US Election Media Watch

16 October 2020

This report gives a daily snapshot of the latest news on the US election from a selection of sources across multiple topics. The stories are separated by media bias ratings to highlight reporting differences based on left-to-right political partisanship. AllSides Media Bias Ratings and Media Bias/Fact Check are used for bias ratings.

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Coronavirus How the world’s greatest health organization was brought to its knees by Donald TrumpRaw StoryTrump: We are ‘rounding the turn’ on the coronavirus pandemicNBCNews.comFactChecking Trump’s Town HallFactcheckTrump calls Anthony Fauci a Democrat but says, ‘He’s a nice guy, so we keep him around’Washington ExaminerObama Attacks Trump by Stretching the Truth About His Own AdministrationWestern Journal Biden Explains How He Would Have Handled the PandemicMother JonesTrump and Biden focus on coronavirus in opening stages of dual town hallsCNNBiden says he will take COVID-19 vaccine “if body of scientists” says it’s readyAxios.comBiden campaign halts Kamala Harris’ travel after two people in campaign’s orbit test positive for coronavirusFOX 10 WALAJoe Biden Open to Mandating Coronavirus Vaccine, Will Order Governors to Impose Mask MandateBreitbart.com
Protests and Social Unrest Donald Trump praises QAnon supportersMedia Matters for AmericaQAnon finds a new home in Trump’s MAGA movementPoliticoPresident Trump on denouncing white supremacyGreenville NewsSavannah Guthrie, Donald Trump spar over white supremacy, antifaWashington TimesDonald Trump at NBC Town Hall: Here We Go Again, I Denounce White SupremacyBreitbart.com stark contrasts: Biden Presidential town hall in Pennsylvania versus Trump in FloridaDaily Kos5 takeaways from the dueling Trump and Biden town hallsWashington PostWith Debate Cancelled, Trump And Biden Appear In Dueling Town HallsNPRBiden moves on court packing stance, while Trump spars with NBC in dueling town callsFOXNews.comI’m a lifelong Republican — but I have to vote for BidenSpectator USA
Corruption Team Trump humiliated as Rudy Giuliani’s attempted ‘October surprise’ backfiresRaw StorySix post-Trump reforms to help protect the rule of lawWashington PostTrump Revives False Narrative on Biden and UkraineFactcheckTrump and Biden take part in separate town halls, here’s the takeawayFOXNews.comDonald Trump: Biden Family ‘Corrupt as Hell’ for Pursuing Deals in ChinaBreitbart.com Weeks Before Election, Trump Says Investigation Into ‘Corrupt’ Biden Would Show Financial Benefit From HunterNewsweekTrump’s fake new Biden scandal has a deeper purpose. Bannon revealed it.Washington PostTrump Revives False Narrative on Biden and UkraineFactcheckTrump slams Biden over reports Hunter Biden introduced Burisma exec to VP dad: ‘Totally corrupt’FOXBusiness.comBehind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruptionSpectator USA
Economy A 3-way fight between Pelosi, McConnell and Trump rages — and stimulus hangs in the balanceAlterNet.orgHow to judge President Trump’s economic recordThe EconomistTrump ‘ready to sign’ stimulusThe HillTrump says he wants more than $1.8 trillion in stimulus but rejects Pelosi’s ‘goodies’Washington TimesTrump: Pelosi ‘Doesn’t Want’ Another Round of Stimulus ‘Because She Thinks It’s Bad for Her Election’Breitbart.com Biden Sets A Trump Voter Straight Who Believes Trump Cut Taxes For WorkersPOLITICUSUSASays Joe Biden is a socialist.PolitifactBiden Says Undoing Corporate Tax Cuts Would Help EconomyLaw360Biden says he will raise taxes immediately, even if the economy is strugglingWashington ExaminerFACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Promise He Would Create 550 Million New Jobs During A Recent Speech?Daily Caller
