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You wouldn’t know any of this listening to the media outcry over Mr. Trump’s remarks. “There is a lot of dishonesty going on with mail-in voting,” the president said Tuesday. In response, a CNN “fact check” declares that Mr. Trump “opened a new front in his campaign of lies about voter fraud.” A New York Times headline asserts: “Trump Is Pushing a False Argument on Vote-by-Mail Fraud.” Both claim that voter fraud is essentially nonexistent. The Carter-Baker report found otherwise.

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/heed-jimmy-carter-on-the-danger-of-mail-in-voting-11586557667

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1 hour ago, Mr. Hoopah! said:

@Gritzblitz 2.0 I’m with you on the corporate media being dangerous and trying its best to incite violence, but the Murdoch’s/Fox always go that extra, disgusting mile that even CNN won’t touch. 

I love to imagine that there will eventually be a reckoning for Tucker and the rest of cable media, but that's just fantasy on my part. 

Tucker works for the same corporate entities who's best interests are served by pumping out divisive lies to the public. If he goes down it will be because of some sexual harassment thing like O'Reilly. In that case, they will just move on the next disgusting grifter in line. 

The only thing stopping cable news is their audience dying out, which can't happen soon enough. 

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