Accuracy in Media

The biggest losers on election night were in the liberal media, an adjunct of the national Democratic Party. But the far-left “progressives” who had backed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and then rationalized voting for Hillary Clinton lost big. Many conservatives in the media also look like fools.

The left-wingers who were humiliated include:

  • Noam Chomsky, the Marxist academic, had come up with the idea of voting for Hillary as the lesser of two evils. He argued that, in competitive “swing” states, a “progressive” should vote for the “lesser evil” Democrat. This was necessary to stop Trump, he said.
  • Jeff Cohen, a professor of journalism at Ithaca College, co-authored an article with Norman Solomon that echoed Chomsky and said, “…if we lived in a swing state, we would vote for Clinton as the only way to prevent a Trump presidency.” Cohen and Solomon were Sanders supporters.
  • Michael Moore, the left-wing filmmaker, endorsed Hillary and screened his film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” at a pro-Hillary rally in Michigan, a state that Trump won. Moore said of Hillary, “I think and I hope that she is a different person. She says she is. She’s adopted two-thirds of Bernie’s platform.”
  • The Communist Party USA. On the eve of the election, in an article headlined, “Vote like life itself were hanging in the balance. It is!,” the CPUSA paper the People’s World told American communists: “You’re urgently needed to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates in your state—especially because right wingers have been playing dirty tricks to suppress voting.”

Interestingly, the author of this CPUSA article was Larry Rubin, who declared, “In the mid-1990s I was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, a speechwriter for the Department of Education. I saw up close how brilliant and knowledgeable Hillary Clinton is.”

On the Republican or conservative side of the media, the big losers include:

  • Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard. Kristol had encouraged a third party challenge to Trump, while Hayes had written the article, “Why I’m Not Voting for Trump or Hillary.”
  • George Will of The Washington Post had written a column, “If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House,” which argued that “In losing disastrously, Trump probably would create down-ballot carnage sufficient to end even Republican control of the House.” In fact, the Republicans maintained control of the House and Senate.
  • Charlie Sykes, considered the most influential political talk show host in Wisconsin, was a “Never Trump” activist who is now eating crow. Wisconsin went for Trump.
  • Glenn Beck, who claimed that Trump was “unhinged” and a “sociopath,” said that “the odds are stacked against the Republican nominee” on Election Day. Beck said of Trump, “[A] sociopath is somebody who doesn’t really see the human experience in anyone else, and I haven’t seen that in him. I haven’t seen him deeply affected by the human condition in an individual.” In fact, as we noted in several columns, Trump tapped into the desperation of the forgotten white working class voters.
  • National Review, which ran an editorial “Against Trump,” argued that Trump was “a menace to American conservatism.”
  • Former Bush speechwriter and Post columnist Michael Gerson had insisted that Trump supporters “are encouraging an alternate and degraded version of the American story.”
  • Post “Right Turn” blogger Jennifer Rubin was strongly anti-Trump and had argued that the “NeverTrump” Republicans had signaled to their own party “that it cannot expect blind party loyalty,” and that “Their higher obligation is to the welfare of the country.”

In a Wall Street Journal column back in February, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard had predicted that Trump would divide the Republican Party, leading it to defeat. His column ran under the headlines, “Republicans Are Campaigning to Lose. The candidate brawls and party disunity are setting up Clinton or Sanders for a win in November.”

Now, in The Weekly Standard, Barnes has written a column declaring that Trump’s victory “was part of a broad Republican triumph.” He says, “Republicans kept control of the Senate, a feat that once had seemed impossible since they had 24 seats at stake and Democrats only ten. Trump didn’t split the party. He strengthened it.”

All of the editors and contributors at RedState.com—except one—also have egg on their faces. Erick Erickson, former editor in chief of RedState; Caleb Howe, Managing Editor; and Jay Caruso, Assistant Managing Editor, had all predicted a Clinton win with 48 percent, compared to 42 percent for Trump.

In order to make a dent in media bias, those of us in the media watchdog business will be watching to see if Trump follows through on breaking up the big liberal media monopolies. Another policy he should pursue is thwarting foreign ownership and control of the U.S. media.




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Comments

  • RMThoughts

    The biggest loser in AIM, is Trotskyite exceptionalist cold warrior Cliff Kincaid. To his eternal chagrin, Trump will work with Putin and Russia instead of a neocon war with Russia.

