WASHINGTON (Bywire News) - Here’s what the mainstream media isn’t telling you. The election was rigged and the woke mafia are going after anyone who disagrees with them. However, as you’ll see online despite Twitter’s attempts at censorship some patriots are sill waving the flag, so here’s what the mainstream media want you to ignore.
Keep reading for the big reveal at the end.
The election was rigged
The row about the election seems an age ago.
Since the election there have been a host of challenges to the process. Each one has been dismissed without engaging with the evidence. When Senator Kelly lodged a challenge in Pennsylvania saying postal votes should be discounted because they had violated state law, the courts simply said he’d waited too long.
State law, Kelly said said, meant they had violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by providing no excuse mail in voting. Until recently anyone who wanted to vote by mail had to provide a good reason.
Along with other top Conservatives, Kelly wanted them to nullify Tom Wolf’s certification of the state’s vote giving it to Trump.
Pennsylvania’s attorneys called his suit the “most dramatic, disruptive invocations of judicial power in the history of the Republic.”
“No court has ever issued an order nullifying a governor’s certification of presidential election results,” they wrote.
The Supreme Court sided with them. The Pennsylvania law Kelly referred to, Act 77, was passed in October 2017. Kelly had not filed his suit against the law until after the election, more than 13 months later.
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, couldn’t hide his delight. He mocked Senator Ted Cruz who said he stood ready to present an oral argument if the Supreme Court decided to review the case.
“I guess we’ll just have to imagine how that would have gone,” he wrote on Twitter.
Texas and a number of other states loyal to Trump also brought another case against the Supreme Court asking it to overturn the votes in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. They argue the states indulged in an unconstitutional expansion of mail in voting. As such, their 62 electoral college votes should also have been thrown out.
Once again, though, the Supreme Court was in no mood to listen. In a short judgement it said the case “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.”
A lot has been written about the security of electronic voting machines. Americans instinctively don’t trust them and they have a point. The same people telling us that they are safe are the same people who told us our electronic devices weren’t listening to us.
They were wrong then and it’s perfectly reasonable to ask if they are wrong then, but the other side don’t want to listen to it. That’s because they have a lot invested in these machines. There’s a reason, Trump pointed out, that other countries don’t use these machines, because they are inherently unsafe. We count votes in the UK manually.
It’s obvious when you think about it. Anything which involves the transmission of electronic data is vulnerable to attack. That’s why the rise in digital technology, data transfers and cloud computing have been followed by a similar boom in cybercrime.
Even if none of this way true, the media handed the election. As Tucker Carlson pointed out on Fox News Joe Biden and Kamala Harris never once explained what they would do once in office. They asked the American people to vote blind and the media let them do it. They did it for one reason. They wanted Joe Biden to win.
Just listen to Rachel Maddow and it’s clear whose side they are on.
Never before have candidates been given such leeway. It compares with the hostile questioning and editorials produced about Trump over the past four years.
And when they seemed to be getting the vote they want, they closed their ears to any information which didn’t fit their narrative. CNN even cut away from the President when he spoke and told their viewers not to believe what he said. Never before have news presenters been so openly bold.
Even more shockingly for Trump supporters, was the release of the leaked tape of President Trump on the phone to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. The media narrative had it as some kind of subterfuge claiming Trump had said all he needed was 11,000 votes to overturn this election.
However, the media only released short excerpts of the entire conversation.
Trump himself had told the world about the conversation on Twitter.
“I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia,” he wrote. “He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the 'ballots under table' scam, ballot destruction, out of state 'voters', dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”
The counter strike
Given all the shenanigans, it’s no surprise that people marched on the Capitol in protest. That’s what people do when their democracy is under attack. They fight back. The media fell into line even ignoring the fact that one of the first people arrested in the riot was John Sullivan, an alleged member of Antifa.
Since the election that bias has fuelled a vicious fight back against Trump and his supporters. The former President faced another baseless attempt at impeachment after he’d left office.
