Democracy is on the line
He's going to keep lying, and even if it does turn out he wins, we're going to keep fighting for the truth, and just fighting however we can. Already on Twitter they are saying the left chose to ignore the values of the right. That's what they said in 2016. Bull. The values the right claims that the left don't understand--the good ones--are our values, too. Patriotism. Hard work. Caring for your fellow man. They choose to listen to lies about who we are.
Well regarding the AP, I'm not surprised. And good for the TV channels that correctly pushed back. James Carville, George Will, and Charlie Pierce were among those that said it would be over by 10PM eastern time. Well, they were wrong. But fact is the election is playing out exactly as most experts had predicted. And as of this morning, according to Nate Silver, Biden is in a much better position to win. The fight now however is for the press to continue to push back an unhinged Trump who is threatening to go to the Supreme Court to stop the vote counting. When has this ever happened? It is common for votes to be counted way past Election Day. Have we forgotten 2000 when the election wasn't decided until December? Be patient, and pressure your representatives to allow the process to play out.
Ugh, why do they have such a hard time calling him a liar who is trying to subvert the election process? It's the truth. I'm glad the WaPo didn't go that way, but too many news outlets softpedal what Trump says. They all need to stop being so afraid of what the GOP says. Let them scream about the liberal news media, they do it anyway, even when the media gives into them.
I phone banked for Joe during the last 3 weekends and based on those calls I was hopeful about Ohio and Texas and had doubts about Pennsylvania. I was hopeful that the 24/7 GOP Brainwashing Machine wasn't as effective as it was but it turns out that the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press continues to have a lock on millions of people.
Making this all the more ironic, CNN did better than AP? The additionally amusing part was the harrumphing about how AP is the gold standard for calling races, and they were to be admired for their restraint and judgment. Ok.
Today The Times used "falsely" in a web headline about last night's attempt to complete the coup. I've been warning Messrs. Sulzberger and Baquet that the First Amendment can't survive a second term. We may just get to find out.
It’s especially ridiculous considering Biden was ahead in both the popular vote and the electoral college at the time Trump said this. If they had stopped the count, Biden still would have won. 🙄
And there’s no way these votes should be this close. I want an audit of the Senate votes, because these numbers are wrong.
We need to have a long, serious discussion about the value of polls and the media that depends on those poll numbers to provide content in a 24-hour competitive news cycle that must be filled with material of some kind.
When Rachel Maddow holds up a series of front pages from around the country, as if to show variety, a closer look reveals the AP byline common to them all. The last thing they can afford is a lapse in integrity by syndication. I take heart when my local paper runs with the AP. This is disappointing at best.