- Republican Matt Bevin loses Kentucky governorship to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear.
- Trump’s effort to boost unpopular Republican state leader is being twisted by the media again.
- Despite what mainstream media has to say, Tuesday’s election was not about Trump; it was about Bevin’s shortcomings as Governor.
The Kentucky election result is all on Governor Matt Bevin, despite Trump’s best efforts to boost the unpopular Republican state leader.
After Bevin’s narrow loss to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear Tuesday, the mainstream national press has taken to one of its favorite pastimes. That is forcing a national narrative onto local and state races when it doesn’t make any sense to.
The lede on CNN Politics Wednesday morning was:
“Democrats were celebrating Tuesday night, while President Donald Trump and Republicans were left to explain why they were behind in one of the reddest states in the nation.”
Meanwhile the first words of Politico’s story are “President Donald Trump,” and the headline refers to the Kentucky election result as “his failure.”
Even Business Insider is reporting that “Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News teamed up to absolve Trump” as if Bevin’s election night defeat was the president’s fault.
Just More Trump Derangement Syndrome
The mainstream media always does this. The press loves to shoe-horn a national perspective (and political agenda) into a local or state race. It’s one of the mainstream media’s many obnoxious and “untruthy” tendencies.
They even said Roy Moore’s 2017 defeat in Alabama was about Trump.
The New York Times reported the Alabama Senate race results thusly: “Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump…” The Guardian called it “a major blow to Trump.” These are serious fudges,