MORNING CALL: “They Stole It”

By Tyler Cralle, in Morning Call North Carolina Tyler Cralle on . Tagged width: ,

In the lead of to the 2016 election the media was outraged that candidate Donald Trump was warning voters of a “rigged” system. They seem less concerned about Senator Sherrod Brown’s stolen election comments.

Senator Sherrod Brown said Wednesday, “If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it,” the Ohio Democrat said. “It’s clear. It’s clear. I say that publicly and it’s clear.”

Senator Brown is a Democrat from Ohio. I’m not sure what his expertise on Georgia state election law is but it must be pretty extensive. He’ not questioning if it could be stolen. He’s stating this without equivocation.

Brown is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier so I’m not surprised by his outlandish claim. I am however shocked at the lack of media outrage over it.

In 2016 when President Trump made his ridiculous theories that the presidential election could be rigged the media was not having any of it.

President Barack Obama said Trump’s comments were “dangerous” and they “undermine our democracy.” NBC News said that “some election experts worrying that America’s long tradition of peacefully transferring power could be at risk.” Brendan Nyhan at the New York Times said it “chips away at democracy.”

I could go on and on. The national media was correct to be outraged about candidate Trump’s stupid “rigged election” comments. I just wish they were just as concerned about a sitting Senator making the same damn argument.

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