Fox News Online Quashes Coverage of Newsom’s Landslide Victory Over Recall and Trump-ism

The election to recall the governor of California went down in flames on Tuesday. Gavin Newsom defeated the blatantly partisan Republican sham with a whopping 28 point margin of victory. The results exceeded the predictions of recent polls and the race was called within an hour of the closing of the polls.

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The outcome was a crushing blow to the GOP’s already Lilliputian stature in the Golden State. But it was also a striking repudiation of Donald Trump and his surly surrogate, Larry Elder. The parallels between Trump and Elder should have been a signal to California’s Republicans that Elder could not prevail. He even parroted Trump’s knee-jerk reaction to electoral drubbings by baselessly charging that the the election was rigged before any of the results were even tabulated.

Elder may have been fooled by the adoring coverage he got from Fox News He appeared on the network dozens of times prior to the election for interviews that were little more than campaign ads. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that after the election Fox News has imposed “radio silence” with regard to reporting Newsom’s triumph.

More than twelve hours after the race was called for Newsom, Fox News has not posted a single tweet announcing that Newsom had won. Although they did find time to tweet about the “volatile” Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne relationship, Nicki Minaj’s views on vaccines, and Rand Paul calling for another Biden staffer to be removed.

What’s more, Fox’s website also suppressed information about the recall results. There were no stories near the top of the page, but if you scrolled far enough down you would only find tangential and negatively framed articles such as…

  • Celebrities react to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s victory in his recall election
    Because that’s the most important post-election analysis Fox News could muster.
  • Newest CNN hire faces backlash after comments on Newsom recall
    Because reporting on other reporters takes priority over reporting actual news.
  • LA Times celebrates Gavin Newsom’s recall win over ‘extremist, intolerant’ Larry Elder: ‘A sigh of relief’
    Because Fox News can’t resist accusing other media of political bias.
  • Joe Concha: Newsom victory won’t erase California’s homelessness, crime, high taxes
    Because Fox apparently thinks that all political problems should be resolved a few hours after an election

Fox News spent many hours in the months before the recall election interviewing Elder and other Republican politicians and pundits. The election was cast a watershed event that would reveal the future course of California and the nation. But that was when Fox thought there was a chance that Newsom would lose. Now that he has achieved a resounding victory, Fox News is trying to pretend that the election never happened.

Don’t be surprised if Fox News never mentions the recall again. In fact, look for them to return to lying about Afghanistan, and defending the January 6th insurrectionists, and blaming low vaccination rates on Biden and Black Americans, and whatever other manufactured nonsense they’re cooking up. It’s what they do. And they won’t tolerate any real news getting in their way.

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Larry Elder is Already Using Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Excuses for When He Loses the Recall

The election to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom is just a week away. The outcome could upend national politics if Newsom is recalled and Larry Elder, a radical right-wing radio talk show host, is elected. He has already promised to appoint a Republican should Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat become available. That would hand the Senate majority to the GOP and Mitch McConnell.

Donald Trump, Larry Elder

For the time being, most polls are showing that Newsom is ahead. A majority of Californians say that they are voting “No” on the recall. But the dynamics of an off-year, special election are difficult to predict. So much depends on motivation and turnout. There is, therefore, no leeway for complacency. Everyone needs to be on full alert to get out the vote of their friends, neighbors, and even strangers, who will vote against the recall.

Among those who are paying close attention to the polls is Trump Republican, Larry Elder. He was interviewed on the Fox News program MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz on Sunday. In between his well rehearsed campaign talking points, Elder revealed just how worried he is about his potential defeat. During the interview he made a point of embracing Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him (video below at 4:36). Elder said that…

“I don’t believe the election was won fairly and squarely – and by the way, that quote was truncated – I also went on to say there were shenanigans. We know there were shenanigans in Michigan, shenanigans in Wisconsin, in Pennsylvania.

“We know the Hunter Biden story was spiked. And enough Biden voters say that had they known about that Hunter Biden story that was spiked by Twitter – and the New York Post had their own Twitter account shut down – had they known about that story they wouldn’t have voted for Biden.

“And we know that for two and a half years Donald Trump was pursued by this bogus Russia collusion story. So there are all sorts of reasons why the 2020 election was, in my opinion, full of shenanigans. And my fear is that they’re gonna try that in this election right here in recall.”

