The media is doing all they can to get Hillary Clinton’s supporters fired up so she can be more likely to win on Tuesday. But outright lying about Donald Trump? That was never going to fly, and now CNN is paying for it big time.
Recently, CNN ran an article with the headline, “Donald Trump, skeptical of mail-in balloting, encourages voting more than once if necessary.” They quoted Trump as saying, “If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot, in some places they do that four or five times, so by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”
Of course, what Trump actually said was rather different:
“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot. They’ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it gets in. Now in some places, they do that four or five times, but we don’t do that. So by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”
People were furious once CNN was caught in their lie, and eventually, editors were forced to change the article. The headline now reads, “Trump stokes skepticism of Colorado voting system.” This is a more accurate description of what Trump was telling his supporters to do: to make sure their vote was counted accurately. But insinuating that Trump was encouraging voter fraud is not only a good way to get Hillary’s supporters enraged, it also casts doubt on Trump should he actually win. It’s meddling in the election to ensure a specific outcome — there’s really no other reason to do it.
It’s no wonder Americans don’t trust the media anymore.