Friday, December 11, 2020

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It can't be easy just now to be working in the mainstream news media, because you not only have to try to cover up the Hunter Biden scandal and the Eric "Pirrow Talk" Swalwell scandal, but you also need to hide yet another scandal in a shallow grave: a study that shows even with Democrat cheating, Trump would have trounced Joe Biden at the polls if the "news" media had just been reporting actual news to their audiences.

In a survey of Biden voters in seven swing states, one in six declared they wouldn't have voted for Biden (and in some cases would've voted for Trump) if they had been aware of major news stories which somehow (ahem) had been omitted from mainstream newscasts and censored by social media sources.

Here are some of the main things that Biden voters didn't know (and which they now say would have influenced their votes). In each case, had the voters known even one of these stories, Biden would have lost.

35.4% of Biden voters were completely unaware that there were serious accusations of sex assault leveled against Joe Biden by former staffer Tara Reade. This despite Kamala Harris, early in her campaign, saying the accusations were credible. And, oh yeah, that Joe was a racist.

45.1% of Biden voters had no idea that there was a developing financial scandal (and likely influence-peddling scandal) involving Hunter Biden and his dad, Joe "The Big Guy" Biden. They were presumably also unaware that Hunter Biden's laptop computer gives damning evidence for all of this, and likewise unaware that a naked Hunter appeared in a video smoking crack while a woman stroked his poll standings with her feet.

25.3% of Biden voters were unaware that Kamala "Commie" Harris has the most left-wing record of anyone in the Senate, making Bernie Sanders look like Ronald Reagan. Or that she got her political start by accepting several positions (wink-wink, nudge-nudge) under married San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. It is unknown if her feet were involved, so quit asking, Hunter.

39.4% of Biden voters never got the news that there was an explosive resurgence in employment following the initial impact of the pandemic. 49% had further never heard that under Trump, there was a gigantic jump in economic growth this year. In fact, it is unlikely that they ever got any economic news at all that didn't include a Democrat politician's name in close proximity to the word "free."

43.5% of Biden voters had cartoon-style question marks floating above their heads upon hearing that President Trump brokered historic peace agreements in the Middle East and has received three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. A Prize which normally only goes to half-black presidents for "looking promising."

50.5% of Biden voters had no idea that President Trump's policies had not only made the United States energy-independent but made us an actual energy exporter. Of course, these same people have no idea that our nation can't be powered by gigantic pinwheels spun by unicorn farts.

36.1% of Biden voters likely had their eyeballs bugging out above their masks when told - apparently for the first time - about the Trump administration's key role in getting the Covid vaccines developed through Operation Warp Speed. They had heard, however, that President Trump was personally responsible for every single Covid death. And quite likely cancer.

And there we have it: the worst case of election interference in the history of our nation, pulled off by a consortium of media and tech companies who have made it their business to promote hate, division, and an utterly ignorant electorate to bolster their own interests and anti-American ideology.

Which, when you think about it, is one hell of a news story. It's a pity that most Democrats will never get to hear it.



M. Mitchell Marmel said...

As I said a month or so back, "Let them have their moment. It will make the schadenfreude all the sweeter when it crashes down around their heads."

I'm stocking up on popcorn to watch the fun...

As a side note: The crashing down bit will occur, one way or another. Just read an interesting Spectator article...

Maoz said...

Hunter: "... a woman stroked his poll standings..."

Good thing I know enough to finish my coffee *before* going to Stilton's Place!

The Nobel Peace Prize "which normally only goes to half-black presidents for 'looking promising'" -- or bloodthirsty terrorist honchos like Yasir Arafat yemach sh'mo v'zichro (= may he rot in hell).

James C said...

The leftist media should be forced to disclose the source of all of their funding since they have unmistakably acting like political action committees providing in kind campaign contributions.

Anonymous said...

I happened to see that pole episode.It was a very tall pole and a lot of work for his "lady" friend's feet. It
took a long time for that pole to fall down.

