Thursday, October 06, 2022

NYT: "Election Deniers Were Right"

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Just one day after the New York Times attempted to downplay suspicions around the election software company Konnech, the company’s CEO, Eugene Yu, has been taken into custody under suspicion of sending data on American poll workers to Communist China.

Could it be that after throwing the so-called "election deniers" under the bus, blocking their concerns regarding the integrity of the 2020 election from both the news and social media, and publicly shaming them for even thinking such thoughts---much less expressing their concerns---maybe there were legitimate integrity issues with the election?

Be informed, not misled.

The headline read: "How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target.

On October 3, the New York Times published the article by reporter Stuart Thompson titled, “How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target,” in which he claimed that “election deniers” were targeting Konnech, a Michigan election software firm with just 21 U.S. employees, and had developed a theory with “threadbare evidence” that the company had ties to the Chinese Communist Party and had given the Chinese government backdoor access to the personal data of around two million poll workers in the United States.

He said, "Election deniers catapulted a Michigan firm with just 21 U.S. employees to the center of unfounded voter fraud claims, exposing it to vicious threats."

Thompson suggested that such beliefs were ridiculous and anyone suggesting there was validity to these claims was simply an “election denier,” spinning conspiracy theories.

On October 4, just one day later, the NYT published another article from Thompson titled, “Election Software Executive Arrested on Suspicion of Theft,” in which he reported that Eugene Yu, the CEO of Konnech, had been arrested under suspicion of theft after U.S. user data was found stored in China — exactly what the “election deniers” that Thompson had derided claimed.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, commented on the situation saying: “Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.”

A spokesman for the company told the press, "Any L.A. County poll worker data that Konnech may have possessed was provided to it by L.A. County and therefore could not have been ‘stolen’ as suggested.”  

In a statement, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said that it had cause to believe that the personal information on election workers was “criminally mishandled” and was seeking to extradite Yu from Michigan to Los Angeles.

LA County also said, "Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it."

District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China.

Far Left wing LA County is assuring citizens that "the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results."

Most of the American press is on "all hands on deck" alert to make this story nothing more than more "misinformation" from "election deniers."

A closer look at "the story."

The Federalist is turning on the light.

Their headline reads, "NYT Pretends To Debunk Poll Worker 'Conspiracy.' One Day Later, The 'Election Deniers' Were Vindicated."

They begin: "Once referred to as America’s 'newspaper of record,' the regime-approved New York Times is back with its latest “pie in the face” moment, and boy is it a doozy."

Of the first "news story" (Oct 3) published by the NYT The Federalist says:

Rather than attempt to verify the claims by doing actual investigative journalism, Thompson let his clear-as-day political biases drive his work and simply parroted Konnech, which asserted that “none of the accusations were true” and that “all the data for its American customers were stored on servers in the United States and that it had no ties to the Chinese government.”

Thompson even attempted to garner sympathy for the company’s “founder and chief executive, Eugene Yu, an American citizen who immigrated from China in 1986,” and who had gone “into hiding with his family after receiving threatening messages” over the accusations.

“I’ve cried,” Yu allegedly wrote in an email, according to the Times. “Other than the birth of my daughter, I hadn’t cried since kindergarten.”

Konnech’s denial was apparently enough for Thompson, who proceeded to spend several paragraphs attacking “conspiracy theorists” and “far-right election deniers” who “have subjected election officials and private companies that play a major role in elections to a barrage of outlandish voter fraud claims.”

“[T]he attacks on Konnech demonstrate how far-right election deniers are also giving more attention to new and more secondary companies and groups,” Thompson wrote. “Their claims often find a receptive online audience, which then uses the assertions to raise doubts about the integrity of American elections.”

There’s one key problem with Thompson’s story, though: The accusations against Konnech appear to be true.

On Tuesday, just one day after writing his hit piece on “election deniers,” Thompson was forced to report that Yu “was arrested by Los Angeles County officials in connection with an investigation into the possible theft of personal information about poll workers” and that the office of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón “had found [poll worker] data stored in China.”

“The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in an emailed statement that it had cause to believe that personal information on election workers was ‘criminally mishandled,'” Thompson wrote on Tuesday.


Thompson and the New York Times’ quick dismissal of the Konnech concerns is a perfect display of how the country’s elitist, leftist media are nothing more than propaganda machines for the Democrat Party. Despite there being legitimate problems with America’s elections, such as the infiltration of private money into local election offices to get out Democrat voters, the corporate press would rather stick their collective head in the sand, repeat their grotesque “election denier” smear, and call it a day.

Mollie Hemingway summed it all up with a tweet:

Oct. 3: lengthy feature "debunking" a "conspiracy theory" about the security of poll worker data.

Oct. 4: arrest on just that charge.

All from a newspaper that spent *years* pushing the absurd conspiracy theory that Trump stole the 2016 election by colluding with Russia.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.