— For Immediate Release —
Ann Arbor, Michigan (November 11, 2020) – The media does not certify a presidential election, but that didn’t stop major outlets from saying the election was over. Not only is President of the United States going to court raising concerns of numerous election irregularities, but the Attorney General Bill Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the U.S. to pursue “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, before the 2020 presidential election is certified.
“The news media are not only choosing to ignore allegations of election fraud made by a sitting President, a major story on its own, but they’re scandalously at the center of another important story themselves,” said Teresa Tomeo, award-winning journalist who spent 30 years in the Detroit secular news market and current host of Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio. “The secular media are falsely reporting that the election is over, certified, and insisting it’s now time to move on. By doing this, they consistently ignore their own professional guidelines, make a mockery of an industry designed to be government watchdogs, and do great harm by misinforming the public.”
There are clear journalistic standards that members of the media are expected to follow according to election ethics guidelines from their own professional journalism organizations and think tanks. They’re advised to, among other things:
- Avoid reporting a false claim of victory.
- Pay attention to the rules of an election process.
- Avoid overplaying opinion polls.
As Tomeo Tomeo and Al Kresta, President and CEO of Ave Maria Radio and host of Kresta in the Afternoon, have been highlighting on their radio programs, these are just a few of the many basic election coverage guidelines the media are mocking. “Just because Vice President Biden and his campaign are claiming a victory doesn’t make it is true,” said Al Kresta. “There are many stories within this story that are not being told. The mere fact that a sitting President is challenging the election should be of concern to the public and the media.”
Both Kresta and Tomeo are urging that the media to get back to basics and accurately cover the on-going investigation, allowing the legal process to take place and report the results of the election when all legal votes are counted and certified.
“As Catholics we have faith in God and we believe we all must do our part to share truth,” said Kresta. “John Quincy Adams once said, ‘Duty is ours; results are God’s.’ Important words to remember in today’s climate.”
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