First, we have the fascinating case in Colorado of Barry Morphew, who was charged this month with murdering his wife. This week, he was also accused of casting his wife’s ballot in a fraudulent vote for President Trump. The Washington Post writes, following the script in the Axis of Unethical Conduct‘s double secret memo,
“Barry echoed Trump’s false claims of election fraud as the motivation for his own alleged wrongdoing, according to an affidavit filed Thursday in court. The 53-year-old told FBI agents last month that he did it because “all these other guys are cheating” and said his wife would have backed Trump anyway.“
Every day, in multiple sources, the news media references former President Trump’s “lies” or “false claims” about the election being stolen from him, or of widespread voter fraud. Nobody should doubt that Trump believes that the election was stolen from him, and he has good reasons to think that, though he cannot know that the many ways his unfair treatment in the years leading up to it combined with the handling of the election itself actually changed the result. Yes, his certitude is wrong. Yes, it is irresponsible, and was irresponsible, for Trump to be questioning the legitimacy of the election, because defeated candidates should not do that (Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams). But one of the myriad pieces of circumstantial evidence leading many to be suspicious is the news media’s aggressive denials of the claims of Trump and others when it has shown little interest in investigating the matter. They got the President they wanted, or rather got rid of the President they set out to get rid of from November 2016 to November 2020, so the kind of curiosity they focused on the 2000 election count is a distant memory.
It says a lot about the media’s bias that it would continue its official narrative in a story that demonstrates just how easy mail-in ballots made cheating in 2020. Had Morphew not sent in the ballot of a murdered woman, that fraudulent vote would never have been caught. How many other ballots of non-voters, for what ever reason, were filled out by someone else and counted? How does anyone know how this affected the election? One party and its allies pushed hard for a voting method and absurdly loose procedures that made voter fraud easier than it had been in more than a century, the other party opposed it.
If the news media was objective and interested in strengthening democracy rather than advancing the political agenda of the Left, it would devote its resources to investigating how the mail-in voting system may have been abused, rather than constantly denying that it was and ridiculing anyone who suggests—or believes, like Trump—that it might have been. But if the news media was objective and interested in strengthening democracy, Trump might have won anyway. They are the ones who tried for his entire term to “steal” the election, by burying any troubling information about the politicians who opposed him, demonized him, or lied about him, and avoiding positive coverage of his administration regardless of what it accomplished. At the same time, Democrats could and can do no wrong.
For example, and it is one of thousands, we have the odd case of Rep. Cori Bush. Rep. Bush recently referred to pregnant women as “birthing people,”signature significance for a fanatic and a reality-denying fool. — apparently to avoid offending the 0.0001% of Americans who are or have been pregnant, but somehow identify as male — and all the people who slammed her for it were motivated only by her race and gender. Last week, Bush stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and praised a Black Lives Matter activist who called for cops to be murdered. She hooked up with the venomously antiTrump “Squad,” and her penchant for taking ignorant positions–recent tweet: “As someone who has been brutalized by police, I continue to stand in strong solidarity with Palestinians rising up against military, police, and state violence. Congress must stop funding human rights abuses by the Israeli military”—is at least partially explained by the fact that she has no experience, education or knowledge relevant to lawmaking.
Never mind: in the eyes of the mainstream news media, she is as competent and authoritative as Barbara Jordan or Tip O’Neill. This is because she is black, female, and a Democrat. Today we learned, not in the Post or New York Times, but from the conservative Washington Free Beacon,
Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) spent years working as a faith healer for a religious group that claims to have resurrected the dead and cured thousands of people suffering from AIDS, cancer, paralysis, and other serious maladies—including Bush’s own severe case of coronavirus last year.Bush did not have medical insurance when she was hospitalized with the virus last April, and she said her struggle illustrated the necessity of passing Medicare for All. Officials at her faith-healing church, however, said she was cured within 30 minutes after talking to the head pastor, Charles Ndifon, by phone from her hospital bed.”Cori, she had COVID, and she called me from the hospital,” Ndifon, the presiding apostle of Kingdom Embassy International churches told the Washington Free Beacon. “And 30 minutes later, she was breathing. Healed. It was that simple.“
Right. It was that simple!
Let me hand it over to Jim Treacher, a conservative pundit who is especially versed in tracing the near complete partisanship and ongoing ethics debasement of the mainstream news media. He writes,
“Cori Bush is a faith healer. There’s a faith healer in Congress. Possibly more than one, but Bush is the one we know about. How did we not know this until today? Isn’t this newsworthy? Can you imagine the media firestorm if a congressional Republican was a faith healer who claimed to have cured him- or herself of COVID-19? CNN, MSNBC, the NYT, and all the rest would present it as evidence that Republicans are a bunch of drooling redneck rubes. The guffaws from the #PartyOfScience would be deafening. The late-night comedians would show clips of convulsing Pentecostal snake-handlers and quip, “That GOP retreat looks like fun, huh?” I can just picture the smirk on Stephen Colbert’s face, although it’s impossible to picture him without it. But because Cori Bush is a Democrat and a woman of color and a member of “The Squad,” this is what you’ll hear instead: [Here Treacher gives us the sound of crickets.]”
This overwhelming bias and determination to manipulate voters by what they were and are allowed to know, and how events are spun to mislead them, is the primary reason it is reasonable to believe that the election was stolen. It was just a very long and relentless process.