US Election Media Watch

17 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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Trending Topics Trump-Pence Biden-Harris
Coronavirus Falsehoods and Failures: Trump During COVID-19 (10/16 Update)People For the American WayThe Daily 202: Town hall shows how deeply in denial Trump remains about coronavirusWashington PostTrump announces plan to deliver free coronavirus vaccine to seniorsTheHillTrump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second termstar-telegram.comPresident Trump vows to continue protecting senior citizens from COVID-19One America News Network Combative Trump insists pandemic almost over, Biden says he did ‘nothing’Raw StoryTrump Courts Seniors in Florida, Fighting Shift Toward BidenBloomberg Fake quote says Biden wants to ‘lock down’ USUSA TodayBiden Would Consider Mandating COVID-19 VaccineThe Epoch TimesWill There Be a National COVID Vaccine Mandate? Joe Biden Answers Voters’ Questions at TownhallDaily Citizen – Focus on the Family
Protests and Social Unrest Donald Trump Named ‘Man of the Year’ By Law Enforcement PublicationNewsweekTrump’s rage at the NBC town hall exposes an ugly truth about 2020Washington PostCouple who shared QAnon theories donate $1 million to TrumpTheHillDonald Trump refuses to denounce QAnon, claims ignorance of conspiracy theory movement at town hallWashington TimesTrump Again Denounces White Supremacy, Then Is Grilled on QAnon: ‘Let’s Waste the Whole Show’CNS News Joe Biden calls Trump silence on white supremacists ‘stunning’Raw StoryPresident Trump’s town hall turns contentious; Biden focuses on policySan Diego Union Tribune Joe Biden has condemned Antifa, violent protestsReutersBiden calls supporting 1994 crime bill a ‘mistake’ during ABC town hallFOXNews.comThe Weird Biden and Trump Town HallsAmerican Spectator
Economy Trump adviser: Actually, mass unemployment is greatThe American IndependentDNC hits Trump over the economy, job losses in first ‘closing arguments’ memoABC NewsTrump touts V-shaped economic recovery, while Biden sees it K-shapedCNBC Donald Trump’s economic record not all it’s cracked up to beLas Vegas Review JournalTrump on Stimulus Negotiations: ‘The Problem You Have Is Nancy Pelosi’CNS News Joe Biden Is ‘Deeply Grateful’ For Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s EndorsementNewsweekAbout last night: Trump, Biden debate long distanceLos Angeles TimesOn Joe Biden can provide the fact-based policymaking we desperately needThe HillKamala Harris Authored What Could Be the Most Expensive Bill EverAmerican Enterprise InstituteBiden says he’ll ‘absolutely’ raise taxes on job-creating corporations despite COVID economic downturnBizpac Review
Corruption Trump should face manslaughter charges for his “reckless” handling of COVID-19: former prosecutorSalonThe country can’t recover from Trump’s presidency unless he’s held accountableWashington PostTrump calls town hall an ‘evening in paradise’The HillTrump slams Biden on ‘very bad showing’ despite no ‘corruption’ questionsNew York PostPresident Trump: Red wave is coming in NovemberOne America News Network Amid Fading Poll Results, Trump Calls for Biden to Be Thrown in Jail As Crowd Chants ‘Lock Him Up’NewsweekThe truth behind the Hunter Biden non-scandalWashington PostRNC files FEC complaint against Twitter, alleging ‘in-kind contributions to Biden’The HillTrump slams Biden on ‘very bad showing’ despite no ‘corruption’ questionsNew York PostJoe Biden Lashes Out at CBS Reporter for Asking About Hunter Biden Emails: ‘I Have No Response’