    Then of course we have the end of the Clinton Crime Syndicate, voted for and supported by the GOPe and the Bush Crime Syndicate – may they all disappear into to oblivion before they rot in Hell.

    We can only hope that today is the day that George Bush and family, the GOPe, the dual passport neocons and #neverAmerica movement conservatives and all their NWO globalist ilk who supported Hillary come to the end of their political road.

  • lubaska

    I agree. the biggest loser and fool is C.K. who can write the article full of almost ad hominem attacks. And he is totally blind and in service of tsar Putin. God save America and its stupid people who voted for clown…

  • Bruce

    GOD BLESS AMERICA. I couldn’t vote this year because I’m an expat overseas, and I didn’t get all my paperwork in time. All the P.C.(political correctness), Godlessness, misbehavior by the radicals, and attempts to crush opposing free speech, just became too much for us all to stomach anymore. Good Luck President Trump. Make us all proud.

  • Jack Parsons

    America has been in the midst of a tyrannical oligarchy, who attempted to rule us by fiat, for the past eight years. The silent majority, the unlikely voters, wearied of being mocked, showed up at the polls last night, as occurred during the Brexit vote.
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  • Houstonwehaveaproblem

    The biggest loser is Germany, guys.

  • Deert

    The ‘experts’ either don’t know any more than you or I, or purposely speak differently from what they do know.

  • Bethesdagal

    And this is why I’m now an ” anti-establishment” – because those who claim to speak for the Republican party threw Trump under the bus.
    I didn’t vote for Trump in the primary but I did with 100% support in the general. I am THRILLED he won, and that he’s NOT a politician, and thrilled for the first time in SIXTEEN YEARS who my president will be. ( ok, and thrilled she lost !)

  • Poptoy1949

    Geez you are full of it.

  • jug

    Some people think “the gun owners” made the difference!
    What with both HRC’s and BO’s positions there, I think it’s totally ironic!
    What a swat to HRC’s azz!

  • Webuppp

    Assholes like you will never learn, and will never be american. OUR INTELLIGANCE, CIA, NSA, FBI, ARE THE ONES THAT GAVE WIKILEAKS THE EMAILS IDIOT, WHAT THE RUSSIAN GOT WAS 20& OF OUR URANIUM. HILDABITCH NOW NEEDS TO BE BOUGHT UP ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES AND HUNG, AND UNAMERICANS LIKE YOU EXILED

  • Webuppp

    WAR IN THE STREETS THERE, the loser hildabitch and the other marxist obama own the same thing if the Syrians start their crap here.

  • Webuppp

    Ding dong the witch is dead who’s the witch? Hildabitch ding dng the wicked witch is dead….. repeat

  • The biggest looser is Obama because Hillary was suppose to win and protect his crap that he has done to the country the last 8 years. And I hope the teachers unions because of what they have done to the students in this country indoctrinating them into socialism. We have to clean up the education system and the first is any teacher caught in indoctrinating students into socialism should be fired and not one cent from the retirement fund.

  • g4youok

    The globalist ruling class of both parties have sold this nation out. If Hillary goes down then half the GOPe and its donor class and dual passport Neocons goes with them – and you go back to what is stamped on your other passport

  • RMThoughts

    Hilllary delivered State secrets using the weak private email server. and had an easy means of accepting payment through a “charitable” foundation!

    This is a perfect setup to sell State secrets for cash.A perfect espionage operation, running out the US State Department, with the weak email server providing the secrets and a charitable foundation to accept and launder the payments!

    Hillary doesn’t have to physically steal the files, the way Jonathan Pollard did. Hillary doesn’t have to scratch an X on a mailbox, the way Aldrich Ames did. Hillary doesn’t have to tape bundles of stolen documents underneath a park bridge, like Robert Hannsen did!

    Hillary and Co., running an espionage operation selling government secrets and access while the dual passport Neocons in State and Defense departments, the GOPe, the GOP cocktail class, and principled movement conservatives all vote Hillary.

    Your right, George Bush Inc., and all the elite GOP ruling class who voted for her should be exiled

  • John Cunningham

    I don’t really care about Hillary as I do Obama. From day one he gave every agency under the Federal umbrella license to steal and orgy. I guess he promised them immunity and seemingly kept his word. Barack Obama, arrogantly treated the Presidency as his way to get back at America and it’s History and whites in general. He also hated the European Colonialism and probably made a promise to his Mother to get back at them.

