What the hell has happened to the Fox News channel? More on that in a bit.
The Fox News Decision Desk made an incredibly incorrect and irresponsible projection early on Election Night, saying that Democrats would win at least five seats in the House. The outrageous call was disastrous for Republican morale and it set a false narrative that President Donald Trump had no coattails to ride on, when the truth was the exact opposite.
Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram took to social media and tweeted out the so-called “good news” for Democrats at 9:16 p.m. ET on November 3rd, even though it was much short-lived.
“The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Dems will retain control of the House & expand their majority by at least 5 seats,” Pergram wrote. “This is a major boost for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pledged to roll back much of Trump’s first-term agenda if he loses reelection.”
Fox News anchor Martha McCallum reported on Election night that according to some projections, Democrats could pick up as many as 15 seats.
Now we know the truth of the matter, that the Republicans are now projected to gain about 13 seats, and they’re 21,000 votes short of retaking the House of Representatives, according to Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House Minority Leader.
McCarthy made an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo to share the news.
“We didn’t lose one incumbent,” the California Republican said. “We won every seat except one open. We won 28 out of 29 of the most competitive seats that Nate Silver laid out there. We are gaining and less than 21,000 votes away,” he said.
But the worst of all was when Fox called Arizona (which as of this writing is now back in play) for Joe Biden when the polls had just closed, even though they didn’t call Florida for Trump when he was way ahead the whole night. This sparked a a lot of outrage among conservatives, and thanks to what has happened over at Fox, they are suffering as ratings drop that should hurt them in the pocketbook.
Fox called Florida for Trump at around 11:00 pm Election Day evening, but they waited til the end of the night even though everyone knew that statistically, Trump taking the state was assured, eventually showing Trump winning Florida 51.2 – 47.9 percent.
Not long after that Fox called Arizona for Biden, which was the beginning of the mainstream media’s lie that Joe Biden had all the momentum. See, that’s what the media was collectively doing on Election Day. They were trying to give Biden the perception of momentum in the race, so that when the Democrats would steal states through voter fraud, mainly via the mail-in ballot system the Democrats suddenly demanded this year blaming the coronavirus, they could say that Biden had the momentum all night and that their calls were accurate. Yet, as we now know, nothing could be further from the truth.
As for Fox News, we know that they hired Trump hater former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan onto their board, and one of the first things he did was to use his position of power at the network to stop pushing for Donald Trump as strongly as they had been. After Ryan’s arrive at the network, a Fox News contributor said that Trump did terribly in the debates, but he won the election anyway.
The president responded on Twitter:
“Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end. Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!”
I believe most cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC knew what was going on. Of course, I have no proof of that yet, but those two networks have colluded with Democrats to attack Donald Trump with lies, smears, and besmirchment since the day he was elected in 2016. They spent over two years lying to their audience every day about Russian collusion, and America never got an apology by either network after the Mueller investigation ended with zero evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. In Fox’s case, I believe they bought into the media hype that it would appear that Trump won on Election Day, but when the mail-in ballots were all counted, Joe Biden would win.
The problem now is that we’re getting tons of information that voter fraud was rampant in all the key battleground states. And while the usual suspects in cable and mainstream news, along with social media tech giants and their anti-Trump so-called “fact checkers,” all trying to gaslight you by claiming voter fraud didn’t happen or when it does it’s very rare, as of this writing it is being reported that there are over 11,000 people who worked in vote counting centers who filed complaints about voter fraud on behalf of the Democrats. Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee has said she has 234 pages containing 500 sworn affidavits alleging 11,000 incidents of various types of voter fraud. Folks, a sworn affidavit means upon penalty of perjury. In other words, people would likely go to prison if they lied on the affidavit.
Even MSNBC’s pollster, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver said that Fox News and the Associated Press should retract their Arizona calls since the race was still very close.
Silver wrote, “I don’t know, I guess I’d say that Biden will win Arizona if you forced me to pick, but I sure as heck don’t think the state should have been called by anyone, and I think the calls that were previously made should be retracted now.”