Election Integrity Steve Bannon pushes for Trump to claim an early election victory — but there’s a huge hole in the planAlterNet.orgObama says Trump is a “symptom of” and “accelerant to” misinformationCBSNews.com – USTrump says he’ll accept peaceful transfer, ‘but I want it to be an honest election’The Hill Trump clarifies that he commits to a peaceful transition of powerThe Post MillennialTrump campaign fires back after Twitter locks official account: ‘This is election interference, plain and simple’Bizpac Review Fox Host Confronts Trump Over Threat Of Not Allowing A Peaceful Transition Of Power: “Does That Mean That You’re Not Going To Allow A Friendly Transition If Joe Biden Walks Into The White House?”Political Tribune“There Are Mechanisms to Move Him Out”: Biden’s Campaign Is Prepping for Worst-Case Scenario: Trump Refusing to ConcedeVanity FairBiden campaign manager: Race is ‘far closer’ than experts sayThe HillGov’s chief of staff on leave to aid Biden transition teamThe Washington Times stories: NewsFacebook and Twitter Censor Biden Bombshells Weeks After Execs Join His Transition TeamBreitbart.com
Foreign Policy Donald Trump Says China Will Pay for Stimulus Bill: ‘They’re the Ones That Caused This Problem’NewsweekWhat China gains if Trump winsWashington PostIsrael approves Trump-brokered peace treaty with UAEThe HillTrump admin. overhauls national tech strategy to defeat China and RussiaThe Washington Times stories: NewsFact Check– Joe Biden: President Trump ‘Embraces All the Thugs in the World’Breitbart.com Top Russian Lawmaker Says ‘No Grounds’ to Think Either Biden or Trump Would Improve Ties With RussiaNewsweekBiden says Trump’s ‘America First’ policy has ‘made America alone’Yahoo! NewsBiden draws sharp contrast with Trump in low-key town hallThe HillTrump: If Biden wins, China will own USFOX Business – VideoFact Check– Joe Biden: President Trump ‘Embraces All the Thugs in the World’Breitbart.com
Supreme Court Nomination Trump boasts Amy Coney Barrett was ‘toying’ with ‘evil’ DemocratsRaw StoryStabenow: Trump wants to end Obamacare. Don’t let his next SCOTUS pick do it.Detroit Free PressTrump’s town hall saw the President in typical form, inaccurate claims and allFortune Trump says the way Democrats smeared Kavanaugh changed the gameThe Post MillennialDonald Trump: Amy Coney Barrett Nomination a ‘Freight Train,’ Can Not Be StoppedBreitbart.com Biden tells LGBTQ Americans he agrees ‘there’s great reason to be concerned’ with Amy Coney Barrett on SCOTUSRaw StoryAt Supreme Court Hearing, Kamala Harris Summons Her Prosecutorial InstinctsTimeBiden leaves door open to adding Supreme Court justicesTheHillKamala Harris calls Barrett hearings ‘illegitimate process,’ says Republicans ‘doing great harm’FOXNews.comBiden: Americans Will Know My SCOTUS Stance ‘Before They Vote.’ Millions Already HaveCNS News
Taxes Biden Sets A Trump Voter Straight Who Believes Trump Cut Taxes For WorkersPOLITICUSUSAHow to judge President Trump’s economic recordThe EconomistExplicit difference in Trump and Biden tax plansHouston ChronicleTrump dodges five times when asked to detail promised middle class tax cutsWashington ExaminerBiden’s Past Work Against Social Security Comes Back To Haunt Him Even as He Attacks TrumpWestern Journal Biden Sets A Trump Voter Straight Who Believes Trump Cut Taxes For WorkersPOLITICUSUSABiden’s Tax Plan Would Raise Just $2.4 Trillion, Report SaysBloombergExplicit difference in Trump and Biden tax plansHouston ChronicleBiden says he will raise taxes immediately, even if the economy is strugglingWashington ExaminerI’m a lifelong Republican — but I have to vote for BidenSpectator USA
Healthcare Why Trump’s Health Care Move Is an Empty PromiseYes! MagazineStabenow: Trump wants to end Obamacare. Don’t let his next SCOTUS pick do it.Detroit Free PressGeorgia gets Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements, partial expansionTheHillDonald Trump rushes plan to send seniors $200 discount cards, slash drug pricesWashington TimesTrump Administration Drives Telehealth Services in Medicaid and MedicareAssociation of Mature American Citizens The jarring contrast between Trump and Biden, explained in 3 moments from their competing town hallsVOX.comWhere Donald Trump and Joe Biden split on Colorado issues in presidential raceColorado Sun We need Biden at the helmConcord MonitorBiden’s agenda to cost $36 trillion, up to $49,000 per family: StudyWashington ExaminerBiden Says He Followed ‘The Science’ and Experts on Wearing Masks ‘From March On’CNS News
