It was all anyone on the left could talk about in the week leading up to North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District special election on Tuesday. For two reasons: One, this would be the Democratic Party’s chance to prove that the only reason Republicans had claimed that seat in the first place was because of their cheating ways. And two, a Democrat victory would herald a blue wave in 2020 – one that would almost surely boot President Donald Trump out of the White House.
When the votes were all in, though, Republican Dan Bishop had his hand raised in victory. Another Democratic Party mirage had disappeared into so much smoke.
“CNN and MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and top talent out,” Trump tweeted as the incoming results indicated a Bishop victory.
He knew, of course, that the only reason the leftist media was there in the first place was to gloat and further their narrative that it was the End Times for the Trump presidency. Once they realized that wasn’t going to be the story, they no longer had anything tying them to the area. Because, naturally, they had no interest in simply reporting the results of the election. If a Republican wins, well…the media can just talk about Sharpies or “brown kids in cages” or something else. Something more palatable to their brainwashed viewers.
Or, like The New York Times, they can pretend that losing the election proves the same thing as winning it!
“Now, as Mr. Trump heads into a re-election year, the close outcome in a district that hasn’t been held by Democrats since the 1960s confirmed once more that he energizes the left and some independents to fight against him just as much as he inspires Republicans to fight for him. In 2018, Democratic candidates flipped several G.O.P.-held House seats in districts that Mr. Trump had won, a sign of distaste among moderate and suburban voters who reluctantly backed him in 2016,” the Times wrote. “And that trend shows no sight of abating: on Tuesday, Mr. McCready actually performed better in the district’s Charlotte suburbs than he did when he lost by a smaller overall margin last year.”
We’re not saying that information isn’t worth reporting, but if the main story is that the Republican won, then why pretend as though he didn’t? Why pretend like, win or lose, the Democrats proved that they can defeat Trump next year? It makes no sense from the standpoint of objective political journalism, which means that, well – it means that’s not what we’re looking at here.
Of course, we already knew that.