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Locals celebrate a Christian Republican from their Indiana hometown as presidential material. But they're talking about the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller, not Mike Pence. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems, regardless who speaks it.
If nearly all Americans would wear face masks when they leave their homes, they could save over 100,000 lives by the end of February, a study says. LA Times
VOA VIEW: So liberals say.
The about-face a month later on the deal cost Dart Seasonal Products millions of dollars, owner Barry Wachsler told The Post. He's now suing for at least $10 million for breach of contract. New York Post


New federal estimates show no flu deaths for the week ending Oct. 17. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It does seem that way.
Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots. New York Times
Our panel of experts expects at least one COVID-19 vaccine will be approved in the coming months. Then things could really get complicated.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fools!
Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy is getting new attention in deeply red Mississippi as donations pour in after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: He will lose.
Overland Park, Kansas, city council votes to use federal COVID relief funds to purchase video cameras for a county soccer complex.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Studid!
An area in the western Caribbean has 60% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone — and could bring more rain to an already soaked South Florida.        USA Today


A lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened legal action against the Lincoln Project over New York City billboards. ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Less than two weeks from Election Day, 3.6 million votes have been cast in Florida and both campaigns continue to court critical voting blocs: Latino voters and seniors. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump will lead a red wave.
The president voted in Florida before heading to rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. CBS
There was violent unrest this week in Africa's most-populous country. Demonstrators have stayed off the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday after a brutal week that saw government forces shoot and kill protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality. Debora Patta reports from Johannesburg. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!

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The U.S. reported more than 83,700 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, passing the last record seen in mid-July, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. CNBC
Scientists say that Joe Biden's plan to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is required to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Stupid statement.
As the devastating new coronavirus surge worsens, Shepard Smith, anchor and executive editor of CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith," has a message for friends, loved ones and viewers across the country: "Follow the Fauci." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Smith was fired from FOX because of this left stupidity.


The competitive race in GA-7 provides a glimpse into Georgia's shift toward a battleground state and suburban America's changing political landscape. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell - no ten days.
The largest U.S. media companies are projecting about 25 million more households will cancel cable TV in the next five years, prompting major changes throughout the industry. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The American people are tired of the liberal lies and not reporting.
McDonald's on Friday asked a judge to dismiss the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former franchisees, arguing that it wants every operator in its system to thrive. CNBC
Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. CNN
VOA VIEW: A flip flop.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, brushing aside Democratic concerns over the expedited timeframe for confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, moved on Friday to cut off debate and set up a final confirmation vote eight days before the election. CNN

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For the first time in four months, over 1,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized for coronavirus, according to new state data released on Friday. FOX News
Hurricane Epsilon headed northeast away from the U.S. mainland Saturday morning, but was expected to bring high surf and rip tides to the coast. UPI
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday ruled that mail-in ballots can't be rejected simply because voters' signatures don't match those held on file. UPI
VOA VIEW: Mistake!

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Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations, the third such U.S.-brokered agreement in the Middle East in recent weeks, the Trump administration announced Friday. UPI

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October 24, 2020

     The American press has lost credibility.  Media bias may be in the eye of the beholder, but the ability of journalists to slant the news can be demonstrated in ways that are both obvious and subtle. Blatant bias was seen in the competing presidential town halls last week. In one, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie decided the job of the moderator was to debate, attack and interrupt President Trump. In the other, ABC’s moderator George Stephanopoulos tossed softballs to Joe Biden. That’s the kind of unfairness we’re used to with respect to coverage of Trump and Republicans.

     But a more insidious form of media bias comes in the use of language and the way journalists use terms designed to favor the left. All you need to do to see examples of this is read the bible of American journalism: the AP Stylebook. Published by The Associated Press, the Stylebook has, since its first edition came out in 1953, become the leading authority on grammar and style by reporters and editors as well a corporate-communication reference guide. Its updates about how to use words have even more influence on the way Americans speak and write than dictionaries.

     While it may have started out as an objective source, as with so much of the media it serves, the Stylebook has long since discarded fairness for a liberal bias that betrays the goal of its authors and tilts the playing field against conservatives. This was on display last month when the Stylebook weighed in to re-educate Americans about the “mostly peaceful” Black Lives Matter protests that resulted in violent riots and looting in hundreds of American cities since the death of George Floyd.