A recent study shared by the Media Research Center revealed a rather interesting tidbit of information regarding a sample of Joe Biden voters from this year.
Namely, about 82% of Biden voters from 2020 polled were uninformed on at least one or more of eight key stories critical of Biden. And 5% of those polled were completely oblivious of all eight key stories mentioned.
BREAKING: The media's refusal to cover basic reports dramatically changed election results.
If voters knew about ANY of these key stories the media failed to cover, @realDonaldTrump would have won with 311 electoral votes.
Full poll and analysis here: https://t.co/y8Zfb5rCx8
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) November 24, 2020
Of course, these eight stories all happened to be rather critical of Biden or showcasing positive accomplishments to President Trump.
The question afforded to the 1,750 respondents from the survey asked Biden voters whether they were aware of the following stories:
- Under President Trump’s policies, America became energy independent in 2019 via exporting more crude oil than importing for the first time in history
- An October 29th report by the Commerce Department showcasing the U.S. having attained the best economic growth ever at an annualized rate of 33.1%
- The FBI investigating evidence – such as bank transactions – linking Joe Biden and his family to a Chinese company with connections to the Chinese Communist Party
- President Trump being nominated for three Nobel Peace Prizes for his three peace agreements between Arab countries and Israel
- Between May and September of 2020, the U.S. economy under the Trump administration saw 11 million new jobs created
- The Trump administration’s $10 billion effort to expedite a COVID treatments, having promised 300 million doses of a safe vaccine available by 2021
- Joe Biden being accused by a former staffer of sexual assault during the 1990s, with eight people coming forward to corroborate the woman’s claims
- Kamala Harris having been rated the most “left-wing Senator in America”, achieving a leftist rating higher than self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders
And these Biden voters that were polled all resided within the seven swing states from the 2020 election – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Which of course, all but North Carolina were called for voting in favor of Biden during this past election.
And an astounding 17% of people polled during this study conveyed that they would’ve abandoned their vote for Biden had they been aware of all the facts surrounding one or more of the eight keys stories covered during the study.
November 9 -18, 2020
Margin of Error +/- 2.34%
Over-sample Margin of Error +/- 3.53%https://t.co/ynB1vRLEmW
— Julie 96.5% (@ecJulie) November 24, 2020
Now, the 17% that mentioned an abandoning of Biden wouldn’t have necessarily meant that these individuals would’ve voted for President Trump during the past election.
But, according to a review of the data by Media Research Center, if the extrapolated data was a near match across the board to all of the swing states polled in the study – President Trump would’ve won those very states “some by a huge margin”, according to the MRC.
On @FoxFriendsFirst, @GriffJenkins highlighted @TheMRC surveyed knowledge of Biden’s sex assault allegation, Hunter Biden scandal: “One in six Biden supporters said they would abandon him had they known more about…these issues.” Details on @NewsBusters: https://t.co/odXtnophPj pic.twitter.com/07ctYyVGM4
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) November 25, 2020
Which reporting on the report released by the group has brought speculation onto whether selective media coverage of both candidates played a huge role in the outcome of the 2020 election.
Something to bear in mind was that 45% of the Biden voters polled had never heard about the Hunter Biden debacle and 44% of those polled had not heard about President Trump’s three Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
Brent Bozell, founder and president of MRC, certainly seems to think that the media played a heavy role in selective stories given airtime on various national news networks or outlets.
— Lois Levine Fishman (@FishmanLevine) November 24, 2020
During a recent Zoom call on November 24th, Bozell alleged that media outlets “deliberately” misled both the public and voters via an “omission bias.”
In his claims, Bozell said this tactic essentially gained Biden the favorable outcome during the election:
“Media censorship succeeded in getting Joe Biden elected.”
A daring claim perhaps, but the lack of knowledge from some very key stories related to Biden and President Trump among the polled voters does convey something went awry in the dissemination of critical information related to voters’ concerns.
We at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on what a Biden administration would look like in terms of an impact on the Second Amendment.
Here’s that previous report.
WASHINGTON, DC- For gun enthusiasts, the potential of a Biden administration is the worst possible outcome of the 2020 election. Make no mistake about it—a Biden presidency will end gun rights as we know it or under the “best” case, make it financially not viable to own a gun. Let’s explain.
According to a propaganda piece put out by The Trace, which is Michael Bloomberg tripe suggested seven ways that Biden could do an end-around of going through Congress and take executive action to go after guns.
A Republican-controlled senate might help mitigate some of what Biden could do, but as we’ve seen under Obama and even under President Trump, it is fairly easy for presidents to do an end run around the legislative branch.
This is one reason that the Georgia senate races are so important. Many of the more radical plans would require congressional action, and many so-called gun reform measures would be dead-on-arrival.
Even if Democrats were somehow able to gain control of the senate through a 50-50 tie and a theoretical vice president Harris to break the tie, some senate rules such as the filibuster could help derail the ambitious plans.
