Accuracy in Media

The liberal media outlets continue to call the Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee an ‘election hack’ and how Russia’s proliferation of ‘fake news’ outlets influenced the election.

The Obama White House released a statement and said that they will enact sanctions due to cyber-espionage, “In October, my Administration publicized our assessment that Russia took actions intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.” It did not elaborate that the Russians did not hack voting machines and change votes, which would be an ‘election hack’, and instead Russians focused on information warfare, also known as signals intelligence (or SIGINT).

USA Today’s article on Obama’s impending sanctions of Russia did not mention that voting machines weren’t hacked, but it was only the DNC e-mails and those published by Wikileaks.

The New York Times buried deep in their article on the ‘election hack’ the following sentence:

But there is no evidence, American officials said, that Russia sought to manipulate votes or voter rolls on Nov. 8.

The Washington Post pointed out that a state voter registration roll may have been hacked, but nothing was changed. It still begs the question, was it hacked? Where is the proof?

Although Russian government hackers are believed to have penetrated at least one state voter-registration database, they did not tamper with the data, officials said.

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