  • Idaho Bob

    There are several reasons that I voted for Trump even though I never really liked him as the candidate. Hillary Clinton was the first and greatest reason, then there was Glen Beck’s vitriolic rants that had no basis of reality. He threw innuendo after insult at Trump. Couple Beck’s disdain with that of the main stream media, the left’s panic, and the angst of the establishment right and I felt compelled to vote Trump.

  • Ted

    “The big losers on election day” were, as usual, the great American public which has been getting bamboozled badly by the politicos running both major political parties for the past 30 or so years!

  • Ted

    You can hang Hillary right after you first hang George W. Bush, Dickhead Cheney, and their Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld neocon cabal!

  • sixlittlerabbits

    I’m rejoicing that Trump is in and Hillary (and Obama et al) is out. Thanks, Cliff, for the great work you do.

  • Webuppp

    I agree with you ted, everyone you named is a maxist, traitor to the republic. With the exception of wolfowitz, i dont know who he is. You can add colin powell, connie rice, james a baker, bush 41, brent scolcroft, andrew card, and a dozen more i could name, i could be wrong teddy, but i think you were trying to tit for tat me on your reply. Maybe you learned something today, the GOP had marxists in our ranks as well, they should themselfs coming against trump, proof is in some of the names i mentioned that voted for hillary that are GOP marxists. The difference is your entire party is full of them. With the GOP, its not thru the ranks as yet. The president elect will start weeding them out as well. We call it draining the swamp. And as the president says….. this i can tell you!

  • Webuppp

    The gop insiders are nowhere is the same number as the donkey sir, aside from that, i could care less if a GOP member was committing crimes against the people and got caught, my alligence sir, is to the republic, for which it stands. Im a patriot first. GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY. If i GOP want to stick his or her hand in the cookie jar, they get caught, they get kicked out. Thats another difference between the patriot, and progressive turd. The turd always has the idiotology of ignorance & party as one. Obviously, they dont believe in God, but rather self, so God isnt even on the list. All one needs to see who is causing the violance and protests in the streets, not one peep from the donkey, or the progressive marxists therein

  • Peter

    They, the MSM, don’t reflect public opinion. They haven’t got a clue, and they think they are leading it. They’re not.

  • Peter

    The wrinkled, smiling, bug-eyed rubber clown with mouth wide open was Clinton. She has now been banished. The American people have decreed what shall be, with what is theirs, without any influence or interference from Clinton. Now, shut ya’ face Clinton! Bug off.

  • Lorilu

    Beck said Trump was a sociopath, defined as someone who doesn’t see the human experience in anyone else. How then to account for the stories of Trump’s quiet help to people who need it, such as the family whose child was too sick to be allowed on a commercial airline flight, and Trump put his own plane at their disposal, so their child could be transported to treatment? Or the man who had his mortgage paid off because he had offered help to Trump?

  • jg collins

    We have to address the possibility that Beck was a Cryptocrat.

  • Richard Schmidt

    What the left means by popular vote is that the election “should” have been decided CA, IL and NY alone. More of their conveniece oriented definition of “democracy”

  • You left out some real “winners.” Raging Maddog, [AKA Rachel Maddow], Don Lemon, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and 2 beauts: Chris [Toilet Paper] Matthews, and the eminent Barbara Boxer”Sawdust for Brains” Boxer. There are many more. Listening to these zealots is like following Peter Pan.

  • f u moron

  • bush did not vote 4 that wench nor is the bush family criminals!

  • you guys are nuts

  • Webuppp

    And you are an uneducated progessive fool acting like one of there drones. Wake the hell up, why would you want to be on the wrong side of history/life

