Election, fraud allegations sow distrust in news coverage

Prominent journalist breaks down facts, myths of 2020 election

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Times are tense right now and that’s made many of you upset with the coverage of the 2020 presidential election. News4Jax is committed to transparency and fairness, but not everyone is seeing it that way.

From President Donald Trump to his top supporters, there’s a lot of doubt in the election results and the free press.

“If a Democrat were doing this, it’d be cheered on, and we’re not gonna let the media intimidate us into exploring whether or not this, these contests were fairly had,” said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, talking about Trump’s refusal to concede or accept the results.

This sentiment spills over into local news coverage, like what we’ve been doing WJXT for 71 years.

“FAKE NEWS," a woman wrote to News4Jax.

Another said: “I plan to make SURE THOUSANDS of others no longer watch you either.”

We can go on and on. We’ve heard all the insults. Social media followers have dropped across the board at most local news outlets since the results of the election. However, those who are more cordial have legitimate questions.

“Why do you continue calling Biden ‘President-Elect?’”

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