WASHINGTON, October 20, 2016 — It is clear to most observers that Donald Trump emerged victorious from Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas. Hillary Clinton had no answers to a long list of pointed questions. But that didn’t matter to the mainstream media.
The media fulfilled their function as Clinton’s lap dog, manufacturing a freak-out about a minor comment from Trump. The comment they chose was the one about “accepting” the election results.
Here is Trump’s response to the question that everyone is talking about.
Anyone with any appreciation for the history of presidential politics thought nothing of that comment. The mainstream media immediately lost their minds. Clinton said she was “horrified,” which was ridiculous at face value without even going into her abysmal political record. The situation begs for clarity.
It has been widely reported over the last week that voter fraud is still a significant problem in this country. Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released an undercover video that showed Democrats, including a man with ties to Obama, bragging about shady election day tactics and likely voter fraud.
When O’Keefe released his infamous Planned Parenthood videos, the Democrats, without even watching them, insisted that they were deceptively edited or fake.
They went with the same line this time, insisting that voter fraud isn’t real. A simple Google search says otherwise, but the media have largely succeeded in convincing the public that voter fraud is figment of crazy, racist, Republican imaginations.
Even if you choose to accept without question liberal talking points, the idea that Trump condones an all-out insurrection is absurd. Don’t believe me? Take it from the Democrats:
From The Daily Caller:
Gallup polls conducted after the 2000 election show almost a third of Al Gore voters refused to accept Bush as the legitimate president just one month before his inauguration, and an overwhelming majority of Democrats refused to say Bush had won fairly.
On top of that, John Kerry thinks that the election he lost in 2004 was rigged. That’s called “not accepting election results”. Democrats have complained about election results over and over, making Trump’s comments benign in context.
The reality is that Trump will wait and see what happens in the election. If voter fraud is uncovered, he will say something. That’s reasonable.
Even Joe Scarborough, who might be the least reliable Republican on the planet, completely lost it over the ridiculous media coverage on this question.
Joe nailed it. We are witnessing the definition of phony outrage. And the media are playing into Trump’s hands. People are starting to wise up to political games like this, and by freaking out, the media are reinforcing the message that they don’t have America’s best interests at heart.
What is more important? Balancing the trade deficit, creating jobs, and defeating ISIS, or hyperventilating about Trump’s “horrifying” comment?
Answer that question and then maybe reevaluate how upset you are about a presidential candidate calling out a legitimate issue like voter fraud during a debate.