Omission: How the Media Misinforms Alabama Voters

By now, voters in Alabama are accustomed to misinformation. Especially since 650,000 of us were targeted in the Project Birmingham campaign back in 2017. However, there is a different kind of misinformation campaign underway in the 2020 election. Rather than publishing falsities or creating fake Facebook and Twitter content, the media is simply omitting information outright.

Let’s go back to September 27th, 2017. This was the day after Roy Moore won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Immediately, reports came out framing the general phase of the special election as the KKK fighting Doug Jones against Roy Moore.. Then in October of 2017, stories about Russian twitter followers were published. Moving on to November of that same year, we all remember the Washington Post story that reported sexual assault allegations against Moore from a group of women that didn’t know each other and didn’t want to come forward. How they were persuaded to remains a mystery. Then onto December where a write in candidate was promoted on social media and Alabama’s other senator went on the record stating that he would be writing in a candidate in light of the November allegations. So much misinformation in such a short time. Much of it has been since been discredited in the months after the election.

In the time that has past since December of 2017, voters have learned about Project Birmingham, the misinformation campaign that was underway back in the late summer and fall of 2017. They have also read the reports of the ongoing defamation lawsuit against Roy Moore. In light of this, many of the 651,000 that voted for Roy Moore, even though the media had branded him a pedophile, are more motivated than ever to get to the polls and right the wrong of 2017.

Even though voters have an understanding of the fact that they were targeted for misinformation, the media appears to have a different idea of what happened.

Let me explain. Polling since April 2019 has had Roy Moore listed in the top two spots out of a list of up to six candidates (depending on who was listed as a candidate in the poll) which is proof to me that what I just told you about the Moore voters from last time is correct.

Even in the face of this reality, I’ve noticed the media chooses to omit certain bits from the story when mentioning Roy Moore and his bid for another Republican nomination for U.S Senate. Take a look at these examples below. Notice when they mention Roy Moore, they describe him as “the former candidate who lost amid allegations of sexual assault” etc.

CNN – No mention of Project Birmingham when talking about the last election.

MSNBC – Nope.

Former Fox News Anchor, Shepard Smith – Not a mention.

Why is it that they are leaving out a huge part of the Special Election of 2017 in Alabama, Project Birmingham? They frame this as if they wrote these articles on December 13th, 2017, right after the election when people actually fell for it!

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Judge Roy Moore Condemns New York Times, Defends Justice Kavanaugh

Verbatim media alert below.

MONTGOMERY, AL — After multiple reports that the New York Times irresponsibly published accusations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavabaugh by failing to mention that the alleged female victim refused to speak with reporters about it and claimed she had no memory of the event, Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) releases this statement:

“The disgusting tactics of major news outlets who create fake news meant only to disrupt our political process must be stopped!

“I too was the object of false allegations, but unlike Justice Kavanaugh and others who have suffered the ire of the left, I filed suit against my accusers and their conspirators.

“For over two years I have not seen nor have I been able to question any of those who went on national television to tell their false stories just 32 days before the election in December 2017, and ironically I have been sued for defamation for merely denying their false and malicious accusations.

“So what should Justice Kavanaugh do?  Nothing!

“He has been confirmed by the Senate and cannot be removed except by the Senate after impeachment by the House.

“Removal for failure of ‘good Behaviour’ under Article 3, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States applies only during one’s term of office, not to allegations dating back 20, 30, or 40 years.

“The real purpose of liberal Democrats is to stop conservative views by defeating candidates at the polls using false allegations or intimidating them once they take office to silence their conservative philosophy.

“It is about time we stand up to their agenda which threatens to destroy our Country.  I recently spoke out against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), an avowed Muslim, for her anti-Semitic comments and criticism of the U.S. military, and I will forcefully defend Justice Kavanaugh against the New York Times and against Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who recently who introduced a bill of impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh.

Judge Roy Moore is a Republican candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Alabama.  The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is a life-long resident of the state and a committed constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career.

Judge Roy Moore Slams Red Flag Laws In Wake of 9/11 Anniversary

Verbatim media alert below.

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MONTGOMERY, AL — Reuters reported on September 10, 2019 that the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee voted to approve red flag legislation, a high-capacity magazine ban, and legislation that persons convicted of hate crime misdemeanors would be prohibited from possessing firearms.  All three measures are now up for consideration by the House.  Following that report, Judge Roy Moore (R-AL) released a statement condemning the move in Washington.

“Red flag laws?  The same liberals who took prayer and ‘Thou shalt not kill’ from our schools now want to take our 2nd Amendment rights in clear violation of the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  James Madison, the chief architect of the Constitution and 4th president of the United States, wisely stated that ‘It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment of our liberties… we revere this lesson too much soon to forget it!.'”

“Congress cannot solve a moral problem!”  Judge Moore continued, “‘Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle,’ as George Washington, the father of our Country said centuries before in his farewell address.”

“Let’s ask the Democrats in Congress to pass a ‘red flag law’ forbidding the removal of God from our schools.”

With regard to the tragedy of the destruction on September 11, 2001, Judge Moore also added, “Let us never forget.  From Pearl Harbor to the Twin Towers, we will always remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives that this Nation might live.  United we stand, divided we fall.  May God be with us.”

Judge Roy Moore is a Republican candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Alabama.  The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is a life-long resident of the state and a committed constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career.

End of Alert.

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Roy Moore’s Response to Omar

Below is a verbatim press release from Roy Moore’s campaign.

MONTGOMERY, AL —  Today, Judge Roy Moore responded to a personal attack on his character that was included in a series of comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar after the Alabama Republican Party passed a resolution to expel her from office.”Omar, an avowed Muslim, is a sworn enemy of Israel and has accused our own military of war crimes,” Judge Moore said, “While in Congress she has been accused of numerous sexual relationships.  I have been married to my wife, Kayla, since Omar was three years old and fought for my Country over ten years before Omar was even born.

“I fully support the resolution of the Alabama Republican Party asking Congress to expel Ilhan Omar under Article 1, Section 5, of the United States Constitution, I was sworn to defend after my graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

“President Trump was right: she should go back to Somalia from whence she came,” he concluded.

Judge Moore is a Republican candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Alabama.  The twice-former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court is a life-long Alabamian and a committed constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career.