Election Integrity Falsehoods and Failures: Trump During COVID-19 (10/16 Update)People For the American Way“Vote like Trump”: Campaign embraces mail-in voting in ad blitzCBS NewsAre Trump allies peddling Russian disinformation about the Bidens?PBS NewsHour PoliticsAppeals court hands Trump major victory in swing-state absentee ballot fightWashington ExaminerArizona Poll: Donald Trump 45%, Joe Biden Lindsey Graham Says Biden Is Run by the Radical Left, Will Abolish the Electoral College and Stack the CourtsNewsweekTilove: In forecasting Trump vs. Biden, 2 forecasts predict different outcomesAustin American StatesmanAnother day, another 100,000 Harris County ballots cast FridayHouston ChronicleKamala Harris has awkward moment at NC event, says election ‘ends in 19 days’FOXNews.comOcasio-Cortez, Progressive ‘Squad’ Already Making Demands Of Biden Transition Team Weeks Before The Election By Emily ZanottiDaily Wire
Foreign Policy Despite reality, Trump says China could pay for economic aid packageMSNBCTrump administration rejects Putin’s offer on nuclear arms deal extensionWashington PostCould Saudi Arabia And The UAE Throw The Election To Donald Trump?National InterestChina Hawks Push Trump for Hardline Stance on BeijingNewsMax.comDonald Trump: Republicans Will Win Minnesota Thanks to Ilhan Joe Biden’s Refreshingly Trump-Free Town HallNew YorkerIntel community fears Russia targeted Giuliani to discredit – USBiden vs. Trump: You saw them in town halls, how do they differ on allies and adversaries?USA TodayBiden’s Town Hall COVID Comments Don’t Match Record on ChinaInside SourcesHayward: Biden Repeats ‘Russian Bounties’ Lie, Outrages Eastern Europe in Town
Healthcare The security case against Trump in 12 sentencesDaily KosTrump’s allies claim he’s incapable of gutting Obamacare. He’s already doing it.Washington PostBiden: Trump doesn’t see Americans daily strifeGreat Falls TribuneTrump fights to win back seniorsWashington ExaminerTrump Administration Announces Historically Low Premiums and New Insulin Benefit as Medicare Open Enrollment BeginsAssociation of Mature American Citizens Florida Woman Who Called Trump ‘Handsome’ At Town Hall Is Voting for Biden: ‘Not a Fan’NewsweekBiden touts health care plan during Southfield visitDetroit Free PressJoe Biden returns to Michigan, focusing on health care in SouthfieldDetroit NewsTrump and Biden, both in Florida, court crucial senior votersFOXNews.comJoe Biden Attempts to Claim President Trump is Already Packing the
Supreme Court Nomination Trump Attacks Susan Collins for Not Supporting Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS NominationPOLITICUSUSATrump blasts Susan Collins over SCOTUS amid reelection fightPoliticoThe Count #5: Would SCOTUS Let Trump Steal The Election?The AppealSCOTUS agrees to hear Trump census argument next monthNew York PostDonald Trump Challenges Susan Collins Opposition to Amy Coney Biden says he’s open to adding Supreme Court justices if neededTheGrioSenator Kamala Harris questions Amy Coney Barrett on climate changeCBS NewsBiden keeps both sides guessing on court packingThe HillBiden’s no placeholder and other commentaryNew York PostTrump: Joe Biden Will Pack SCOTUS and ‘Shred Your 2nd Amendment’
Environment Trump refuses to help California after disastrous wildfire seasonThe American IndependentTrump’s toughest rebrand yet? ‘Great environmentalist.’Washington PostTrump administration rejects California request for wildfire disaster assistanceThe Hill While Trump denies climate science, bipartisan Utahns get to workDeseret NewsDonald Trump: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has ‘Great Line of Bullshit’ with Green New Joe Biden’s Resistance to Green New Deal Helps Win Back Blue-Collar Democrats in PennsylvaniaNewsweek It’s a clear choice: Biden or a science-denying TrumpSTLtoday.comBiden distances himself from Green New Deal during town hallThe HillProgressives want in on potential Biden presidencyBoston Herald‘Pro-life evangelicals for Biden’ is a monumental ethical failureChristian Post
