A shocking new film suggests the 2020 presidential election was decided not by votes but via “mules” who changed the course of history.
And it’s getting a thorough fact checking as you read this.
Dinesh D’Souza’s “2000 Mules” illustrates how geotracking technology impacted several swing states during the Trump-Biden slugfest. The filmmaker teamed with True the Vote to lean on digital data revealing the path people, dubbed “mules,” made in the weeks leading up to Election Day.
Taken at face value, the information is startling. The surveillance camera footage is even more alarming.
The revelations are so explosive they cry out for a fact check. And the mainstream media has done just that, excoriating the film on multiple fronts.
And here’s where the problem begins.
The mainstream media is no longer trustworthy on political matters. That erosion, which began in earnest during the Trump years, toppled credible journalism by the time Trump left the White House.
The way reporters treated the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, suggesting it was Fake News without an ounce of investigation or curiousity, ended our ability to trust corporate news.
It’s sad. It’s also true. Since then, it’s only gotten worse.
More recently, The Washington Post used its considerable powers to doxx a Twitter account that held the Left’s ugly antics up for all to see.
We’ve also seen mainstream fact checkers morph into President Joe Biden’s unofficial partners. When President Biden appeared to shake hands with thin air a few weeks back the media fact checkers rushed in to “explain” what we saw with our own eyes.
Fact check: No, Biden didn’t shake hands with thin air; wasn’t confused [see full clip] https://t.co/ex9MaXqf8f
— Luis M. García/❤ (@LMSitges) April 15, 2022
Yet when then-Vice President Biden kicked off his most recent presidential campaign with the Charlottesville Lie few fact checkers countered the egregious comments which Biden repeated throughout the campaign.
It isn’t just the mainstream media which is now corrupt. Big Tech is, too.
Facebook and Twitter clamped down on the Hunter Biden scandal mere weeks before Election Day to boost Papa Biden’s chances. Social media giants also pummeled information suggesting the recent pandemic came from China’s Wuhan Lab, a theory now taken seriously in most circles.
Now, Twitter is trying to tip the scales against “2000 Mules,” too.
Instead of simply allowing @DineshDSouza’s #2000MulesMovie to trend and let people decide for themselves what they think, this is Twitter’s Ministry of Truth propaganda campaign against the documentary.
Exactly the kind of crap that shows how biased the “fact checkers” are. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/l6h0F2IjQl
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) May 10, 2022
D’Souza himself is fighting back agains the so-called fact checks.
I keep reading “fact checks” by @AP and @PolitiFact that say cell phone geotracking is not very precise or accurate. Here’s the @nytimes on how it pinpoints a person’s exact location #2000Mules pic.twitter.com/4QmNKgXaiF
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 8, 2022
Here’s the bigger problem.
How many media outlets fact checked Michael Moore’s recent films? What about projects like “The Comey Rule,” a Showtime miniseries that contradicts endless facts we now know about the Russian collusion hoax?
That Showtime series suggested President Donald Trump conspired with a foreign nation to steal the presidency. Shouldn’t such incendiary claims demand a furious round of fact checks?
Except they never arrived.
It’s worth recalling that the media fact checked a few anti-President Barack Obama skits on “Saturday Night Live” but never does the same for sketches skewering the GOP.
Fact checks, which could serve a vital function in our democracy, are now as biased as too many headlines.
This critic can’t say for certain D’Souza’s “2000 Mules” has all the facts dead to rights. Projects like this demand more scrutiny – serious, sober and credible.
It’s a shame we’ll get nothing of the kind moving forward.