How significantly did our mainstream media contribute to Joe Biden’s apparent (though still not settled, let’s remember that) victory over Donald Trump?
Well, there was this research study that showed….
Interested in reading on? If so, here are a few key excerpts from Tyler O’Neil’s article at pjmedia.com, discussing how media suppression of what should have been major news stories impacted the election and helped Joe Biden win:
According to an explosive new study the Media Research Center (MRC) released on Tuesday, the legacy media’s suppression of eight key election-related news stories effectively handed the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. According to a poll conducted by The Polling Company on behalf of MRC, a whopping 17 percent of Americans who voted for Joe Biden would not have done so had they been aware of just one of these stories.
The Polling Company surveyed 1,750 Biden voters in seven swing states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Nearly half of Biden voters (45.1 percent) said they did not know about the financial scandal involving Biden and his son Hunter, which Twitter, Facebook, and the legacy media suppressed or ignored. According to MRC, full awareness of the scandal would have led 9.4 percent of Biden voters to abandon the Democrat, flipping all six of the states to Trump.
The legacy media also largely ignored the GovTrack analysis finding that Kamala Harris had the most left-wing record of any senator in 2019 — even further left than self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders. A quarter of Biden voters (25.3 percent) said they did not know about Harris’ record. A critical 4.1 percent said they would have changed their vote had they known.
On October 29, the government reported that the GDP had grown by an impressive 33.1 percent, double the previous record. Yet almost half of Biden voters (49.0 percent) said they did not know about this achievement. Had they known, 5.6 percent said they would have changed their vote, giving Trump 295 electoral votes.
Are these data accurate? No one can say for sure – especially given that political polling, to say the least, a bit spotty.
But the percentage of people saying they do not know about these stories is not politically based, it is knowledge based. And the only reason so many are so ignorant is because our media successfully suppressed those stories.
Can you in your wildest dreams imagine that video of Donald Trump threatening to withhold $1 billion dollars in foreign aid to a country unless it fired the prosecutor investigating a company his kid was making millions from for doing nothing, would be suppressed by our media? Or that Joe Biden was so right about a V-shaped economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?
But when it was Biden making the threat and Trump being dead-on correct about our economic recovery? Nothing to report there. Crickets.
Simply stated, a great many media venues did not report this presidential election, they shaped it based on their partisan advocacy.
I don’t see how, in the short or even medium term, these media retrieve their credibility.