Popular Front said...

"The head of Her Majesty's Secret Service, not to be read out aloud!.........damn".

REM1875 said...

Apparently they were still digging when Dante visited, doing the prep work for our current medias final resting places .......

Jim Irre said...

Reminds me of a line from Oliver and Hardy, "This is a fine mess you've gotten us into Stanley!"

Fish Out of Water said...
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NaCly Dog said...

You are on fire today. May it singe the clueless Left.

AmyH said...

Well, we already know Dominion got a lot of funding from the Chinese. Wouldnt be crazy if the Chinese also gave cnn, msnbs, wapo, etc money too.

AmyH said...

He wont get a chance to even slightly warm that chair. Jill wont get to pick out curtains. There is more than enough evidence of fraud to overturn. It will be Trump & the beautiful Melania standing there at the podium with ACB swearing him in.

Snark said...

Another Grand Slam, Stilton.
Unfortunately I'm too pissed to laugh. The FBI started their investigation of Ol' Hunter in 2018. They waited until the month AFTER the election to bother mentioning it. Apparently the FBI is not just rotten at the head, it's rotten to the core. Journalism is just as putrid, the dhimmicrats will watch our cities burn while starving the citizens because "Orange Man Bad". They crap on us and then rub OUR noses in it. While I can only hope for some recovery of sanity in 2020, I'm not holding my breath. The majority of our populace seem to be sheeple waiting not for fleecing, but for slaughter. Keeping your powder dry doesn't matter - you can't find primers.

Fish Out of Water said...

As the cavalcade of disturbing disclosures continue, I am reminded of a passage from the Harry Potter book, The Half-Blood Prince, which goes;

"'Fifty points from Gryffindor for lateness I think,' said Snape, 'And, let me see, another twenty for your Muggle attire. You know, I don't believe any House has ever been in such negative figures this early in the term: We haven't even started pudding. You might have set a record, Potter.'"

That aside, the news that retreads from the worst electoral mistake since the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga's Administration are in line to serve in the Harris/Biden Administration, only confirms to me that its been worst electoral mistake since the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga all along (nod to The Godfather) who's engineered this so he can pull the strings in a shadow 3rd term, while "Uncle" Joe sits cluelessly like Governor Lepetomane (Blazing Saddles) at the Resolute Desk.

The heartening news for me is, thinking happily about what's in store for the democrats in the 2022 mid-terms.

Anonymous said...

Stilt, l still cannot look at a cake doughnut...

Sam L. said...

As I keep saying, I don't know if the media is/are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dem Party, or it's the other way round, but it's OBVIOUS they're in cahoots.

TrickyRicky said...

The fingerprints of the CCP are everywhere in this nightmare. Dem, Repub, schools, media, sports and entertainment. We are already at war with the Chicoms, but we are too stupid to recognize that fact. On the other hand DJT has been warning us for 30 years.

Drew458 said...

I want to say that I'm shocked at the results of this survey, that I'm stunned how uninformed and incurious most people are. But I can't. The average person isn't very bright, and they're at the peak of the Bell curve; half the population is dimmer than they are. Very few people can think for themselves. Most are sheep, bleating today's common opinion without a thought. The media wants this, and the dull witted never even notice that every network is expressing the same idea with the very same words within moments of each other.

I see this all the time whenever the conversation shifts to the "pandemic". Most don't know a damn thing, many of them are frustrated about that, but almost none of them make the smallest effort to find anything out for themselves.

Come to think of it, I've been seeing willful stupidity since grade school. Maybe it starts at home in early childhood; lazy inept parents squashing their children's natural curiosity. Whatever, it's a generational cycle, always a downwards spiral, and there is no bottom.

Fish Out of Water said...