Racial Inequality Who Elected Donald Trump?CounterPunchIce Cube defends advising Trump on plan for Black AmericansCBS NewsTrump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town hallsAP NewsTrump supporters cover NYC’s Black Lives Matter mural with huge Trump flag and chant ‘four more years!’Washington Examiner Cory Booker Calls Trump Supporters ‘Cult of Personality,’ ‘Armed Militias’Breitbart.com Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Begs America To Vote For Joe Biden And Kamala HarrisPOLITICUSUSABiden Ad Features George Floyd’s Sister: Campaign UpdateBloomberg-QuintTrump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town hallsAP NewsTrump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town hallsstar-telegram.comJohn Kennedy Expertly Mocks Kamala Harris With a Hilarious Question During the ACB HearingRedstate
Immigration and Border Security With the Latinx Vote in Full Force, We Can Beat Trump in Florida (OPINION)Latino RebelsWhere Donald Trump’s Politics of Cruelty Will LeadThe AtlanticFactChecking Trump’s Town HallFactcheckTrump officials blame prospect of Biden win for illegal immigrant border surgeWashington ExaminerDonald Trump on DACA: We’re Going to Take Care of ‘Dreamers’Breitbart.com Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s Dueling Town Halls: Live UpdatesNew York MagazineA question for Joe Biden from an undocumented family in Philly church sanctuary: Will you free us?Philadelphia InquirerWhy this libertarian is voting for BidenThe Week MagazineTrump officials blame prospect of Biden win for illegal immigrant border surgeWashington ExaminerPoll: Indian-American Voters Back Joe Biden by 3:1Breitbart.com
Education Biden Sets A Trump Voter Straight Who Believes Trump Cut Taxes For WorkersPOLITICUSUSAAt dueling town halls, Trump brags and Biden explains. Same as ever.Washington PostCollege Reaction poll: More college students would protest Trump winAxios.comHigh schooler says teacher kicked him out of virtual class for Trump flag hanging in his homeWashington ExaminerAnti-Trump Indoctrination Reported at California High SchoolFrontpagemag.com Biden Sets A Trump Voter Straight Who Believes Trump Cut Taxes For WorkersPOLITICUSUSABiden asked why Black voters should choose himCBS NewsBiden Would Unravel Some Trump Tax Cuts If Elected, Plan ShowsInternational Business TimesBiden pressed on ‘you ain’t Black’ comment during town hallFOXNews.com Joe Biden Said Trump Could Have Kept Schools, Businesses Open if He Passed ReliefBreitbart.com
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Chinese Spotlight: Trump, Biden attack each other in dueling town halls over coronavirus, other issuesXinhua News AgencyUS presidential election: Hong Kong democrats need not support Donald Trump to further their causeSouth China Morning PostDonald Trump bashes NBC ahead of his prime-time town hallSouth China Morning PostTrump terms COVID-induced lockdowns as ‘unconstitutional’Pekingpress.comDid Big Tech just censor Trump campaign’s October surprise?CGTN Spotlight: Trump, Biden attack each other in dueling town halls over coronavirus, other issuesXinhua News AgencyFirst step for US after a Biden win is keeping Trump from doing more harmSouth China Morning PostTrump defends coronavirus plan, refuses to denounce QAnon as he and Biden square off in separate town hallsSouth China Morning Post
Russian Трамп: Я не должен России денегRen-TV.comТрамп: нет, я не должен денег РоссииPravdaТрамп заявил, что не получал от врачей диагноз “пневмония”Gazeta.ruТрамп заявил, что ничего не должен РоссииPolitExpert – RSSТрамп назвал Байдена «абсолютно коррумпированным политиком»Izvestia Джозеф Байден считает возможной легализацию марихуаныTASS – RSSДжо Байден оказался в одном самолете с заболевшим COVID-19PolitExpert – RSSДжо Байден, противник Трампа, пообещал легализовать марихуануSvpressa.ruДжозеф Байден считает возможной легализацию марихуаныTass.ruBiden says voters DESERVE to know whether he will pack Supreme Court… but declines to reveal the answerRussia Today

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