Hillary Clinton is back and she’s more delusional than ever.
She is still trying to make excuses for why she lost the election.
And in a recent interview, she placed new blame for her loss on the most ridiculous reason ever.
Hillary Clinton has already said sexism, the Russians, and the FBI cost her the election.
Now she has settled on a new target – the media.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Clinton ripped what she called the advocacy press on the right for helping destroy her campaign.
New York Magazine reports:
The press, she believes, didn’t make it any easier. “Look, we have an advocacy press on the right that has done a really good job for the last 25 years,” she says. “They have a mission. They use the rights given to them under the First Amendment to advocate a set of policies that are in their interests, their commercial, corporate, religious interests. Because the advocacy media occupies the right, and the center needs to be focused on providing as accurate information as possible. Not both-sides-ism and not false equivalency.”
The impulse toward false equivalency is only getting worse, in her opinion. “The cable networks seem to me to be folding into a posture of, ‘Oh, we want to try to get some of those people on the right, so maybe we better be more, quote, evenhanded.’ ” When I mention MSNBC’s hiring of conservatives including George Will, and the New York Times’ new climate-change-skeptic opinion columnist, Bret Stephens, her brow furrows. “Why … would … you … do … that?” she says. “Sixty-six million people voted for me, plus, you know, the crazy third-party people. So there’s a lot of people who would actually appreciate stronger arguments on behalf of the most existential challenges facing our country and the world, climate change being one of them! It’s clearly a commercial decision. But I don’t think it will work. I mean, they’re laughing on the right at these puny efforts to try to appease people on the right.”
To be sure, Trump got plenty of negative coverage in the press as well, but, during the campaign at least, the negative stories didn’t seem to stick to him with the same adhesion. And even now, as investigations of his administration’s connections to Russia splash across front pages, the Times has launched a new feature, a weekly call to readers to “Say something nice” about him. I ask Clinton if she’s seen it. “I did!” she says with a wide smile, taking a beat. “I never saw them do that for me.”
Just when you thought Hillary Clinton had reached the bottom of the barrel in refusing to accept responsibility for her loss, she plunged to a new low.
But never before in American politics was the media establishment united behind a candidate.
Even some in the conservative press such as George Will and Brett Stephens openly advocated for her election.
And in the so-called “mainstream” media, Trump received overwhelmingly negative coverage.
A study by Harvard found that during the general election, Trump received 77 percent negative coverage compared to 64 percent for Clinton.
Through negative coverage and a constant drumbeat of “Trump can’t win” stories, the press tried to depress Trump supporters so they would not show up to vote.
But they failed.
And the reason their effort came up short was because Trump’s America First message of secure borders, rejecting international trade deals, and implementing a foreign policy that put American interests ahead of global concerns was a winning message.
Clinton lost because she was the establishment candidate who was running for the third term of Barack Obama.