Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, August 19, 2020
Elites insist that American Renaissance is untrustworthy. This website, for example, says we are guilty of “extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news.”
If that were true, it would be easy to find predictions we have made that proved false, but we have an impressive record:
- Why Obama Will Win, by Jared Taylor, July 25, 2008
- Why Donald Trump Should (and Will) Win the Election, by Filip Dewinter, November 8, 2016
- Black Stranglehold on Democrat Party Dooms Bernie Sanders, by Chris Roberts, January 27, 2020
- Can Hispanics Put Bernie Over the Top? (No), by Chris Roberts, February 1, 2020
- Why Joe Biden Can’t Pick Elizabeth Warren to Be His VP, by Chris Roberts, May 30, 2020
Almost all of the mainstream media predicted that Hillary Clinton would win in 2016, and many people told us Marco Rubio would be the Republican nominee:
- A Top Political Analyst Thinks Marco Rubio Is The Leading GOP Candidate In 2016, by Colin Campbell, Business Insider, November 11, 2014
- Rubio Will Likely Be the Republican Nominee, by Sean McElwee, Huffington Post, May 18, 2015
- Why Marco Rubio now has the best chance of winning the GOP nomination, by Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post, February 2, 2016
On January 24, 2016, the “conservative” New York Times columnist David Brooks insisted on national television:
It’s going to be Rubio. I’m telling you, it’s going to be Rubio. Right now, you have the conflict between the conservative, the philosophical conservative wing, which is the National Review crowd, and the rogue wing, which is talk radio and Trump. And so it’s interesting to see how that breaks down. . . . So Trump, in the short term, but we’re prepping the establishment. Do not panic. There are going to be months of this. Wait for Rubio.
Politico, despite its reputation for always having the “inside scoop,” got an awful lot wrong in 2015 and 2016.
The media didn’t do much better in 2019 and 2020:
- Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee – here are five reasons why, by Tom Del Beccaro, Fox News, March 15, 2019
- Why Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee, by John Crudele, The New York Post, August 28, 2019
- Yes, Bernie Sanders Could Be the Nominee—and It Would Be an Epic Nightmare for Democrats, by Ronald Radosh, The Daily Beast, January 2, 2020
- Bernie Is Going to Be the Nominee. Take it to the State-Owned Bank., by Matt Webb, Town Hall, January 8, 2020
- Bernie Sanders Will Be The Democratic Nominee., by Christopher R. Barronon, Human Events, February 4, 2020
In its 30-year history, American Renaissance has never published anything as absurd as the prediction that Marco Rubio would be the 2016 Republican nominee. That year, Sen. Rubio won just 11.3 percent of the vote and three primaries: Minnesota; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico. Nobody who made this ridiculous prediction was ever penalized or demoted. Talking heads rarely, if ever, suffer from being wrong. That helps explain why it is still so easy to find pie-in-the-sky hot takes:
Trump is going to win more of the black vote than any Republican in history.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) August 12, 2020
It’s pretty clear they’re freaking out about losing the black vote. Which they do deserve to lose.
Prediction: Trump gets 30% of the black vote.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 8, 2020
No matter how often pundits get it wrong and how often American Renaissance gets it right, the mainstream calls us untrustworthy.