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WATCH: When Being An ‘Election Denier’ Didn’t Get You Branded A Liar

Like many sentient beings, we are often frustrated by the rank hypocrisy of politicians and the press whose moral compass is always set to True Left. But sometimes we forget just how flagrant it is.

Case in point is the hysteria over President Trump’s election “denialism.” The press automatically appends the word “lie” anytime anyone suggests that the 2020 election wasn’t on the up and up. Democrats portray November’s election as a “fight for Democracy” because a vote for a Republican is a vote for election-denying-Jan. 6-terrorist-sympathizing fascists. Just bringing up the idea of election fraud is tantamount to treason. Big Tech tries its best to suppress any form of this dangerous “misinformation.”

Well, the other day we came across this video and were truly shocked at how widespread election denialism has become.

This video is a collection of clips of prominent politicians and personalities claiming outright that the election was stolen and that the president is illegitimate, and that the Electoral College should ignore official vote tallies and appoint the next president.

The difference is that everyone in this video is a Democrat or a journalist — Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, top news programs, late-night “entertainers,” advocacy groups — all asserting that the 2016 election was stolen. It is truly stunning.


Yet none of the people in this video was ever branded a liar. All of them are still held in high regard by the press and fawned over by celebrities. They all have clean records from Big Tech.

As Matt Taibbi writes in his Substack:

Those comments were not censored or suppressed when made the first time around, by the likes of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre, Adam Schiff, Rob Reiner, Tom Arnold, and Chris Hayes, among many others. Nor did any platform step in to issue warnings when my former boss, Keith Olbermann, promised with regard to Trump’s ascension to the White House, “It will not be a peaceful transfer of power.”

Watch for yourself (it’s embedded below). And the next time anyone starts wetting themselves about how election deniers are an existential threat to Democracy, share this video with them.

And then ask them to repeat what they just said.

And here’s the final bit of hypocrisy.

While YouTube took no action against any of those individual comments when they were made, it decided to demonetize this video. Because it apparently doesn’t like videos that make Democrats look bad. As Taibbi, who by the way is no conservative, writes:

The decision to assemble these materials in one place, inviting audiences to consider their meaning, apparently crosses a line. Now we know: you can deny election results on a platform like YouTube as much as you want, you can even promise disruption, but drawing attention to such behavior angers the algorithm. It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the double-standard in content moderation.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • “Doubter” is a more appropriate word than “denier” for how many of us think of the results of 2020. And now with so much theft of mail from the USPO blue boxes near where I live, and so many politicians irresponsibly encouraging voters to use mail-in ballots and unmonitored ballot boxes, I bet there will be even more “doubters” about this 2022 election.

  • The democrat fraudulent ballot machinery was started when Obama “won”. Possibly even further back for Clinton the rapist. They got complacent in ’16 when they were certain that Hillary had it locked up. They learned their lessons and ’18 and ’20 proved it. The pre-printed ballots for the democrat candidates, nation wide, are boxed and ready to be delivered after the polls closed on 11/8. The dems will keep the house and take the majority in the senate. Count on it. Our Republic is dead.

  • The biggest “tell” or indication that there was indeed massive and widespread voter fraud that robbed Donald Trump of a second, well deserved term, is the fact that media has refused to investigate any of the many, many credible allegations of wrongdoing. Not only refused but repeatedly and consistently (hence “mockingbird”), labeled these credible allegations as “conspiracy theories.” Contrast this lack of journalistic curiosity/responsibility to that which accompanied and followed the year 2000 Florida vote count in Bush v Gore. Here is just ONE report (there are many others), of the investigative frenzy launched by the media at the time:

    Media Recount: the 2000 Election
    Nation Apr 3, 2001 9:34 AM EST.
    In all, the newspapers’ recount cost more than $500,000 and employed 27 accountants.

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