The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the need for an open and honest flow of information from our news sources. Americans must have access to critical knowledge about political candidates if they are to make informed voting decisions, and news agencies are obligated to provide honest and unbiased information.
A recent poll indicates that a large percentage of voters would have voted differently if the mainstream media and social media sources had not censored the positive news about Donald Trump and the negative news about Joe Biden. Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center made the following statement.
It is absolutely unequivocal, the evidence that it was the national news movement that deliberately, and I underscore deliberatively, made it a point not to tell the public about these stories that nobody can question…. And now we’re showing the evidence that it cost Donald Trump the election.
The Media Research Center selected “eight news stories” considered to be “important topics” that the liberal news media did not cover properly. Of the eight topics, three were negative about the Biden-Harris ticket and five were positive about the Trump administration. Rich Noyes is the research director at the Media Research Center. He indicated in a report that the survey discovered that 17% of citizens voting for Biden would have voted differently “if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories.” Bozell said that “Trump would have won every single contested race in America” if the eight stories would have had accurate reporting and that Trump “would have had at least 311 electoral votes.”
The survey was completed by the Polling Company, which surveyed 1,750 Biden voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. “The survey found that 82% of people who voted for Biden did not know of at least one of the eight stories.” The report noted the following:
[Tara Reade’s allegations that Biden sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.]
If they had known about Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations, 8.9% told us they would have changed their vote…. By itself, this would have flipped all six of the swing states won by Biden (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) giving the president a win with 311 Electoral College votes.
[Lack of positive reports on the Trump administration’s successes.]
The five pre-election jobs reports from June 5 to October 2 showed a record 11,161,000 jobs were created in the extraordinary snapback from the pandemic recession
Yet, a large number of Biden voters (39.4%) said they didn’t know about this achievement. If they had, 5.4% said they would have changed their vote; this would have swung Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to Trump, who would have won with 295 electoral votes.
[New York Post article on October 14 alleging that an email found on a computer believed to belong to Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, indicated that Hunter introduced his father to a Ukrainian business executive from Burisma, a Ukraine-based natural gas company where Hunter was a member of the board. Also, a business associate said in an interview with Tucker Carlson that he was in meetings with Joe Biden when company business with China was discussed.]
One polling question read, “At the time you cast your vote for president, were you aware that evidence exists, including bank transactions the FBI is currently investigating, that directly links Joe Biden and his family to a corrupt financial arrangements between a Chinese company with connections to the Chinese Communist Party that was secretly intended to provide the Biden family with tens of millions of dollars in profits?”
Among respondents who voted for Biden, 45.1% said they were unaware of this.
Of Biden voters, 9.4% said they wouldn’t have voted for Biden had they known, “flipping all six of the swing states he won to Trump, giving the president 311 electoral votes,” according to the Media Research Center.
“The scandal, I think, points to perhaps the largest scandal in history where the government is concerned where the allegation was that the vice president of the United States was, in fact, lining his pockets with shady business deals with Chinese communist companies,” Bozell said.
The Biden laptop purportedly confirms all of that. So you would have thought that the same media that were going hog wild [during] the Kavanaugh hearings when there was no evidence of it would go crazy over this one.”
Other themes in the survey included Senator Kamala Harris’ liberal viewpoints, the 33.1% economic growth, and the Middle East peace deals. This report explains a lot about how people could vote for Biden, a candidate who was credibly accused of sexual assault and who was doing business with foreign nations.
Biden voters either did not know because the media kept the information from them, or they did not care because they hated Trump so much. Only repentance will help people who are blinded by hate, but this report shows that lack of information can have a drastic effect on elections. It illustrates the importance of seeking critical knowledge from sources other than the mainstream media.