ABC’s Jon Karl dismantled for ‘pushing completely fake news’ as part of pro-Democrat election meddling

With a number of timely polls suggesting good fortune for Democrats in the November midterms — recall Hillary Clinton’s 90-plus percent chance of winning in 2016 — ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl appeared to have trouble containing his enthusiasm.

Amid recent projections that Democrats may not only maintain control of the Senate, but even gain a seat or two, the ever-reliable water carrier for the Democratic Party saw an opportunity to heap praise on frail, 79-year-old President Joe Biden.

“It looks like Democrats could pick up, maybe even a couple of seats in the Senate. No first-term president has picked up Senate seats in the midterms since JFK. Is it going to happen this time?” Karl asked Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

Of course, that’s not true but it’s hard to fault Karl for offering a false analogy here — after all, you have to go all the way back to… the Trump presidency to find a similar occurrence.

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was more than willing to do her civic duty and point Karl in the right direction.

“ABC News’s @jonkarl out there pushing completely fake news as part of its obsessive pro-Democrat election meddling, as per usual. Donald Trump picked up Senate seats in his first mid-term and he did it against an absolutely deranged media and establishment resistance,” she tweeted.

Real Clear Politics’ Tom Bevan was a little more… shall we say animated in his objection to Karl’s antics.

“Other than DJT in 2018, GWB in 2002 and Nixon in 1970, he’s spot f*cking on,” Bevan tweeted, before hitting it a second time to say, “I’m still shaking my head over this. It literally happened in THE LAST MIDTERM ELECTION.”

Considering Karl showcased U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney on Sunday’s show after her devastating Republican primary loss in Wyoming to besmirch the GOP’s election hopes, his agenda was on full display.

Social media was hip to the jive… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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