The mainstream media is continuing their crusade to delegitimize Donald Trump’s historic victory last month by pushing ever more fantastical theories about Russian hackers hijacking the election in his favor.
You would think that the media would take a step back and do some serious reflecting on their behaviors after reporters, pundits and pollsters were so wrong on their election predictions, but it seems they are still as disconnected from public opinions as they were during the election.
According to a new poll from Fox News, the vast majority of voters do not believe the media’s narrative that Russian hackers effected the outcome of the United States election.
59% of voters believe that “Russia’s attempts to influence the election” had no real effect on the outcome. 85% of those who identified as Republicans agreed with this statement, along with 64% of Independents. The only group with a majority who didn’t agree, as you may have already guessed, were the Democrats. Only 36% of Democrats polled thought the Russians had no impact on the election’s outcome, while 40% believed they “helped Trump a lot”.
It’s understandable many Democrat voters would be grasping at a reason for Hillary Clinton losing the election other than her own failings as a candidate, but 36% believing there was no impact on the election is actually pretty high considering the media’s frantic blasting of this narrative.
Although the media has pushing the Russian hacker narrative down American’s throats, it appears they certainly are not swallowing their frantic warnings.
The 59% of voters who do not believe the Russian’s had anything to do with Trump’s victory should be yet another an warning to liberal media outlets that they are grossly out of alignment with the American public. However, the media’s goal seems far from reconnecting with the voters, but instead to latch on to any theory (despite having concrete evidence) that would validate their belief that they were right all along (they weren’t).
Donald Trump even addressed the one-sided nature of the media’s reporting on the Russian hackers, making a valid point in pointing out their bias. You know this statement is absolutely true based on the media’s reporting during the election.
Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016
And just this morning, Trump drew attention to the material of the DNC leaks showing an unprecedented level of collusion between the media and the Clinton campaign, which the media seems to be neglecting.
Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2016
Until the press decides to present stories in an unbiased way, rather than pushing a Russian hacker narrative without any solid evidence being made public and based on a single “unnamed source” cited by The Washington Post, their credibility will continue to plummet.
The full demographics results for this poll question can be viewed in the image below.