It’s less than a week before Election Day, and with Donald Trump still well within striking distance of Hillary Clinton, the liberal media are breaking into a cold sweat, in part because of harsh realities emerging in stark black and white.
As more polls now show the GOP nominee surging into the lead, the ever-more desperate media have clearly decided to drop any pretense of objectivity and become frantic cheerleaders for Clinton’s campaign.
Under the guise of news reporting, some liberal “journalists” are attempting to get out the vote for their chosen candidate. And they’re acting like activists to try to raise awareness and stoke the fires with one voting bloc Hillary must have to win on Nov. 8.
In an incredible piece for CBS that truly needs to be seen to be believed, evening news anchor Scott Pelley wrung his hands over the horrible possibility that the black community — gasp! — might not be as psyched about Hillary Clinton as liberals would like.
The piece, which aired Tuesday, focuses on the battleground state of Ohio and actually invokes the legacy of Medgar Evers to convince African-American voters that they really ought to turn out for the Democrat nominee.
“African Americans could tip the balance in battleground states, especially in Florida and here in Ohio if they turn out for Clinton as strongly as they did for President Obama,” a somber Pelley explained to viewers.
“When African Americans vote in large numbers in Ohio, Ohio votes Democratic … And when they don’t come to the polls, Ohio votes Republican.”
Pelley conducted most of the piece at a historically-black congregation, where he lobbed softballs at the pastor, Jawanza Colvin.
“When you look into this congregation, the Sunday before Election Day, what are you going to tell them?” Pelley asked.
“I’m going to say, ‘When you go to the polls, remember who you’re taking with you,’” Colvin said. “First, I want to think about the past. We’re taking Medgar Evers with us. We’re taking freedom summer with us. But not only are we taking the past, but we are also taking the future. You’re taking your kids, your granddaughters, and kids unborn.”
Leaving aside the absurdity of honoring Medgar Evers by voting for a woman who views the black community as a voting bloc to pander to and little else, it’s also worth pointing out that CBS News, last I checked, was still supposed to be aiming for something resembling objectivity. Yet, here they are, essentially using a pastor to shame African-American voters for not being too jazzed about the prospect of backing a cynical, conniving, corrupt woman.
The New York Times struck a similar note to Pelley’s. In a piece headlined “Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Hillary Clinton,” they missed no opportunity to remind black voters that them there Republicans are horrible, intransigent racists. Black enthusiasm for their Democrat “savior” must be ratcheted up.
“The reasons for the decline appear to be both political and logistical, with lower voter enthusiasm and newly enacted impediments to voting at play,” The Times wrote. “In North Carolina, where a federal appeals court accused Republicans of an ‘almost surgical’ assault on black turnout and Republican-run election boards curtailed early-voting sites, black turnout is down 16 percent. White turnout, however, is up 15 percent. Democrats are planning an aggressive final push, including a visit by President Obama to the state on Wednesday.”
That “almost surgical assault” that The Times crows about with so little context is North Carolina’s voter ID law. That law was struck down, so it clearly has no impact on turnout, but they felt the need to insert that specter of suppression anyway.
One wonders, too, why The Times — like most liberal media outlets — seems to believe African-Americans are wholly incapable of obtaining state ID.
In fact, most of the piece pins the reduced black voter turnout on being the result of logistical factors, scarcely acknowledging that it may just be because black voters don’t like Hillary Clinton.
Hillary and her people have very good reason to be concerned. In an appearance on MSNBC (via RealClearPolitics), Democrat strategist Leslie Wimes, president of the Democratic African-American women’s caucus, said Clinton has real problem with black voters.
“When I said that in September that the enthusiasm level for African-Americans as far as Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not there, I was right. They were wrong. They didn’t want anyone to know they were in panic mode,” Wimes said.
“I want everyone to know I was right. If they don’t want to admit they were in panic mode they should admit it now. I said then it wasn’t too late. It is too late now.”
And that’s not all. As The Daily Caller points out, most polls are based on the (erroneous) assumption that African-American voters will turn out in the same numbers or greater than they did for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. With more realistic numbers, her poll results sag massively..and that sag is now being seen quite clearly.
Given all that, you can probably expect to see a lot of sob pieces like Pelley’s between now and next Tuesday. Will it make a difference? Well, let’s put it this way — if you’ve followed Hillary Clinton for a quarter of a century like most Americans have and don’t really want to vote for her, do you think a pastor invoking the name of Medgar Evers in the same breath as a cynical career politician under investigation by the FBI (again) is going to change opinions?
That cold sweat popping out among liberal media minions is downright icy.