Two days late and playing “catch up,” mainstream media is finally covering the Texas lawsuit at the Supreme Court questioning election results in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but they are still calling the efforts “dubious” and “baseless.” CNN, for example, used unnamed “critics” to explain its long-held political position on the election: “Critics of the President and his allies say the case reflects an audacious and legally dubious gambit to keep the lawsuits flowing in order to prolong baseless claims that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was somehow illegitimate.” CNN said that “although all 50 states have certified their election results” SCOTUS is now “grappling” with the Texas “bid.”
Fox News took a slightly different approach, jumping to the story that 17 states, led by Missouri, filed a brief with SCOTUS supporting the Texas lawsuit. Fox reported: “The brief mirrors the argument of the Texas suit in saying that the states acted unconstitutionally when either their judiciaries or executive branches changed their elections laws. The Texas suit, and the states that support it, say that only state legislatures may set laws regarding how states appoint their presidential electors.” The Fox story was straight down the line news explaining the who, what, why, where and when, although it also didn’t cover the story as breaking news, at least on its website.
Associated Press, which controls most news coverage as news outlets use the wire service as their source, had no mention of the Texas lawsuit or the 17 states joining it. AP was one of the first entities to call the election for Democrat Joe Biden and has repeatedly reported that election fraud challenges were baseless. CBS News skipped the Texas story and opted for a story headlined: “Electoral College is last long-shot chance for Trump allies to challenge election results.” The story reviews dates and processes for the seating of the electoral college and bemoans that Republican congressmen and senators have not acknowledged a Biden victory, in which he received 306 electoral votes. The story does not mention the Texas lawsuit.
NBC News wrote a brief story about President Trump having a closed-door meeting with state Attorney Generals “after filing a motion to join a Supreme Court challenge launched by Texas that seeks to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s election win in four battleground states.” The story links to an Op Ed quoting several law professors saying the case is “hopeless.” Reviewing these news stories, one can see the bias in reporting and how the news media seeks to move the public toward a certain groupthink mindset. These stories challenge common sense and discernment. 1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” This is so true in so many ways!