More or less unnoticed for decades, the media habit of “calling” elections—presidential or otherwise—is not only a betrayal of the democratic process, it has become a leading factor in a new form of post-modern fascism in which we are apparently living.
Saturday morning at 11:45AM, while President Trump was off playing golf, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP and USA Today, virtually in unison as if operating on some sort of pre-arranged cue, all made the call for Joe Biden with Fox News joining them all of ten minutes later.
It was like Pravda and Izvestia working together for what they assured the Soviet public was their own good.
Moments after that, horns were honking with joy and people dancing in the streets from Los Angeles to New York.
After all, the witch was dead. Which old witch? The orange witch! Ding-dong the wicked witch was dead!
Biden was our 46th president because the media declared it so.
Of course, this was nonsense. The election is still on-going, still undecided, and will be for several weeks of legal challenges, many of them justified.
What occurred at 11:45 was basically a media psy-op (psychological operation), designed to depress and silence the roughly seventy-one million who voted for Trump and rally the seventy-some million, if they indeed exist, who voted for Biden.
The truth is, in a democracy and/or a democratic republic …
No media organization has the right to “call” an election. Period.
It’s a Big Lie squared.
Just think of the media as Democratic Party operatives with bylines, and it all makes sense. And it’s a win-win for them either way. Demoralize Trump supporters now, and if Trump’s lawyers somehow salvage the election for him, send him into his second term with a Dubya-style asterisk, just as they did in 2016.
Related: SD Gov. Kristi Noem to former Clinton-Gore flack George Stephanopoulos: ‘We Gave Al Gore 37 Days to Run the Process’ — Trump Voter Deserve Same Consideration.