For days now, Republicans and Conservatives have been pushing the same statement: “the media can’t call an election.”
In other words, they’re saying that because President Donald Trump is contesting the Election 2020 results, the media can’t simply call Joe Biden the winner.
At the same time, Democrats are saying the results are clear and the race is over.
Furthermore, it seems many members of the media believe it’s over as well — they’ve given Biden the victory, plain and simple.
That appears to be the standpoint of Fox News host Sandra Smith.
Smith was caught on video making faces as a guest argued that the media’s declaration don’t prove anything.
Via The Daily Wire:
Smith was also caught on a hot mic exclaiming, ‘What?!!’ as the woman tried to make her point, saying in exasperation to Fox News’ Trace Gallagher, ‘Trace, we’ve called it.’
Newsweek’s Cleta Mitchell started to say that just because CNN or Fox News says someone is President, that doesn’t make them President.
Smith reacted, but evidently didn’t realize she was being recorded.
HOT MIC! “We need to look into it”, listen to the Fox anchors response! 👀
— Qtah (@Qtah17) November 9, 2020
Smith, seemingly unaware that she was being recorded, exclaimed, “What?!!”
Mitchell: “— wants to know this was done properly and legally—”
Smith to co-host Trace Gallagher: “What is happening?!! Trace, we’ve called it.”
This sort of plays into the hands of those who still support President Trump.
They’ve been reminding the country that the media can’t determine election results; only the voters can determine that.
So long as Trump continues to contest the results, there can be no official winner — or so those on the right claim.
And there is some validity to that idea: provided all the legal votes and ballots have been counted, then the election is indeed over.
But if there are questions, we need to answer those questions, for the sake of future election integrity as well.
- Fox News host Sandra Smith was caught on hot mic making faces at a guest who said the media can’t determine the Presidency.
- Smith said that because “we called it,” the election should be over.
- This helps to prove the point right-wing individuals have been making. The media thinks they can declare a winner, but they can’t.
Source: The Daily Wire