CNN and the leftist-aligned media are demonizing the Republican party for ideas and actions they themselves advocated for in the past. It has a very ‘rules for thee but not for me’ vibe that belies their partisanship. CNN Analyst John Avlon appeared on Monday morning’s New Day for his regular “Reality Check”. Rather than report fairly, the leftist hack remarked: “Republicans are enabling an autocratic strain in our politics that sees any election lost by their side as illegitimate.”
In 2000, the media was vocal about ‘voting irregularities’ and that Al Gore was the actual winner of the election. Now when the party lines are flipped, CNN and the rest of the networks are completely against Donald Trump questioning the results and pursuing cases in court.
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Now, John Avlon paints with a broad brush that tries to paint all Republicans as against democracy: “but why the hell are we even having this conversation? The idea of overturning the popular vote should be repellent to anyone who claims to value our democracy, but even democracy itself seems suspect to some Republicans.”
For one thing, Avlon ignores that America was meant to be a Republic, not a democracy. This did not stop the leftist analyst from complaining about the system:
…But the fact is that Republicans have gotten very comfortable winning without a majority of votes. Get this, Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six elections, but won the presidency in 12 of the last 20 years. In the Senate, the current Republican majority represents 15 million fewer Americans than the democratic minority. And that margin is only expected to grow.
Rather than reporting the reality, Avlon once again resorts to insulting remarks: “let’s be clear. What we’re watching is far more dangerous than Republicans simply coddling President Trump’s ego until he accepts losing the election. It reveals a discomfort with democracy itself.
Avlon finishes his hit job with a biased call to action: “…Senator Lee and his allegedly constitutional conservative colleagues should tell Donald Trump to stop acting like an autocrat and accept the results of this free and fair election.”
CNN should accept that as journalists, their job is to report the facts and news of the nation, not their own biased, DNC provided talking points full of speculation. As for deciding everything by the popular vote? Given that CNN is routinely crushed by Fox in the ratings, maybe the cable outlet doesn’t want to go down that route.
LifeNews Note: Joseph Norris is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center and Newsbusters where this originally appeared.