While not directly related to today's post, spotted this on a jobsite this morning and it portends a glimpse of a black sail on the far reaches of the horizon, of what Governor Lepetomane (Biden) may unleash:

Constitutional Litigation Fellow
At Giffords
Date Posted:
December 10th 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA

Title: Constitutional Litigation Fellow

Reports to: Litigation Director

Direct Reports: None

Hours: Full-time, Exempt, Two-year fellowship

Location: San Francisco, CA: New York, NY; or Washington, DC

The legal experts at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence fight for a safer America by researching, drafting, and defending the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence. The organization was founded over 25 years ago following a gun massacre at a San Francisco law firm and was renamed in 2017 after joining forces with the gun-safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Today, Giffords Law Center provides free assistance and expertise to lawmakers, advocates, legal professionals, law enforcement officials, and citizens who seek to improve the safety of their communities.

Giffords Law Center seeks a recent law school graduate for a fellowship focusing on the Second Amendment and other constitutional litigation theories. This role is being created to respond to recent shifts in the courts and an increased volume of gun policy litigation. The Constitutional Litigation Fellow will expand our litigation team’s capacity to draft amicus briefs and other publications on firearms law and gun violence prevention. They will also advise litigation partners, advocates, and academic community members on emerging Second Amendment and constitutional issues affecting gun policy.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Due to high volume of applicants, no phone calls or emails, please. Giffords Law Center believes all Americans deserve to live without the fear of being shot, and therefore supports interpretations of the intent of scholarship on firearms law, including by attending or organizing conferences, and tracking or publishing articles on gun policy issues.
Coordinate and edit amicus briefs defending gun violence prevention policies, and become the point person for designated pro bono partners or amicus briefs.
Serve as a thought partner to Giffords teams and legislative and policy partners by advising on relevant case law, research, and jurisprudential trends; as well as the impact of judicial nominees and other breaking news involving the courts.
Evaluate litigation partnership needs and provide technical assistance to outside lawyers defending legal challenges to gun violence prevention policies.
Support other litigation team members with legal research and document drafting as well as organizational and case-tracking assistance.
Draft and publish commentary, blog posts, and other public-facing materials on significant litigation developments, and other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills + Experience

JD degree and 0-2 years of post-law school experience.
Commitment to Giffords Law Center’s mission.
Experience with legal analysis, analyzing doctrinal trends, and significant research and writing projects.
Curiosity and eagerness to gain expertise on new areas of the law and grow the development of scholarship affecting gun policy.
Ability to creatively problem-solve, and use interpersonal skills to act as a helpful conduit of information and enthusiastic thought partner to diverse stakeholders.
Ability to balance and prioritize faster-paced collaborative work with independent research, writing, case tracking, and editing projects.

Valued Non-essential Knowledge, Skills, + Experience

Law review experience, judicial externship, or judicial clerkship
Previous familiarity with the Second Amendment, legal history, appellate litigation, US Supreme Court doctrinal trends, or public health research

Anonymous said...

a study that shows even with Democrat cheating, Trump would have trounced Joe Biden at the polls
Well maybe. Given that some number of hacked voting machines were programmed to maintain a margin for Biden, there is the possibility that no number of Trump votes would have been enough. And if the total of votes cast far exceeded the number of registered voters? The courts say, "Meh, so what?"

Sortahwitte said...

@3m. Excellent read from the Spectator. Us right wingers see it in a positive light. The other side won't see it at all. The article neglected to mention all of us old farts setting up overlook positions. Communicate, move like a ghost, communicate.

Rod said...

It's the corrupt and monied forces behind the damned media. I know a lot of very well respected, life-experienced, hard-working, patriotic and intelligent people, some being good friends of ours, with whom IMO the only problem has been where they get their news; or in many cases as you summarize; Where they don't get it. Without media support the leading Democrats would just be a completely ridiculous and failing clown show.

John the Econ said...

Well, now that it appears inevitable that the Democrats are going to get what they want, (Trump out of the White House) it's now safe to let the backlog of dirt fly on the Biden family racket so that they can get the "moderate" Joe cleared out of the way for Kamala and the Progressives.

