deal, collusion, conspiracy, agreementImagine watching a basketball game like this:  You come in 45 minutes into the game and see the Serpents score a three-pointer to take the lead.  Then you turn off TV.  The next day, all you see on the news is that one three-point shot. And clip after clip of a penalty for the Eagles.

You don’t hear anything about the Eagles going on a 20 point run or the Serpents falling apart at the seams on defense.   You don’t see any of the clips showing the Serpents mishandling basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, or shooting.   You don’t see the replays of the Serpents elbowing the opponents or resorting to blatant cheating.

From your perspective, it would seem like the Serpents should have won the game.

And that is why the election might be rigged.  Because the way that basketball game was covered is the same way the election cycle is being covered.

The Hill reports that Donald Trump tweeted:

The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD

Vice President Mike Pence is also quoted as saying:

[…T]he American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media. That’s where this sense of a rigged election goes here.”

In a more scientific view of the media bias that Trump is up against, The Hill mined the data, cited below:

In viewing recordings by The Hill of each major network’s evening newscasts, which are watched by an average total of 22 million to 24 million people nightly, the newest batch of WikiLeaks revelations was covered for a combined 57 seconds out of 66 minutes of total air time on ABC, NBC and CBS.

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On the other hand, allegations from four women of unwanted sexual advances by Trump were covered a combined 23 minutes.

And the Wall Street Journal, no friend to Trump ran a story by Kimberly Strassel, saying the same thing. In fact, this is how her article starts:

If average voters turned on the TV for five minutes this week, chances are they know that Donald Trump made lewd remarks a decade ago and now stands accused of groping women.

But even if average voters had the TV on 24/7, they still probably haven’t heard the news about Hillary Clinton: That the nation now has proof of pretty much everything she has been accused of.

Strassel lists accusation after accusation that are leveled against HRC and have proven true from the Wikileaks dump.

She also indicates that the Wikileaks prove the bias:

The leaks also show that the press is in Mrs. Clinton’s pocket. Donna Brazile, a former Clinton staffer and a TV pundit, sent the exact wording of a coming CNN town hall question to the campaign in advance of the event.

Strassel ends the piece with:

Voters might not know any of this, because while both presidential candidates have plenty to answer for, the press has focused solely on taking out Mr. Trump. And the press is doing a diligent job of it.

So the news teams are out to assassinate Trump’s character, covering him 23x more than Hillary, and in a negative light.

Meanwhile, the press ignores Clinton and the DNC’s infiltration of Catholic churches, her public versus private positions, her opinion that voters are stupid and must be placated, her foundation receiving millions from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the special deals for “Friends of Bill” or “William Jefferson Clinton VIPs, her team’s debate of how to dodge subpoena, and the DNC’s hatchet job of Bernie Sanders, among other things.

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