Newsmax is only covering Donald Trump’s election lies, while Fox News and One America News Network are ignoring the results of the Arizona audit.
Matthew Sheffield tweeted:
This is what "media bias" looks like:
Fox News has nothing on its homepage about the Arizona fake recount that showed Trump lost the state in 2020. https://t.co/4hcpurxfXV
Neither does OANN. https://t.co/8b3kZVtgSM
Newsmax is covering it, but only Trump's lies about it. pic.twitter.com/Ti3bz1U8me
— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) September 24, 2021
The conservative cable networks hyped the Arizona fraudit for months, but when the results, no matter how dubious they are, show that it was actually Joe Biden, not Donald Trump who had his total undercounted, conservative media ignores the audit, like it never happened.
Trump and Republicans have warped the term media bias to mean a factual story that they disagree with. The term has become so misused that people can’t see what real bias looks like.
Conservative media’s handling of the results of the Arizona audit is a textbook example of media bias in action.
The Arizona audit is not credible, so media outlets should not be stating that it confirms Biden’s win. Joe Biden’s win was already confirmed before he took office.
The audit process itself does reveal that even when Republicans try to cook the books on election returns, they fail to prove their claims that the election was stolen.
Because the audit was a flop, conservative media is ignoring the results.
That’s what real media bias looks like.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association