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Letter: Media, big tech, courts, judges side with Democrats

Letter: Media, big tech, courts, judges side with Democrats

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My dear Mr. Turman, your letter which read "There was no evidence of a stolen election," is just another convincing narrative that the media, big tech, Democrats, courts and judges want you to believe (Sandra Bolick, letter, Feb. 2)

My view matches Ms. Bolick’s, but I can understand Mr. Turman’s — given the skewed flow of information. Consider:

1) “About 98% of political contributions from internet companies this cycle went to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.” (CNBC.com, Nov. 6, 2020)

Does hyper partisanship in the tech industry bias their control of information? I pose a single example to suggest the answer: Try to watch My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell’s self-financed 2-hour documentary on the election, “Absolute Proof,” released Jan. 5. Are Lindell’s witnesses/experts credible? Not credible? That’s not your decision. That’s a decision for a tiny circle of partisans in Silicon Valley.

2) Business Insider headline for Nov. 2, 2020: “Only 6 major US newspapers have endorsed Trump for reelection.” 40 endorsed Joe Biden. That’s a 7-to-1 Democrat viewpoint advantage among large paper editorial boards.

Does the partisan tilt of editorial boards bias print media? Any consumer of wire service reports knows the answer.

And so forth for all major information/culture transmitting institutions. This highly-partisan tilt reliably produces what might be called the “narrative cycle”: 1) a controversial event occurs, 2) a narrative is constructed to fit Democrat orthodoxies, 3) the narrative — now sacred — is fiercely defended, and finally 4) the narrative collapses.

“Narrative collapse” can take years. The Trump-colluded-Russia narrative illustrates. For the 2020 election, we’re in stage 3 of the narrative cycle.

Tom Shuford

Lenoir

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