The media lies so much they should lose their First Amendment protections. The Freedom of the Press clause in the First Amendment was put there so that the press could keep the government honest. But the majority of news outlets today lie so much they should not be allowed to hide behind the protections.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) hit back at media organizations who reported on Tuesday that the DOJ had concluded its investigation into allegations of voter fraud and had found no evidence, saying that claim was false. In other words, the media outlets lied.
CBS’s Catherine Herridge, one of the few good journalists left, took to social media to spread the news that the press once again lied about the Trump administration, over an AP story that reported Attorney General William Barr said that the DOJ concluded its investigation into allegations of voter fraud and that they did not find enough evidence to overturn an election. Well, Barr never said that. It was Fake News, a lie.
“#Election2020results From a DOJ spokesperson: “Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday:
“Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but ‘to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.’
The comments, which drew immediate criticism from Trump attorneys, were especially notable coming from Barr, who has been one of the president’s most ardent allies. Before the election, he had repeatedly raised the notion that mail-in voting could be especially vulnerable to fraud during the coronavirus pandemic as Americans feared going to polls and instead chose to vote by mail.”
“There’s been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results,” Barr added. “And the DHS and DOJ have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to substantiate that.”
The article starts out:
“Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.”
The obnoxiousness of that statement, which is the first paragraph of the story, goes to show how biased the media is against Trump. There have been hearings with state legislators in multiple states where whistleblowers are coming forward and testifying about rampant and massive voter fraud they witnessed on Election Day and after. How can the Associated Press call Trump’s allegations “baseless claims” when the evidence is being presented all over the place? Baseless means none. There’s no base, which means nothing can grow from nothing. It’s a lie!
That got my blood boiling so much I had to reach out to the AP.
The AP mentioned that Barr also said that some people were incorrectly looking to the federal criminal justice system for a fix-all solution over election issues, adding that the proper remedy for many of these issues is often found in civil lawsuits. Those are the civil lawsuits we have seen that the AP has turned a blind eye on.
“Most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct. … And those have been run down; they are being run down,” Barr added. “Some have been broad and potentially cover a few thousand votes. They have been followed up on.”
The Trump legal team responded to Barr’s remarks by stating that “there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation” and that the evidence they compiled has not been examined by the DOJ. The legal team added, “Again, with the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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