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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 03:48 PM

Voters Should be Wary of USA Today's False Balance on Election 2020

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
JULIE HOLLAR

One thing readers can count on every election season is false balance in the press (FAIR.org, 12/9/16, 10/3/12; Extra!, 11–12/08; FAIR.org, 9/30/04), and despite the current threats to democracy (FAIR.org, 9/15/20) that one might hope would lead journalists to up their game, this year is no different.

Case in point: USA Today‘s front-page piece on Monday (9/14/20) with the remarkable headline, “With 50 Days Till Election Day, Voters ‘Anxious,’ Wary of Trump, Biden Alike.” On the web, the headline ran: “‘Anxious, Fearful, Angry.’ At 50 days Out to Election Day, Many Voters Are Wary of Both Trump and Biden.”

“It’s 50 days until voters cast their ballots for president, and Americans are on edge,” the article, by Ledyard King and Phillip M. Bailey, began:

It’s not just that they have been cooped up at home to avoid a deadly contagion. Or that some downtown areas have been wracked with unrest fueled by protests over police violence and racism. Or that Americans are facing financial hardships because of the pandemic. Many voters view the White House race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden as crucial to America’s future. But while the president’s supporters are more enthusiastic than Biden’s, many voters grappling with multiple crises are unimpressed and uninspired by the choice they will face on November 3.

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https://fair.org/home/voters-should-be-wary-of-usa-todays-false-balance-on-election-2020/

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 04:02 PM

1. thanks for pointing this out. You are so correct. Stupid journalists do this and

this after traitor trump has set the dogs on them.

There is no weariness for Biden. Plenty of fear for traitor trump

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Thu Sep 17, 2020, 06:48 PM

2. Their language reveals more about writers than topic

Enthusiasm has nothing to do with voting probabability.

I prefer voters with brains than Trump's death cult.

Reminds me of an article about sexism and racism on a netflix show describing a "black man" and "white girl." Pardon me but your misogyny is showing.

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