First of all, let’s dispose of Elder’s Hunter Biden deflection. He’s referring to assertions by Brent Bozell of the uber-conservative Media Research Center (MRC). Bozell claims to have conducted a survey that found that 4.6% of Democrats said they would not have voted for Joe Biden had they known this story. [FYI: That would not have been enough to change the outcome of the election]. Needless to say, the disreputable and biased MRC survey cannot be taken seriously. Bozell is, after all, a fully indoctrinated Trump-fluffer who, when asked about the violent January 6th insurrection in Washington, D.C., defended the rioters saying that “They are furious that they believe this election was stolen. I agree with them.” And his son was arrested and charged for his participation in the riots.

Following Elder’s election fraud fear mongering, he gave out his website address and encouraged his listeners to be on the lookout for voter fraud. “Whenever you hear anything,” Elder pleaded, “see anything suspicious, go to my website. We have a battery of lawyers. We’re gonna file lawsuits in a timely fashion this time.”

So Elder is employing Trump’s “rigged election” tactics early. He is preparing for what he apparently believes is a good probability of his losing. After he which he will emulate his mentor, Trump, and refused to concede, while he makes baseless challenges to the election results and – just like Trump – undermines American democracy.

This is apparently going to be a standard feature of sore loser campaigns by Republicans going forward. And by embracing whining as a tactic they are virtually assuring that will lose even more frequently.

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Jump to 4:36 for this part of the interview.

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In Deranged Tweets Trump Says that All California Votes ‘Must Not Count’

The evidence of Donald Trump’s mental infirmity continues to pile up. On a daily basis he openly exhibits an unbridled rage at those he fears. He proclaims that he has the “total authority” of the tyrants he admires. With paranoid fervor he regards every critic as a “hater” who is out to get him. He ignores the suffering and death caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) while focusing furiously on his abysmal polling. And he refuses to accept responsibility for any of his actions, while vainly shifting blame to others.

Donald Trump, Constitution

The psychoses of Trump could fill a textbook on sociopaths and narcissists. The latest example of the severity of his psychological degradation was displayed in another Twitter outburst on Saturday morning. This one was boiling over with fear and desperation as he lashed out incoherently at Americans who happen to live in California.

Seriously, what on Earth is he ranting about? Californians have had access to mail-in voting for years. The only new twist is that Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed an executive order sending ballots to all registered voters in the state. They are not obligated to use them, but they have the choice. And that freedom, that makes voting easier for everyone, is what Trump believes is a “SCAM!” Consequently, in his diseased mind, all the votes of American citizens in California “must not count.” What sort of madness produces this disgustingly undemocratic – and un-American – idiocy?

Trump’s tweet also makes the bizarre assertion that a voting booth was just opened “in the most Democrat area in the State.” Does anyone know what he’s even talking about anymore? There are voting booths in every district. Does he think that predominantly Democratic districts shouldn’t have them? Is the prospect of Democrats voting the basis for his complaint that “It’s all rigged out there”?

UPDATE: In another tweet, Trump elaborated on his curious remarks about new voting booths. Apparently he thinks that voting in California is “supposed to be mail in ballots only.” He is wrong, of course. And he’s demonstrating how pitiful he is at comprehending what’s going on around him.

Trump continued to address the matter of mail-in voting in his very next tweet, which promoted a Republican candidate. Except in that tweet Trump completely reversed himself himself noting that in this special election there is mail-in voting and offering this reminder to his cult followers: “Mail in ballots, & check that they are counted!” Really? So for Republicans mail-in voting isn’t a scam and those votes should be counted? And a couple of tweets later Trump declares that the whole “CA25 is a Rigged Election.”

The question of mail-in voting is a touchy subject for Trump and all Republicans. They have always had a mortal fear of expanding the electorate. Trump recently said the quiet part out loud with a rant about mail-in voting wherein he whined that “They had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” Trump is afraid because he knows that the more people who vote, the less likely it is that he will be reelected. Republicans at large have the same fear.

This fear is what is driving Trump’s assault on the U.S. Postal Service. His hostility to this agency, that is explicitly authorized by the Constitution, is rooted in his jealousy of and contempt for Jeff Bezos, a real billionaire and the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post. In a rancid screed last month Trump called the Postal Service “a joke,” and threatened to withhold funding if they didn’t quadruple their rates. That, of course, would put an enormous burden on every business, as well as every American wanting to wish their grandmas a happy birthday.

Trump’s nauseating attack on democracy must not be ignored or normalized. He needs to be called out for this obvious grasping of totalitarian rule. This week Trump appointed a new postmaster general who just happens to be a major Trump ally and donor. That confirms that he is serious about sabotaging the Post Office for his own nefarious political advantage. And we, the people, must not allow him to get away with it.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
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