  • Webuppp

    They dont make hands that big

  • Steven Barrett

    Biggest losers besides the American public? Any of the closed circle of expensive talking mannequins who refuse to admit they refused to see the signs when they had the chance to find out Hillary was in trouble. To this crowd, I include myself until the final days when the more I looked over that so-called “blue wall” and it looked like nothing but a fanciful p.r. schlockmeister’s dream to keep people more tuned towards their idiot boxes thus keeping the revenue generators in the ad departments of our biggest paper chains and electronic media happy. Controversy and drama sell ads and ads pay for the outrageous salaries and esp. super perks enjoyed by those at the top.
    That’s only a smamttering of who’s who in the loser column. There was one big huge and indisputable winner, Michael Moore who predicted Michigan to be the key state, and Hillary Clinton’s Achilles heel and SIegfried’s un-blood-stained portion of his back. Think of all the red caps and think of the ninety thousand empty circles or squares leflt on the ballots by people who wouldn’t vote for Trump and even give Hillary another thought as their backup as if they felt compelled to vote. That’s a lot of votes lost. And the same pattern was repeated in other states Bernie Sanders won in the midwest, save for Ohio. Even Comey’s botched actions couldn’t explain for this gap in so many middle western small towns, many of whose population are farmers for their main source of income and employed in sundry part time jobs just to pay the bills.
    Think also of all the women who were sure Trump would get clocked on his past dealings with the opposite sex. Then think also of the thousands of (Pink “Women for Trump”) signs held aloft during Trump rallies. How much did he spend on those relatively simple, and inexpensive signs and all those red caps he handed out in liberal portions. It’s all there and plus lots more if anybody wants to do a reasonably comprehensive post-mortem on Clinton’s far more expensive and elaborate run. Trump turned the tables and as a Democrat … even though I still disagree with him and hold my nose at the prospect of Giuliani at Justice, Bolton or Gingrich at Sate, etc. I have to hand it to Trump and his campaign team especially when they focused on running for president at the end instead of behaving more like a high school class bully running for class president.

  • edwin

    Hillary’s server is one of the few in government whose server wasn’t hacked including the state dept.’s As to Hillary selling government secrets is a crock and you know it.

  • edwin

    How in the hell do you know bigmouth. you don’t

  • RMThoughts

    FBI said there was 100% chance that Hillary’s play/pay station serve was hacked by 5 foreign governments.

  • edwin

    Clinton and her campaign have repeatedly claimed that there is “no evidence” that the server was hacked. And according to The New York Times, the FBI has reviewed security logs provided by Pagliano and have found no evidence of a hack.

  • RMThoughts

    NYT “Hillary Clintons Eman was probably Hacked”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/07/us/hillary-clintons-email-was-probably-hacked-experts-say.html?_r=0

    According to DHS: “Clinton server faced hacking from China, South Korea and Germany”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/hillary-clinton-email-server-hacked-china-south-korea-germany-214546

    Foreign Policy Magazine tells us FBI said Clintons server was hacked.
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/02/fbi-an-account-on-clintons-private-email-server-was-hacked/

    Fox News reporting the FBI believes up to five foreign intelligence agencies managed to hack into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
    https://www.rt.com/usa/365344-clinton-treason-server-hacked/

    National Review says it was certainly hacked.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/422575/pretty-damning-nugget-buried-aps-clinton-e-mail-story-patrick-brennan

  • edwin

    There’s facts and there’s right wing conspiracy remarks.
    Comey Testimony: No Evidence Of Hacking, Poured Cold Water on Guccifer’s Past Claims Saying “He Admitted That Was a Lie”
    Contrary to the baseless speculation and conspiracy theories, there has never been any evidence found to support the allegation that Hillary Clinton’s server was hacked:
    NY Times: “Security Logs of Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Are Said to Show No Evidence of Hacking.”
    Reuters: “The two sources said the U.S. investigation of Lazar turned up no evidence to support the hacker’s claims that he had broken into Clinton’s private server.”
    FBI Director James Comey: “We did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked.”
    FBI Director James Comey: The hacker Guccifer “did not [gain access to Clinton’s server], he admitted that was a lie.”
    Vox: “Importantly, the [State Department IG] report doesn’t turn up any evidence that Clinton’s emails were successfully hacked or compromised.”
    Factcheck.org: “Trump falsely claimed that the private server that Clinton used as secretary of state “was easily hacked by foreign governments.” Attempts were made to hack into Clinton’s server, but the identity of the hackers has not been determined and there has been no evidence to date that any of them were successful.”
    However, the same can not be said for the State Department and other government email systems:
    Reuters: State Department’s Unclassified Email Systems Hacked
    CNN: Sources: State Dept. hack the ‘worst ever’
    Washington Post: “The breach is the latest of a series of electronic intrusions first detected last month on government computer systems at a variety of agencies, from the White House to the U.S. Postal Service to the National Weather Service. The suspected hackers of the White House’s computer network were believed to be working for the Russian government.”

  • Steven Barrett

    Moore called it last Spring. He saw developments working against Clinton months ago and reported on it and it was the Democrats in November who were the biggest losers in this case since they didn’t heed his warning, nor did they learn anything from Bernie Sanders’ upset of HRC last Spring. Not a thing.

  • BikeIce

    Is that all you got……..name calling and foul language? Pathetic, but what liberals always do when faced with facts they cannot refute