wisconsin.” — Fox News, 12/7/16
  • “We’re not finding any problems with the machines. The [Jill] Stein campaign wanted a recount because they thought there was some problems with our machines and that was not the case.” — Reid Magney, Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesperson, Fox News, 12/7/16
  • “Trump’s Margin Up After Wisconsin Recount Over Voting Machine Security.” — PC World, 12/12/16
  • “Even if all three [state] recounts had taken place, they were always unlikely to change the outcome.” — “Jill Stein’s Recount Bid Is Over,” Huffington Post, 12/12/16

“Faithless Electors” Fever

  • “Could Hillary Clinton Still Win? There’s One More Chance.” — cbs News, 11/10/16. cbs hyped the Change.org petition that electors not vote for Trump, to deny him the 270 votes needed.
  • “The Electoral College Could See a Historic Number of ‘Faithless Electors.’” — Politico, 11/22/16
  • “At least six electors — members of the Electoral College whose votes actually elect the President — have vowed to cast ballots that don’t align with the popular vote results of their states … If they carry out their intentions — in effect, becoming ‘faithless electors’ — they would narrow Donald Trump’s margin-of-victory in the Electoral College over Hillary Clinton.” — New York Daily News, 11/22/16. Omitted info: all six electors were Democrats.
  • “The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump from Being President.” — headline, The Atlantic, 11/21/16
  • “Clinton supporters … have circulated petitions to force electors in the Electoral College not to vote for Trump, and to eliminate the Electoral College altogether.” — Huffington Post, 11/23/16
  • “No one is questioning the victory.” — George Stephanopoulos to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, who pointed out the media was attempting to undermine Trump’s Electoral College win, abc’s “Good Morning America,” 12/2/16
  • “On December 5, The New York Times published an op-ed column by Republican Texas elector Christopher Suprun entitled ‘Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump’ … [in the] op-ed, Suprun claimed … ‘as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation’ … and that he ‘works as a paramedic.’ Neither The Times, which has published nine other items containing Suprun’s name since his op-ed, or the Associated Press, which has published three, have noted that those two statements have been exposed as … fraudulent.” — NewsBusters, 12/18/16
  • “Donald Trump’s opponents need just 37 electors to go rogue today. A handful have said they plan to.” — Cecilia Vega, abc’s “Good Morning America,” NewsBusters, 12/19/16
  • “[Y]ou’re an assignment editor in a newsroom. You have a limited number of reporters. You have a limited amount of money. You have to decide what your reporters cover and at newsrooms all across the country, they said, you know what? We are going to chase down the story of the moon shot scenario whereby 37 electors flip their votes and hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton. I mean, that’s just insanity.” — The Hill’s Jonathan Swan, on Fox News “Special Report,” on the absurd media coverage of “faithless electors,” NewsBusters, 12/20/16

“Trump secured 304 electoral votes … despite a pitched effort by some on the left who wrote letters to Trump electors trying to persuade them to switch their votes or not vote at all … Not only did it not happen, but more electors tried to defect from Hillary Clinton … than from Trump, by a count of eight to two.” — npr, 12/19/16 sources listed above

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