The Media Stole the 2020 Election Before a Single Vote Was Cast

How the Incredible Hack Beat Captain America: The impact of the media’s mass manipulation.

The media stole the 2020 presidential election, plain and simple. They did it over the course of four years by creating a caricature of Donald Trump and convincing voters that to save the country and the planet, his defeat was imperative.

They persuaded millions of voters that the president who had turned the economy into a job-creating engine, made us energy independent, secured the borders, transformed an activist judiciary, and returned sanity to American foreign policy, was a monster — a racist megalomaniac, an enemy of the environment, a bungling foreign-policy loner, and an anti-science know-nothing.

I’ve been following media coverage of campaigns since Goldwater. I worked in a newsroom for 19 years. In terms of bias, I thought I’d seen it all. I was wrong. Media assaults on Trump were wall-to-wall bias, 24/7, bias on steroids.

A survey by the Media Research Center found that between June 1 and July 31, coverage of Trump by the networks was 95% negative, while coverage of Biden was 67% positive.

The mainstream media had lies for all occasions. There was Trump the bigot (who supposedly praised neo-Confederates and inflamed racial tensions), Trump the Russian agent, Trump who refused to take the Coronavirus seriously (who called it a hoax) while 260,000 died, and Trump who refused to provide relief to the unemployed and businesses going under to punish Democrat cities and states.

All were lies, but (following Goebel’s much-quoted adage), accepted as truth by a segment of the electorate which otherwise would have been sympathetic to the Republican cause this year.

  • Trump the bigot — It started during the 2016 campaign, when he said murderers and rapists were coming across our southern border. Nonsense! They were Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. It continued with the lie (that’s now become entrenched) that Trump said there were “good people” among the white supremacists in Charlottesville. The media took his comment that there were good people on both sides of the argument over removing Confederate monuments, and turned it into an endorsement of cross-burning. And he’s yet to issue a commemorative stamp for George Floyd.
  • Trump who exploits racial tensions for political gain — In the face of rioting, looting and burning that Democrat mayors refused to lift a finger to stop, Trump urged elected officials to act against urban anarchy. And what should he have done — acted like Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler who thought the riots would burn themselves out, like Joe Biden who ignored the whole thing for the first three months, like the media call bloodshed peaceful protests?
  • Trump the Russian agent — It started when Trump refused to get hysterical over Putin’s interference in the 2016 election. Was Trump an agent of Putin or was Putin an agent of Trump? In fact, Moscow tried to spread confusion to discredit democracy. The idea that Moscow favored Trump because it wanted an America that was energy-independent and strong militarily is absurd on its face.
  • Trump who refused to take the Coronavirus seriously until it was too late — When Trump ordered a travel ban on China, Democrats said it was racist, and Pelosi — who lives in a beauty parlour Neverland with her $13-a-pint ice cream — urged people to party in San Francisco’s Chinatown. We’re now weeks away from a COVID vaccine thanks to Trump and Operation Warp Speed. Democrats did with the contagion what they accused the president of doing with the riots — exploited it to the max for political advantage. If the election had gone on much longer, the media would have found a way to blame Orange Man for the common cold.
  • Trump who refused to aid COVID victims — Trump delivered a number of stimulus packages. Pelosi held the latest hostage to a federal bailout of the state and municipal sinkholes Democrats dominate. The left always finds a way to force taxpayers to subsidise its stupidity.
  • Trump whose go-it-alone foreign policy made us the laughingstock of the international community — Of course the international community loathed him. They missed Uncle Sucker, who footed the bill and asked no questions, who paid for the defense of our grasshopper European allies, who made nice with our enemies and shat on our friends. By throwing away the rule book, POTUS brokered Middle East peace deals once thought impossible.
  • Trump: The President who would be king — Because the president is fighting for election integrity — in the face of irrefutable evidence of massive fraud — he’s an incipient dictator who will never leave the White House, they tell us.

Next to the grave of Trump’s achievements buried by the media, is the plot where Biden scandals were interred: Tara Reade’s accusation of sexual assault, Joe and Son’s foreign cash machine, the reality of the Vice President’s increasingly pronounced mental decline (claiming 150 million dead from gun violence since 2007, another 120 million felled by COVID-19) and bizarre behavior.

What was the impact of this massive media manipulation? A survey by The Polling Company showed that if they’d been aware of the Hunter Biden/Big Guy scandal, 9.4% who voted for the Vice President would have switched, giving Trump all six swing states and the election.

How many suburbanites voted not for a Swamp creature who’d been around for eternity but against a candidate who never existed?

On a level playing field, there’s no way the Incredible Hack could have defeated Captain America.

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By |2020-12-05T21:01:13+11:00December 7th, 2020|Fairness & Justice, Leadership, World|0 Comments

About the Author:

Don Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. For 19 years, his twice-weekly column appeared in the Herald, New England’s second largest newspaper. On February 28, 2002, the paper published his 2,000th column.

Feder’s column was syndicated and carried by more than 40 newspapers and e-magazines nationwide.

His writings have also appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, American Enterprise, Front Page Magazine, Human Events, American Thinker and GrassTopsUSA. Feder has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

He is the 1998 recipient of the International Communications Award of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Feder is also the recipient of the 1984 Distinguished Editorial Journalism Award from The Conservative Caucus of America, the 2002 Warren T. Brooks Award from Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation, the Princeton Ivy Leaguers for Freedom Award in October 1999, the Second Amendment Foundation’s 1985 James Madison Award, The World Congress of Families’ 2016 Family And Truth Award and the First Place Prize in the Amy Foundation’s Writing Contest for Projecting Biblical Truths in the Secular Media in 1992.

Since leaving the Boston Herald in 2002, Feder has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organiser for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.

Feder worked with the World Congress of Families from 2006 to May 2018, first as Communications Director, and later as Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences. He was the editor of World Congress of Families News and the organisation’s Leadership Memos. He spoke at WCF II (Geneva) WCF III (Mexico City), WCF IV (Warsaw), WCF V (Amsterdam), WCF VI (Madrid), WCF IX (Salt Lake City), WCF X (Tbilisi) and WCF XI (Budapest).

He also helped to organise World Congress of Families regional conferences in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, London, Paris, Belgrade, Moldova, Moscow, Ulyanovsk (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Malawi, Abuja (Nigeria), and Nairobi.

Besides his work for World Congress of Families, Feder helped to organise The Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit (2003), The War on Christians Conference (2006) -- both in Washington, D.C. -- and The Constitution or Sharia Conference (2011) in Nashville, TN.

He is currently the Coalitions Director of the Ruth Institute.

Feder is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (BA in political science) and the Boston University Law School (JD). He passed the bar in New York and Massachusetts and practiced law in upstate New York (1973-1976).

Prior to writing for the Boston Herald, he was Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation (1976-1979) and the Second Amendment Foundation (1979-1982).

He is married to Andrea (formerly Mills), is the father of four children and grandfather of three. He was born sometime in the last century.

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