For most on the right, one of the must-have qualifications for any Republican who is running for higher office is the ability to thoroughly recognize the mainstream media for what it is – an arm of the Democratic party – and to recognize their traps and be able to call them out whenever the occasion calls for it (which is often).
Without question, Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake has demonstrated that ability and then some in her race against her Democrat opponent Katie Hobbs in such a way that no doubt makes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who makes it an almost daily ritual to call out the media’s bias, proud.
On Thursday, not long after it was confirmed that the person who allegedly burglarized Katie Hobbs’ campaign headquarters was actually in the country illegally and had no affiliation whatsoever with Lake’s campaign, Lake took to the Twitter machine and posted a two-minute video in which she dissected exactly how the mainstream media operated and how it was done in a way that can hurt Republicans, particularly down the home stretch of an election campaign.
In it, she referenced the Jussie Smollett hoax, the Nick Sandmann story, the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and the fake “Trump gasses protesters” stories, and then pointed out how the media helpfully used Twitter to amplify the fake news about those stories along with Hobbs’ false allegation that Lake’s rhetoric inspired the alleged break-in.
At the end of the clip, she declared that she would “win big” on Election Day and that in the aftermath she would be the mainstream media’s “worst nightmare.”
“Are you ready?” she asked with a smile on her face:
WATCH: @KariLake EXPOSES how ‘Fake News’ is made & spread… this time, from personal experience
The media has NO ONE the blame but themselves for the public's complete loss of trust in them. For the next eight years, she will be their worst nightmare.
PLEASE RT! pic.twitter.com/ai6nyOUK7V
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 3, 2022
As another example of Lake’s penchant for seeing right through the media’s games, here’s what she said not long after the news broke of the Hobbs’ HQ break-in:
“You gotta do better, guys,” Lake said. “We’re 13 days out from the election and you’re trying to influence this election, much like you did in 2020 when you refused to cover Joe Biden’s criminal son Hunter Biden’s laptop. You refused to cover that, you refused to cover the evidence that was on that. This time, it is the other way around. Completely bogus stories and you’re running with it. Absolute fake news.”
Not that it takes someone “on the inside” to understand how the media operates, but Lake has decades of experience working as a TV news anchor, and her insight has proven invaluable in her quest to become Arizona’s next governor.
As for her prediction that she’ll “win big,” while it ain’t over until it’s over, according to the most recent polls, momentum is in Lake’s corner.
As they say, stay tuned.