To say the media got things wrong with this year's election would be an understatement but a conservative writer says the failure is worse than just missed projections.
"We were told by all the predictions that Democrats would gain as many as 15 new seats, thereby strengthening their majority in Congress," Mollie Hemingway, senior editor of The Federalist and Fox News contributor, told The Todd Starnes Show. "Republicans did so well that they actually almost flipped the House back to their control."
The Federalist itself reported in a Nov. 12 story the GOP has picked up a whopping tenth win, this one in New York, after Nicole Malliotakis won the 11th District seat from incumbent Max Rose. He had flipped the seat in 2018.
OneNewsNow has reported Democrat leaders in the House had predicted sweeping wins on Election Day only to witness the opposite, and the Democratic majority has now dwindled away to a 10-seat majority, with other races still undecided.
Fox News, the cable news source for conservatives that is currently bleeding viewers, projected on Election Night that Democrats would expand their majority by five seats, a Breitbart article pointed out this week.
Eight days later, Bret Baier has admitted that projection turned out to be untrue.
"That did not occur," he said this week. "Republicans gained six seats with multiple races yet to be decided."
Hemingway, who did not cite Fox News by name in her criticism, called the overall election outcome a “crazy difference” between what the media claimed and what happened.
"But you know why the media do it,” she told the radio program, “and that's because telling lies of the actual situation of the country enables them to achieve victory."
She went on to warn that “Big Media” wants Democrats in power and wants Republican voters convinced their one vote won’t make a difference.