Despite all their efforts, the President successfully cleared his name but they are still coming. Before he left, he wondered around asking aides if they wanted pardons before he went because ‘they’re coming for us’. It shows a President who knows what’s coming, he could have pardoned himself, but he chose to think of others.
However, the media backlash hasn’t stopped there. The sacking of Gina Carano from the hit show Mandalorian shows how dangerous it is becoming to be a Republican in America today. You can be fired, vilified and abused just because your political opinions don’t fit the woke norm.
Now though we come to the real shocking thing. We promised a big reveal up top and here it is.
Every claim in this article has been one hundred percent false. We simply scraped some of the wilde claims we found on the internet and served them up as if they were true. The election was perfectly lawful, voting machines were not rigged. An independent international report found the US election to fair with no evidence of fraud. Trump was cleared of impeachment because he needed a plurality of votes from Republicans.
It’s like being tried for a crime with a jury made up of your best friends.
The capitol riots were not the secret work of antifa. The identities of those arrested are known and they overwhelming come from pro Trump groups such as Q’Anon.
However, all the claims made earlier in the article have been repeated unchallenged by media outlets and often put up as a subject of debate, or to provide balance. This is a problem for the media because when they decide they have to balance facts with lies in order to be independent, they have lost sight of why they are meant to exist in the first place. We are almost certainly going to get criticized for hoping readers would consume the entire article. The rush for brevity is another real problem, ambiguity breads contempt for the substance.
Instead, this serves as a lesson into how fake news is created and why it can be so successful. Here’s how.
1. Start with one grain of truth: If you can find one thing which is true in your lie, you’ll have a much better chance of making it sound plausible. For example, latching onto one individual, John Sullivan, and claiming it’s evidence of an antifa conspiracy. As it happens almost everyone arrested came from far-right groups, and some had been shown around the building the day before by Republican Senator. Sullivan has long since been disowned by the group for reasons which must now appear pretty obvious. But don’t, whatever you do, let reality creep in.
2. Pick your target: We are conditioned to believe what we want to believe. For example, many people refuse to believe in climate change because if they seriously looked at the evidence, they would be terrified. Likewise, Trump latched onto a natural feeling of disappointment and very real sense of political apathy spreading through western democracies. It’s so tempting to believe it was somehow down to collusion or subversion rather than people simply voting for the other guy. Once that’s ingrained you believe almost anything which supports the truth you want to believe. Truth is mediated, rarely absolute.
3. Take a small lie and make it bigger: If you’ve got children, you’ll know this tactic well. Pick your lie, stick with it through thick and thin and make it bigger. The bigger the lie the easier it is for people to believe. For example, you can take isolated incident in which a voting machine developed a fault, or someone made an error with a ballot and turn it into evidence of a secretive high tech conspiracy theory involving Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or anyone else with a basic knowledge of coding.
4. Play the victim: Being the victim can be so much fun. You get to dismiss your detractors as bullies and set yourself up as a much-maligned voice for reason. This from now on becomes the Gina Carano effect: fired from a TV show because of her views. The problem is while everyone has the right of freedom of speech, they don’t have the freedom from consequences. So, if you fill your Twitter feed with false claims about the election, anti-mask conspiracy theories, and compare your plight that that faced by the Jews in Nazi Germany don’t be surprised if Disney no longer want you as a public face for their company.
5. Sow distrust: The cool thing about fake news is that it’s contagious. Spread enough of it and sooner or later people won’t know what to believe. Public trust in the media is plummeting. Just 28% of people trust most news sources. The media doesn’t always help itself and there are plenty of examples of politicians and media outlets getting things wrong or purposefully misleading people. The impact of this is that people no longer know what to believe so that even when someone comes along and disproves a lie, they can be dismissed. They may cry wolf.
This is why truth becomes the enemy to those who lie, because it punctures the cosy world built upon bricks of ignorance, assembled hastily to protect ourselves. That’s why Trump supporters often find themselves attacking the media, or anyone else who puts up a mirror. It can be terrifying to accept what we have become.
Written by Tom Cropper and Michael O’Sullivan