If you follow CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane on Twitter, you’ll know that his beat seems to consist entirely of January 6 arrests and trials. Election denial is his thing, so CBS News brought him on to show a handy chart of the criteria that define an “election denier,” a term we’ve heard a lot about, especially from our president, who’s concerned about the election deniers up and down the ballot this election. By now you’ve seen the video of Democrats, including Biden, denying election results for 10 straight minutes.
Molly Hemingway caught a screenshot of MacFarlane’s criteria. If you supported an audit of the 2020 election, you’re likely an election denier. If you repeated “disproven” claims of fraud on social media, you’re an election denier. Remember, MacFarlane’s colleague at CBS News, Major Garrett, tells us that the 2020 election was “the greatest success of American democracy in history.” It’s odd, don’t you think, how the results of the 2020 election are ironclad, and yet the 2022 midterms are already being set up as fraudulent … by the president in his speech Tuesday evening.
Holy bleeping bleep. CBS and @macfarlane assert without reason or sense here that if you want election audits, or use your right to object to a state’s electors, or even if you oppose *unconstitutional* changes to election laws, that makes you an “election denier.” INSANE. https://t.co/NtVHQYCpx3 pic.twitter.com/oV5KqbgQBZ
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 3, 2022
If you watch the clip, you’ll notice that MacFarlane focuses exclusively on Republicans and the 2020 election and completely avoids the 2018 election in Georgia or the 2016 election that brought us President Trump.
Kamala and Joe Biden didn’t just “question” the legitimacy of President Trump. They flat out SAID FOR YEARS he was illegitimate. As did Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and the ENTIRE corrupt corporate media. And @MacFarlaneNews and CBS of course not call them election deniers.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 3, 2022
Getting more intense on the left as we draw closer to Tues
— MOOSE 🇺🇸 (@MOOSE572173131) November 3, 2022
I knew they were grooming Americans for a lack of election integrity.
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) November 3, 2022
Will the Democrats invent a new word for not accepting results of democracy?
— Robert Herreid (@HerreidRobert) November 3, 2022
Tells us there won’t be any Democrat election deniers next week. Or the week after that … they’re tellings us it will be “multiple days” before we know who actually won.
So if we have red wave what will happen to all this condemnation of election deniers? 🤷🏼♀️🤔
— @Kansaspider C Webb (@kansaspider) November 3, 2022
I think they cast their net a bit short. They ought to add “Said 2016 election was stolen” to this list.
— Chris Mykrantz (@chrismykrantz) November 3, 2022
THEY are all “election deniers”. They ALL called President Trump an illegitimate President. Every last one of them!
— Ell E Dee (@EllDee369) November 3, 2022
CBS is an enemy of the people and should be treated as such.
— Joe (@Demosthenes2023) November 3, 2022
I never get a straight answer from @GOP on why it takes more than one day to count votes. Maybe this is the answer?
— SimonMagvs (@SimonMagvs) November 3, 2022
We’ll see if these people are squawking the same tune on one week…
— TuckerDaTexican 🇺🇸🤘🍊 👌🦅 (@TuckerDaTexican) November 3, 2022
MSM creating new labels intended to divide us…anti-vaxxers…election deniers…same game as always. Choose your information sources carefully.
— BioHazardx65 (@hazardx65) November 3, 2022
Look at them control the game.
— SweepTheLeg 🇺🇸 (@FatherUpUSA) November 3, 2022
By his definitions let’s see how many Dems are election deniers after next week. We know that high profile Dems such as Hillary and Stacey Abrams have denied election results. I did notice he left out unverified “voter suppression” as an excuse and it will be their reason.
— Pick Vulture (@AmaterSpeler) November 3, 2022
We’ll be hearing plenty about “voter suppression” next week, especially in Jim Crow Georgia but anywhere the Democrat loses.
NBC News historian warns that in 6 days, democracy could end and our kids could be arrested and killed https://t.co/TYyk1FC8vZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 3, 2022