Also, don’t discount Joe Manchin (D-WV), a moderate Democrat from a red state where hunting is a big part of the culture.
The Trace notes however that a Biden presidency would still present options.
There are, however, some ways Biden could act:
- An “all government” approach to gun violence reduction- executive order creating an interagency task force eon gun violence prevention. This would involve a multi-agency approach to combating gun violence.
Such an approach has never been done before, however the Bloomberg group believes such an approach would lay ground rules for future executive action.
- “Reinvigorating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives- nominate and confirm an ATF director who will promote gun violence prevention values and prioritize regulatory oversight mission of that agency.
Biden has said he would direct his attorney general to deliver a set of recommendations within the first 100 days for a restructuring of the ATF and related justice department agencies. This would result in greater enforcement of existing gun laws, as well as an increase in inspections of ATF-licensed gun dealers.
- Change the classification of certain firearms and accessories under the National Firearms Act. It is suggested that firearms and components be defined on the basis of their potential uses instead of the stated purpose as defined by manufacturers.
In other words, they want to redefine firearms, and one could imagine the definition of “assault weapon” and “semi-automatic” weapons would be the first to change.
- Better data collection; one proposal would have the FBI collect data on nonfatal shootings as part of Uniform Crime Reporting. Not sure what that would accomplish, but ok.
Biden has said he would direct the AT to issue an annual report on firearms tracking to provide officials with better information to identify strategies for curbing firearms trafficking. Maybe Eric Holder, who has a lot of experience tracking firearms, could be a part of this program.
- Crack down on so-called “ghost guns.” One proposal would have manufacturers of so-called “ghost gun parts” to stamp them with serial numbers, and also subject buyers to background checks.”
- Ban the import of so-called assault weapons. There is currently a restriction on that already, except there is a carve out for weapons that are “particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.”
They cited a 2011 Senate report that showed so-called “military-style” non-sporting rifles have come into the US civilian market. Biden has said that he will use executive orders to ban the importation of all assault weapons through expansion of the list of weapons—and components—considered not suitable for sporting purposes.
- A slim Republican majority in the Senate might be enough to still squeak through some of Biden’s priorities, including community gun violence prevention programs and background checks. A bipartisan proposal put forth by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) had proposed a background check bill, however it was derailed during the impeachment farce of President Trump.
The National Rifle Association is rightly concerned by a potential Biden administration. Democrats, who railed against President Trump’s use of executive orders to circumvent a Congress more interested in in a bogus impeachment and a Russian collusion hoax than getting business taken care of.
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Biden had been the so-called “point man” during the Obama administration for gun control, which Obama pushed in his second term. Obama often complained, the NRA said, about the so-called lack of “progress” on gun control, complaining that it was the most frustrating and anger-inducing part of his presidency.
Obama and Biden spent eight years trying to take away American’s gun rights, mostly in a unilateral manner. Failing to do that, they are now back for round two if Biden prevails.
The NRA notes that while most of the proposed executive actions would fall on their face and are basically symbolic, others would, they say, “effectively change longstanding principles of law and even criminalize the possession of firearms that law-abiding Americans currently obtain and own legally.”
Regarding the ban on so-called “ghost guns,” the NRA rightfully notes that Bloomberg’s group doesn’t either explain or define the term, however they note the media and other gun grabbers typically use this term to describe guns manufactured by Americans for their own use.
The NRA says that banning such firearms, which have been “a lawful aspect of American gun culture since before the nation’s founding” would amount to governmental overreach.
The Bloomberg article cited a proposal from the far-left Soros-funded Center for American Progress for the idea about reclassifying so-called assault weapons and reclassifying what is a weapon “suitable for sporting purposes.”
The fear is that such a reclassification would suddenly put millions of gun owners in the position of being in felony possession of firearms, previously obtained legally and in good faith.
The NRA acknowledges that while some type of amnesty or “grandfathering” might be attached to such a reclassification, that is not a guarantee. That does not take away from the fact that even in a best-case scenario, gun owners would have to register such firearms with the federal government and pay a $200 tax for each currently owned firearm.
The only light at the end of the tunnels is that due to the large number of judges appointed by President Trump, the courts are currently staffed with a number of judges who are not activists but who are more in line with the rule of law and complying with the constitution.
Of course, all of these executive orders might be unnecessary if the two far-left Democratic US Senate candidates in Georgia win their races. That would give the Democrats a 50-50 tie, with Harris as a potential tie breaker.
As mentioned earlier, Manchin would be the wild card, however that is not a guarantee. We have all seen how the arm-twisting and threat of being primaried works in politics.
The best guarantee that Biden won’t have his way with gun owners is if Sens. Perdue and Loeffler win their races in Georgia and President Trump prevails in his election challenges.
Otherwise, gun owners are in for a long, difficult road ahead.
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