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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term.

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...In the initial hours after returns closed, it looked like his plan could work. Trump was on track for easy wins in Florida and Ohio, and held huge -- though deceptive -- early leads in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

But as Bill Hemmer narrated a live "what if" scenario on his election telestrator from Studio F of Fox's gargantuan Manhattan headquarters, the anchor sounded confused. "What is this happening here? Why is Arizona blue?" he asked on camera, prodding the image of the state on the touch screen, unable to flip its color. "Did we just call it? Did we make a call in Arizona?" Because of a minor communication breakdown, Hemmer's screen had turned Arizona blue before he or the other anchors, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, found out that Fox's Decision Desk had called it....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-16 12:22 PM | Reply

Imagine how much more we'd be hearing about The Steal if... certain posters were still with us!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-16 06:55 PM | Reply

If it wasn't this, it would be something else as a trigger for Trump's Big Lie.

He said before the election that if he lost, it would be because the election was rigged. The Steal was already a thing; it was just Trump doing the attempted stealing.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-16 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Big Lie was on January 20, 2017 when Trump swore to the Oath of Office.

It was all downhill from that moment on.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-17 04:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Has anyone checked on Hillary's email lately?

I guess we are not going to lock her up after all.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-01-17 09:09 AM | Reply

Imagine how much more we'd be hearing about The Steal if... certain posters were still with us!

This morning I saw a poll that 74% of Republicans believe Joe Biden did not win the election. 74%.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-17 09:34 AM | Reply

Citation for #6: www.nbcnews.com

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-17 09:36 AM | Reply

First - the reporting and writing of this article is excellent, Lamplighter. Swan's always solid and enjoyable to read.

This line:

"His preparations were deliberate, strategic and deeply cynical. Trump wanted Americans to believe a falsehood that there were two elections " a legitimate election composed of in-person voting, and a separate, fraudulent election involving bogus mail-in ballots for Democrats" is what I was supporting with #6. He was wildly successful.

Second, there's a graphic in that link in #7 that is striking. Check out the "Responsibility for Rioters by Party Identification" and who the Repubilcans (red dot) blame and who they don't.

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-17 09:48 AM | Reply

"excellent article..."

Yes, TY for posting it.

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-17 10:00 AM | Reply

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval
www.axios.com

Looks like a new "episode" each day.

The excellent reporting continues in Episode 2.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-17 11:38 AM | Reply

"poll that 74% of Republicans believe Joe Biden did not win the election."

The DR seems to agree with those numbers.

The only Republican I'm aware of who knows Biden won is Eberly.

The rest are off in La-La Land.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-17 02:09 PM | Reply

Storming the citadel feels good at the time until a spear pierces your heart and you lay dying with other insurrectionists stepping on you.

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-17 09:56 PM | Reply

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