Hey lo-fo Democrat voters who now feel deceived? How did that "early voting" work out for ya?

@Stilton, I truly hope you are working on your next book, The Kamala Sutra - An Illustrated Guide To Women Getting Ahead in the Democratic Party, because the clock is running on both the minutes remaining before Kamala takes over, and your freedom to print such a thing.

One of the things that social media has been useful for is discovering other things that supposedly "educated" and "informed" Democrats don't know. For example:

1) That the whole "Trump Russian Collusion" narrative was from a dossier purchased by the Clinton campaign from actual Russian agents.

2) That the Obama Administration was involved in promulgating the narrative and supporting an illegal investigation into the activities of political opponents.

3) That Joe Biden, supposedly acting on behalf of the Obama Administration actually did (and boasted of doing) what was later used as an impeachable allegation against Trump; threatening the withholding of funds from Ukraine to alter an investigation.

I could go on, but today was supposed to be my day off and I have a bunch of work to do.

Not only did we have a mainstream media that chose to sit on and/or ignore all of this, we also had media that actively suppressed it all. This happened, by the way under a supposed Trump regime that was supposed to be a fascist dictatorship. Worst fascist dictatorship ever!

TVAG said...

Surfacing from Lurker Mode, I am also angry about how easily so many of our fellow Americans seem to accept being misled, risking every good thing about America to the hateful plans of its enemies. But I'm concerned about some things I see here, too.

Don't any of us remember when there was talk that Obama might declare some sort of national emergency and refuse to step down as President? I can imagine Democrats who see themselves above such details as the Constitution and history doing this. Yet, some of us here have suggested the same thing in the name of a suspect election. America would never recover from such a blow. It would be a fatal precedent for the next desperate party to do it again and actually be the most effective means to destroy it.

Also, I read the "Spectator" article, and while it is worth reading, it didn't touch on a lot we'd better be prepared for if--God Prevent!--we actually start killing each other.
Consider: If any new Civil War lasts more than a few weeks--even days--who really thinks the world would sit on its hands? As soon as the US Army engages in hostilities, what will prevent China from invading Taiwan? North Korea the South? Russia the Baltic States and the rest of Ukraine--or Poland, for that matter?

With the US incapable of intervening in any foreign military adventure, where's the incentive not to risk it? Just threatening to Nuke anyone that get's out of line while we're at it is just not believable.

If our Domestic enemies are the likes of Antifa and BLM, they're not going to field armies to defend a given region, such as the Confederacy did. It will be a nation wide urban war, characterized by sniping and bombings. As Communist/Socialist Ideologues, they will deliberately target non-combatants--children, Old Folks Homes, etc, to conduct a campaign of revolutionary terror: To win by making their enemies too afraid to fight them.

Of course, the exact opposite will happen--fighting will become more bitter and prisoners will not be taken by either side. And in the case of BLM--and this prospect makes my blood run cold--ALL Black Americans will become suspect, and countless innocent lives will be taken as "Kill 'em all: Let God sort'em out!" quickly becomes the order of the day.

What will the "Enemy" look like? He won't wear an Antifa "uniform" or carry a "BLM" flag. He will look, speak, and act exactly like our neighbor because he already is. Their guerilla leadership will go into hiding once the shooting starts to plan strikes. We won't meet them on "battefields," but only when one starts shooting from cover of his choosing. No army worth a damn fights when or where his enemy wants--or expects--him to.

Urban Guerilla Warfare like starts with targeting Police, Fire, EMT's, etc, then attempts to control or disrupt infrastructure: cell towers and water lines, blockade highways to prevent food from entering cities. At each of these points, fights could occur which even if successful would still lead to damage/disruption of the very assets to be protected.

None of this is exhaustive of the negatives to face if actual Civil War starts. The only certain thing before any war is that it will be longer, meaner, and more surprising than expected. Civil War is NOT the answer--it would only be a question to which the final answer may be unimaginably horrific.

