WGHP Fox 8, a part of the Nexstar media empire, is known for spreading propaganda and misleading the public with poorly researched news and disinformation procured from sketchy sources like CNN and the Associated Press. But an article on their website today hit a new low.
With no attempt to be impartial or fair and balanced, the article leads with the headline "Election Conspiracy Theorists to Address Surry County Commissioners". That's certainly an attention getter. But it also lets you know the article is biased before you even read it. The reporter, Steve Doyle, has made a judgment, and the article goes on to try and influence you into thinking like he does.
The alleged purpose of the article is to inform you about Mike Lindell's public meeting in Dobson NC to discuss voting integrity and possible fraud in the 2020 election. But right away the language betrays the reporter's true intent: to dismiss the idea that fraud occurred in 2020 as complete nonsense. No need to investigate. Just take his word for it.
Some of the wording used:
"At least three proponents of baseless claims of a stolen presidential election have been invited to speak."
"My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the loudest voices of unfounded voter fraud" (is one of the speakers).
"All three (speakers) have supported the stolen election farce."
"...why commissioners found it proper to invite conspiracy theorists to a public meeting."
He finishes out by leading the readers to think that people who question the outcome of the 2020 election are potentially violent: "Reuters said the incident was an example of what had become common since the 2020 election and had documented in a series of investigative reports more than 900 messages that were threatening or hostile and aimed at election officials."
At no point does Doyle mention any of the credible evidence that has been uncovered and presented over the past year and a half. Nor does he mention the rampant fraud Dinesh D'Souza discovered and reported on in his film "2000 Mules". Doyle couldn't talk about that because that would change his propaganda piece into real journalism, something not permitted at WGHP or Nexstar.
Unfortunately spreading disinformation and misinformation is typical operating procedure for corporate owned media outlets. They don't exist to educate and inform. They're here to present a narrative that pleases the people who fund their operations.
Sadly, we all pay the price for the malfeasance of today's so-called journalists.