At the very least, it’s the biggest ‘fake news’ story since “Hands up, don’t shoot” entered the mainstream consciousness.
The American media has embarked on a coordinated effort with Democrats and President Obama to push a false narrative about the election, and delegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump.
The ‘fake news’ story they’re running with? Telling the American people that the election was “hacked” by “the Russians.”
It was not. The phrase “hacked the election” has no meaning.
Anybody who has been paying attention knows that any information released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election involved emails from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
First off, WikiLeaks has repeatedly explained that the Russians were not the source of their information. Second, even as Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for their alleged interference, the White House has yet to provide any actual proof behind allegations that Russia both hacked into Democrat emails and distributed them via WikiLeaks to the American people.
Even if the first part turns out not to be true, and the second part is proven …
This is not even vaguely equivalent to hacking the election itself. Russia didn’t “hack” any voting machines and change vote counts.
This is a false headline. The election wasn't hacked. Podesta and the DNC were. https://t.co/0lYJGzKiuP
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 29, 2016
False headline indeed … Yet, here is the media’s coordinated effort to implement that ‘election hack’ angle into their stories.
Election hack, election hack, election hack.
That is just a small sampling to be sure, as just about every major news outlet ran with the ‘election hack’ angle. It is clearly either a widespread coordinated effort by the media to support Obama’s narrative, or we are supposed to believe that the top journalists in the industry all fundamentally misunderstand the facts behind the story, all running with the same fake headlines.
The election wasn't hacked. Give me my tax dollars back. https://t.co/hHBmrOgIcy
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) December 29, 2016
The election wasn't hacked. https://t.co/wgwQ5gXMTH
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 29, 2016
How effective is it to push such a blatant false narrative? A new poll indicates that 50 percent of Hillary Clinton voters believe Russia stole the election from her, that they actually tampered with vote numbers.
50% of Clinton voters now believe Russian hackers *tampered with vote tallies* to help Trump- Dem pundits encouraging this Fake News belief pic.twitter.com/AYX1QhCpkq
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton got the ball rolling on the scourge of ‘fake news’ during a post-election speech in which she decried the “epidemic” as having “flooded social media over the past year.”
In reality, readers will get more facts from social media on any given day than they will with the Democrat Party’s favorite media outlets.
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Cross-posted at the Political Insider