Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:37PM
Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The US media hides the fact that this year’s presidential election is likely rigged for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to American political analyst Myles Hoenig, but Donald Trump has two additional problems which are working against him.

Hoenig, a Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, after Republican presidential nominee Trump again casted doubts over the validity of the result of the November election, saying “it’s a total fixed job.”

Trump made the remarks in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night, after two days of his heated debate with Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Trump complained that he is not getting a fair coverage from US media outlets because the entire media, except for a very few journalists, are on the side of Clinton, who he said is “a phony person.”   

“The press is an extension of Hillary Clinton. I mean it’s a part of the rigged system,” the billionaire businessman said.

Hoenig said that the Republican Party “has a problem with Donald Trump.”

“The establishment doesn’t want him and most of them are supporting Clinton, whether it past Republican presidents to former leaders in its war apparatus. Although many Congressional representatives and senators have not come out for her, many have come out against him,” he stated.

“Trump himself has three main problems going against him. Number one is Trump himself. Second, a majority of the media is behind Clinton. And the third problem for Trump is the perceived threat that the election will be rigged in November for the Democrats,” he added.

‘Narcissistic, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic’

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Florida, on October 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Hoenig said that “enough has been said about Trump that needs little clarification or additions.”

“He is narcissistic, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic and perhaps intellectually challenged, as he has never been able to expand on his thoughts and policies without a barrage of repeated empty slogans. Except for the intellectual charge, Hillary Clinton exhibits these same characteristics, yet because of media support, is able to hide it quite well,” he stated.

“That comes to the second point of the media supporting her over Trump. Even though during the primary they gave Trump free media coverage by 2 to 1, that was in part to help elevate him to the position of top contender in his party with a probable outcome of him winning the nomination - a gift to Clinton,” the analyst said.  

‘Media blackout of Bernie Sanders’

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) looks on during a campaign rally at University of New Hampshire on September 28, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. (Photo by AFP)

Hoenig said that “Clinton would most likely not have won her nomination if it wasn’t for the media blacking out Bernie Sanders throughout the primary season. When one draws hundreds to a field house and the other draws tens of thousands one wonders how in the world the outcome could have been so skewed for the least popular candidate.”

‘Media showing its true colors’

The analyst said as the race is “tightening up now, the media is showing its true colors in its support for Clinton.”

“So much coverage is on Trump’s despicable language of some years ago but barely a word, and certainly no reporting, on Clinton’s long history of denigrating, abusing, and bullying the very women who have accused her husband of rape and sexual assaults. They would argue that this was President [Bill] Clinton but ignoring the role she played,” he stated.

“As to the rigging of elections, we saw very clearly how so many states’ primary elections defied expectations in favor of Clinton. We see how many ballots went missing or switched, or how many polling places were closed or had ‘troubles’ during the voting. All were to the benefit of Clinton. There are a number of legal challenges in many states to overturn such elections due to so many irregularities, again, all favoring her,” he noted.

Former US President Bill Clinton arrives before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by AFP) 

“When we see the mainstream media coming out declaring Clinton the winner in California before the polls closed, which was the firewall for Clinton, it is clear how this collusion with the media and the rigging of the system benefits Hillary Clinton,” he said.

“Lastly, the electronic machines are easily hackable, and one doesn’t need the Russian government’s involvement. Many YouTube clips show this and it should be a concern to all, including the media, which most of them are sidestepping this issue,” the commentator said in his concluding remarks.