As Twitchy reported Friday, the Arizona Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at halting the state Senate audit of 2020 election results in Maricopa County. CNN is covering the audit in Arizona and filed its report under the banner, “Voting Rights Under Attack” — not to mention the headline itself:
This is why it's not quite right to talk about "bias" in journalism. Bias is when you have a story and you let your personal views seep in. This is just writing Democrat press releases. Which is fine – nothing wrong with political comms! Legit job! – but it's a different thing. pic.twitter.com/hAZTa03kGM
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) April 24, 2021
It's straight up propaganda. Treat it as such. https://t.co/JhdCM683ns
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 24, 2021
"Undermine results"?…or reveal the actual results. That is the purpose of an audit. CNN is so mixed up and deceptive. Most honest people should have figured this out by now.
— HeartCoach (@HeartCoach) April 24, 2021
If CNN is actually concerned that voting rights are “under attack,” they should want the American public to be as confident as possible that our elections are on the up-and-up.
When I think of an audit review of something, I don’t consider it to be something that would necessarily “undermine” anything. I consider an audit review to be something designed to verify what’s already been declared as being fact.
“Undermined” only fits if you’ve embezzled.
— Bob McGovern (@mcgovern_bob) April 24, 2021
In the good ole days, the headline would have simply been: "Arizona Republicans Begin Reviewing 2020 Ballots". Full stop.
— Worldly Thoughts (@WorldlyThotts) April 24, 2021
The sentence should have ended at ballots
— Johanna Scharf (@JohannaScharf) April 24, 2021
Why undermine? It’s simply confirming.
— TK (@Tmking469) April 24, 2021
I don’t think the Corporate Media is even claiming they’re unbiased anymore. All-in for Democrats and they don’t care what people think.
— Biden’s Fortified Naptime (@mgEyesOpen) April 24, 2021
Somebody needs to remind CNN the only way the results are undermined is if they find fraud.
— Banned in 3…2…1… (@ThenAtlasSpoke) April 24, 2021
As someone who is schooled in objective journalism I can say with confidence that objective journalism is dead.
— Judy (@judylynne68) April 24, 2021
I’m guessing the headlines were slightly different when the Democrats were trying to change the results in Florida in 2000
— Clifford schulze (@Cliffordschulz1) April 24, 2021
Since they can’t stop it, they’ve chosen to discredit it.
— LadyBird Justice (@LadybirdJustice) April 24, 2021
I don’t understand why anyone would oppose a vote audit or recount if they believed all was appropriate. Seems to me, that’s how you get reasonable skeptics to jettison skepticism and become believers that results were legit. Opposing an audit suggests u want to hide fraud.
— Kevin Toner (@KevinToner12) April 24, 2021
The results cannot be ‘undermined’ if they are accurate.
— AspiringSupermomayi (@AspsSupermom) April 24, 2021
Undermine? The truth is the truth. The truth can't undermine anything except lies.
— Rebellion's Past It's Due Date (@AnswerRebellion) April 24, 2021
Kind of ignores the entire range of possibilities here…
1. Confirm election integrity
2. Expose intentional Fraud
3. Expose accidental error
4. Identify and recommend improvements and efficiencies.
Lastly grant transparency in the election process which is good for everyone.
— ฿ʯtɛʊʂ (@ByteusMax) April 24, 2021
Modern journalists are just trust fund kids too incompetent to get a DNC consulting gig
— Ali Churass (@AliChurass) April 24, 2021
Strange, for the most secure and legitimate election in history these people are awfully afraid of people looking at it.
Wonder why that is
— Pisonya 5 (@5Pisonya) April 24, 2021
They aren't even trying anymore.
— Vinny920???☠️ (@Vinny9201) April 24, 2021
And yet Stacey Abrams is a media hero for protecting voting rights while claiming voter suppression cost her the governorship of Georgia, even though there was a record turnout.
It’s also an example of headline journalism. So many people never read past the headline they see on social media—which is a reason the propaganda spin has become so obvious. They used to slip it into the story, now it’s top of the fold.
— Hammerjack (@MarcGiller) April 24, 2021
They're "fortifying" the results.
— John Wick's Failed High School Guidance Counselor (@UnAspirate) April 24, 2021
Voting rights under attack. Is this a series of articles?
— John Deacon (@JohnDeaconTX) April 24, 2021
It literally uses the word “attack”
— cleanwaterinitiative (@memebottle) April 24, 2021
Worse yet. This piece of crap will be used by Twitter to justify placing warnings on posts as a “fact check” to dispute opposing opinions.
— TheAnonymousSource (@mgreenberg512) April 24, 2021
This is CNN.
Now, why oh WHY would they do THAT?! AZ Democratic Party files lawsuit to halt state Senate audit of Maricopa 2020 election results (thread) https://t.co/vJfnq4qGCE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 23, 2021