The mainstream media and the duopoly corporate parties — both Republican and Democratic — have gone into full force attack on Donald Trump for his refusal to accept the election results, which he has repeatedly said are rigged. It’s time a candidate who has been the victim of a rigged election speaks up.
Everywhere you turn today the mainstream media is united in attacking Donald Trump for refusing to say he will accept the results of the election he considers rigged.
They’re saying that his attitude undermines democracy, that it shows no respect for the election system our country is based upon. Really? As publisher of OpEdNews.com I’ve published over 10,000 articles on election integrity, questioning the trustworthiness and raising the concern that elections can be hacked or corrupted.
We know, through Wikileaks, that Hillary and the Clinton campaign rigged, in many ways, the Democratic primary, using the State Department to influence the FBI, lying and deceiving within the DNC, collaborating with the mainstream media. Trump has every reason to believe that the Clinton campaign will do all it can to rig the election.
Bernie Sanders accepted the results of the primary, even after some of the Wikileaks revelations began to come out. I’m not judging him for doing that. His rationale is he negotiated the most progressive Democratic platform in history. If Bernie had challenged the results, especially after the Wikileaks revelations, if he’d called for his supporters to take action, to go to the streets, to make noise to demand a legal response — to the rigging, to the FBI corruption of the law, things might have been very different. .
It appears that Trump will fight such rigging. He’s started fighting it already. He’s preparing his supporters to be furious, to take action. I don’t know what kind of action, but they’ll be ready for action.
In reality, Trump has done much to sabotage his campaign, perhaps not intentionally, but because he is a narcissistic who is unable to control his impulses.
But his message that he does not trust the election is not a bad one for democracy. It is a good one. It is getting millions of people to look more closely at the election system and process. The risk of corruption of electronic voting, with the inability to do a verifiable recount is very real, yet the mainstream media have literally mocked those who raise the concern as conspiracy theorists. Chuck Todd, current host for Meet The Press, is one of the worst.
It’s hard to believe that the mainstream media are so obtuse or stupid to ignore the obviousness of the problem of an electronic voting system. That suggests that their indignance, their outrage is a drama aimed at embarrassing, intimidating and making people who are inclined to believe Trump feel foolish.
This media offensive aimed at challenging the idea that the election is rigged goes hand in hand with the massive campaign Clinton and Obama are orchestrating, selling Wikileaks as a propaganda agent being used by the Russians.
Let’s start with the statement by NBC’s Bryan Williams, who said,
“The disqualifying moment for Americans who believe in and respect a peaceful transition of power came along with an audience gasp in the room when Donald Trump refused under direct questioning to say he would honor the outcome of the election, the will of the voters.”
This is from a man who was suspended from NBC because he lied about his experience.
Then, there’s David Gregory, a hack who was dumped from hosting Meet The Press, who said, “This Is a Death Blow for Donald Trump.”
‘University of California-Irvine election law professor Rick Hasen said, “Our democracy is a fragile thing which depends upon accepting the rules of the game.”‘
Mediaite.com reports that Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC had a different take, quoting him as saying, “”How many people in Scranton, Pennsylvania care about what he said in that answer compared to people in news rooms that are whimpering and whining with their, you know, soy lattes?”
and further, Mediaite reports Scarborough said,
‘”I think for elites and media people [“] to try to boil that entire debate down to that one answer, that’s very predictable,” he said. The notion that Trump said he would challenge the election was a media fiction, Scarborough insisted. “He never said that! Which is extraordinary — the leap that all the media has made,” he said.’
The list is long and deep. This message, that the election system is trustworthy, is a core part of keeping the crooked corporate system up and running. If millions of people start questioning our election process, if they question Hillary’s win, who knows where it will go? One thing I am sure of: we need more people waking up to the reality that the system IS broken, that the system has been rigged for a long time, that big corporations and the plutocrats have been at war with the middle class. Bill Moyers said it 13 years ago. It’s even worse now, and a big part of the reason it’s worse is because most Americans, especially liberals, the ones who supported Hillary in the primary, have not awakened to the reality.
It’s freaking the powers that be out that a presidential candidate is speaking the truth about the system.
I can’t bring myself to vote for Clinton or Trump, but at least Trump is bringing some truth to the process. It’s no surprise that the powers that be are trying to make Trump look crazy.
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Rob Kall is the founder and editor-in-chief of OpEdNews.
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