Taxes Trump is eyeing another corporate tax cut (for the wrong reason)MSNBCGuns, money and Trump take center stage in 9th District raceAtlanta Journal And ConstitutionNY Tax Talk: Trump Tax Returns, Revenue Rebound, ReformLaw360Kudlow: Biden Plan to Roll Back Trump Tax Cuts Will ‘Decimate Economy’NewsMax.comJoe Biden Says He Won’t Get Rid Of All Of Trump’s Tax Cuts – Just Cuts For The WealthyDaily Caller Joe Biden’s Refreshingly Trump-Free Town HallNew YorkerJoe Biden’s contradictory statements show he’s not being honest with votersCleveland.comGoldman says Biden capital gains tax hike could trigger some stock selling, but it won’t lastCNBC Joe Biden’s tax, economic plan will hit the middle classLas Vegas Review JournalFACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Propose A 52% Federal Income Tax Rate?Daily Caller
Racial Inequality We are all tired of trying to convince Trump racism is real. We have to keep trying.MSNBCNew book by former Trump aide alleges early racist commentsLA Times – PoliticsLetters to the editor: Racism, Trump, Risch, SotoIdaho StatesmanJimmy Failla: Trump, Biden town halls offer America stark choice: Victor-hood or victim-hoodFOXNews.comBorn to Run Away: Bruce Springsteen Promises to Flee to Australia if Donald Trump Watch ‘super racist’ rant against Kamala Harris by GOP senator at Georgia MAGA rallyRaw StorySenator repeatedly mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rallyCBS NewsBiden, Trump return to swing states after competing TV town hallsPBS NewsHour PoliticsBiden calls supporting 1994 crime bill a ‘mistake’ during ABC town hallFOXNews.comMary Beth Brown: History Shows Kamala Harris Is 100% Wrong on Racism & RepublicansWestern Journal
Immigration and Border Security Florida Woman Who Called Trump ‘Handsome’ At Town Hall Is Voting for Biden: ‘Not a Fan’NewsweekICE campaign targeting ‘sanctuary’ cities yields 170 arrests, and amplifies Trump campaign themeWashington PostThe Trump administration has used the coronavirus threat to swiftly kick more than 200,000 immigrants out of the U.S.Dallas Morning NewsSupreme Court to rule on Trump’s census illegal immigrant orderWashington TimesTrump: ‘Because of the Pandemic, Much Changed on the Immigration Front’CNS News Florida Woman Who Called Trump ‘Handsome’ At Town Hall Is Voting for Biden: ‘Not a Fan’NewsweekOp-Ed: Who had the worse campaign week, Biden or Trump?Los Angeles TimesThese questions from Trump, Biden town halls really lit up social mediaGreat Falls TribuneBiden’s Town Hall COVID Comments Don’t Match Record on ChinaInside SourcesHere’s Everything Biden Has Said About The Border WallThe Daily Caller – Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
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Chinese WHO study raises doubts over Donald Trump’s favoured Covid-19 treatmentsSouth China Morning PostLosing Ground to Biden, Trump Courts SeniorsPekingpress.comLosing Ground to Biden, Trump Courts Seniorsshanghaisun.comTrump calls COVID-19 as ‘artificial horrible situation’Pekingpress.comTrump administration approves California’s request for wildfire relief fundsXinhua News Agency Graphics: Biden hits 50 and smashes cash record, Trump lags behindCGTNLosing Ground to Biden, Trump Courts SeniorsPekingpress.comLosing Ground to Biden, Trump Courts SeniorsBeijingbulletin.comFBI investigated whether alleged Hunter Biden emails are part of Russian plot to interfere in electionSouth China Morning Post
Russian Трамп намерен посадить семью БайденаPolitika Segodnya – RSSТрамп сравнил себя по популярности с Иисусом ХристомVedomosti.ruТрамп сравнил себя с Иисусом на митинге в Северной КаролинеRegnum.RuТрамп пошутил об иммиграции из США в случае проигрыша на выборахLenta.ruДональд Трамп сравнил с себя с Иисусом ХристомPravda ‘Biden beat Trump’ in TV ratings, MSM rush to declare after dueling town hallsRussia TodayДжо Байден поругался с журналистом из-за вопроса о сынеPravda‘Most brazen media suppression in US history’: Republicans go after Twitter over censorship of NYPost’s Biden bombshellRussia TodayТрамп и Байден уготовили рублю ноябрьскую засадуSvpressa.ruБайден победил Трампа по результатам “заочных дебатов”

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