The leaders of our nation’s top newsroom weren’t listening.
Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe tweeted: Then, during an afternoon appearance ostensibly about ending anti-conservative censorship in social media (ha!), Trump laid out his plan just as plain as day.
STOP READING THE NYT
The New York Times put its article on Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power on page A15.
STOP READING THE WP
The Washington Post story was on A4.
Other news organizations underplayed it as well.
Despite all the other news, this should have been a screamer headline everywhere.
Consider the magnitude of what they ignored on Wednesday.
Even before Trump’s comments, one of the country’s top election law scholars, Richard Hasen, had written in Slate that “the litigation strategy of the Trump campaign and its allies has become clear: try to block the expansion of mail-in balloting whenever possible and, in a few key states, create enough chaos in the system and legal and political uncertainty in the results that the Supreme Court, Congress, or Republican legislatures can throw the election to Trump if the outcome is at all close or in doubt.”
Hasen’s stark conclusion:
“This is a five-alarm fire, folks.
It’s time to wake up.”