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Bozell to Levin: Survey Shows 4.6% of Democrats Would Not Have Voted for Joe Biden Had They Known Hunter Biden Story

By Lucy Collins | November 11, 2020 | 12:45pm EST
Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell discusses fighting media bias. (Photo credit: YouTube/Centennial Institute)
Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell discusses fighting media bias. (Photo credit: YouTube/Centennial Institute)

(CNS News) -- Media Research Center (MRC) Founder and President Brent Bozell laid out on the Mark Levin Show on Tuesday survey data indicating that the media's bias by omission resulted in the defeat of President Donald Trump.

Bozell explained that it is well-known how the mainstream media dedicates over 90% of its Trump airtime to negative coverage of the president, but the MRC president argues that their omission of Trump’s successes and Joe Biden’s failures is much more dangerous.

“We took a survey after the elections, on the night of the elections, and asked Democrats if they knew about the Hunter Biden story. A full 36% of Democrats knew nothing about the Hunter Biden story,” Bozell said. “Further, 4.6% of Democrats said they would not have voted for Joe Biden had they known this story. We then took that 4.6% and we spread it across the electoral landscape.”

"Guess what? Had they known this story, Joe Biden would not have carried Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the Trump lead would have been definitive in North Carolina. Meaning what? Meaning that Donald Trump would have won 289 electoral votes and would be the re-elect president of the United States. "

Below is a transcript of the segment.

Mark Levin: Quote from The Washington Times: "It's an indisputable fact that the media stole the election. The American electorate was intentionally kept in the dark during the height of the scandal surrounding Hunter Biden's foreign dealings, the media and the Big Tech companies did everything in their power to cover it up." Those words come from a dear friend of the show and of mine, Brent Bozell, founder and chief muckety-muck of the Media Research Center. Brent, how are you, sir?

Brent Bozell: Good, Mark. How're you doing? 

Levin: Very well. Expand on this: the media's role in trying to defeat the president. 

Bozell: Well, let's go through some numbers. This is something that we could trace back four years, but let's look just at the Hunter Biden laptop story. It broke on Oct. 14, The New York Post reported it. This laptop contained all the evidence one needed, I think, probably to indict Biden for his activities in China. It has all the material: the phone conversations, the emails, the discussions about payoffs, everything you need to know. It was bigger than anything, I think, and remember the Richard Nixon Watergate scandal and the Rosemary Wood eight-and-a-half minute tape and how that brought down the president. This is a hundred times bigger than that. So you would expect nonstop media coverage of this. You would expect them not just to be covering the story, but investigating the story. Look how they investigated Donald Trump for four years nonstop on hoaxes that didn't exist. So what was the coverage? For the next two weeks, the networks devoted 113 hours to news coverage. Within that 113 hours, the total amount of coverage given to the laptop -- are you ready -- 21 minutes.

Levin: That is shocking.

Bozell: It didn’t exist. Now let's take it to the next step. Thursday, Oct. 28, Thursday night, Oct. 28, on the eve right before the second presidential debate, Tony Bobulinski appears on the Tucker Carlson show. For one hour, he corroborates the laptop as being honest, he corroborates the emails that went back and forth between he and Hunter Biden. He talks about all the phone conversations that were had. He talks about the meetings he had with the Biden family, including Joe Biden. That one-hour interview is absolutely explosive. The next day, what was the coverage of it? Absolutely nothing from the network news, nothing other than to dismiss the president for bringing it up during the debate. So, it never existed. Now, why is all this important? It’s just two examples we’re giving here. Why is all this important? We took a survey after the elections, on the night of the elections, and asked Democrats if they knew about the Hunter Biden story. A full 36% of Democrats knew nothing about the Hunter Biden story.

Levin: Amazing.

Bozell: Democrats, remember, they rely on these networks for their news. Thirty-six percent of Democrats knew nothing about the Hunter Biden story. Further, 4.6% of Democrats said they would not have voted for Joe Biden had they known this story. We then took that 4.6% and we spread it across the electoral landscape. Guess what? Had they known this story, Joe Biden would not have carried Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the Trump lead would have been definitive in North Carolina. Meaning what? Meaning that Donald Trump would have won 289 electoral votes and would be the re-elect president of the United States. 

Levin: That's amazing. And you make an incredibly compelling case. And they knew exactly -- they knew what they were doing, didn't they, Brent? 

Bozell: This isn't, Mark, this isn't a one-and-done. This isn't somebody at some network missing something one night, this is something that has been going on night after night after night for four years. This is the flip side to what everyone talks about when they talk about the 92%, the 93%, the 94% monthly negative coverage of the President. We've done those reports every single month. That's the bias by commission where they have been attacking the president. 92, 93, 94% of the time. But when you're doing that, you're also engaging in the politics of the bias by omission, where you're not reporting that which would be helpful to the president, either something good that he did, or something bad that his opponent did. This is the bias by omission which I think is so much more dangerous. And we see it with this one issue alone. I can tell you now, we're going to be, we're tabulating the numbers still so I don't have the numbers to give, but we will have them, I think, on Monday. We're going to show this wasn't the only issue. There were, in fact, a handful of issues, each of which had the media reported them, Donald Trump would be getting ready -- 

Levin: We really do not have anything close to free press in this country, do we? We have a bunch of left wing Democrat ideologues? 

Bozell: Yeah, they made no bones about what they want us to do this time around. You know, in times past, there has been bias, distortions, and that sort of stuff. But this has been nonstop since he came down the escalator in May of 2015. 

Levin: How long has MRC been around? 

Bozell: Since the fall of 1987.

Levin: 1987. So, 33 years by my fast math here. Have you ever in your life, in the 33 years of your organization, seen anything like this? 

Bozell: No, no. And I suspect that if we went further than our 33 years, nobody living today, could point to another time in anyone's lifetime where the media has behaved this way. Never, never. I never, you know, Mark, I never thought that I would rue the good old days of Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw.

Levin: Well, listen, you guys do a tremendous job. Please keep it up, now more than ever given what's going on in this country, the lies about the Constitution. I only have about a minute. Let me ask you, when you see Joe Biden standing in front of their own sign saying President-Elect Biden or President-to-Be Biden, does this look like it's sort of a tyranny? I mean, the guy, does he not know how the system works? I got 30 seconds. 

Bozell: He knows exactly what he's doing. But even worse than that, he knows what he can get away with. And he knows that the media wouldn't dare bring up the fact that this is fraudulent advertising on his part. They do these things because they can.

Levin: Brent Bozell, thank you, my friend. Check out the Media Research Center, ladies and gentlemen and I'll see you next time. We'll be right back.

Lucy Collins is a CNSNews intern and a student at Columbia University.

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