I am an Old, Fat, Un-armed Civilian, but I surrender my life to protect all this country is, warts and all. I oppose all its enemies--Foreign and Domestic--but if I have an actionable message at all, it is this: Let's do all we can to fight them, but let's not BECOME them.

THEY must fire the first shot. They must spill the first blood. In virtually all of America's wars, our enemies have been the ones to shoot first, while we have always fired the LAST shot--in victory.


John D. Egbert said...

@TrickyRicky: If we are (finally!) at war with the ChiComs it has only happened in the past four years. By contrast, the ChiComs have been at war with the US of A since June 1950. We have some catching up to do, but that seems to be our stock-in-trade.
Only time will tell -- and then only if PDJT survives this latest coup attempt.

Rod said...

I'm thinking unless someone just really WANTS to go to domestic warfare; at least for a while things will be more like everyone who can hucker down and get along will be OK for a while. There will be very support & help like we're used to. Those who are better able to handle that might be OK; those who are not will be much more helpless and will quickly add to the problem. And that's a lot of people. And I also think it may start with assassinations. We really need to avoid all that; but we may get way to close to the tipping point.

JustaJeepGuy said...

Just a quick note, @Stilt: there are some REALLY good fruitcakes available. Namely, Cryer Creek Kitchens/Collin Street Bakery right there in Corsicana, TEXAS! Try some!

I'd like to see YUUUUUGE "protests" going on with signs saying CHEATING ISN'T WINNING!!! or some such short, to-the-point truths. It would be nice too if those Gropey Joe voters who hadn't heard of those MSM-non-news stories would start demanding a re-vote, now that they know they've had the wool pulled over their eyes.

Dan said...

The late national exposure of Hunter's (and his Uncle's) misdeeds are merely preparation of the battlefield for the Dems defenestration of Gropey Joe.

He's served his purpose and it's now time for President Commie-la.

ringgo1 said...

@Maoz: Regarding Arafat, may it be so, B"H, and may Obamalek join him there.

Anonymous said...

10%: The Big Guy's share of the booty.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Excellent comments above. I don't have time to respond to everything, but I will say that if anything remotely like civil war breaks out in the future, we all lose. Oh sure, the well-prepared could live on as individuals, but our social structure would likely be gone for good. Which is why I hope that things never go that far.

In the meanwhile, in a totally non-violent way I'm growing fonder of the idea of secession - for my home state of Texas, at the very least, and maybe for like-minded others. I personally want to live under a Constitutional government, and it sure doesn't look like that's in our immediate future.

John the Econ said...

I have to wholeheartedly concur with @TVAG & @Stilton. This civil war people keep talking about isn't going to work out the way anyone thinks. I think few people appreciate how blessed we are to live in this country as it has been as flawed as it might be, how fragile our civilization really is, and what life would be like after any semblance of civil order permanently breaks down.

It certainly won't be anything resembling the one in 1863 where conservatives envision cowardly anarchists, Antifa, BLM and Marxists lined up on a field in Gettysburg to be slaughtered by the freedom-loving, flag-carrying Constitutionalist militia types. It will be an ugly hit-and-run terrorism exercise that will make easy and reliable commerce impossible. Starvation would be inevitable for most.

Yes, I predict that by possessing hard skills I'd certainly fare better than the average highly educated yet economically useless SJW you'd find in my university town. But I've also grown accustomed and appreciate the by-historical-standards easy life I currently enjoy. Even the most hardy among us would not have anything resembling an easy life after the fall.

Whatever schadenfreude I might enjoy by watching the Progressive idealists starve will not make up for what we all have lost.

JustaJeepGuy said...

@John the Econ, I personally don't care as much about what we might lose in a CWII as much as I care about restoring the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. To restore America as the Republic it was intended to be is a goal worth dying for, as many who have done so would attest. I would willingly die for that goal especially if I get to send many commies ahead of me. Commies are not Americans, and CHEATING ISN'T WINNING!!