Pollster Nate Silver earlier this year said it was “painfully obvious” the media’s reaction to then-FBI Director James Comey’s October letter cost Hillary Clinton the election, and today, on the anniversary of the letter, he once again claimed the letter was “probably decisive in the election.” As far as we’re concerned, that day was Election Day, but what do we know?
Readers offered alternative theories, such as Clinton being a horrible candidate, but it seems Americans just can’t get away from this dark anniversary. CNN, for example, is offering visitors to its website the chance to “relive” that fateful day of the Comey letter, complete with a timeline of how it all went down.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 28, 2017
*every waking moment of her life https://t.co/Lw9rlLuFKK
— ?Sean Hemlock? (@jtLOL) October 28, 2017
Every day for the rest of her miserable life https://t.co/zpRD3mzM6M
— Real™️Mr. Breeze (@HydroTech12) October 28, 2017
Gregory Krieg of CNN writes:
But even in such a weird and unpredictable campaign, Friday, October 28 — just three weeks after the “Access Hollywood” tape dropped — was uniquely gonzo. By the time it was over, with Clinton back in New York ahead of a Saturday trip to stump in Florida, the tone was changed, and the contest was back in doubt.
What follows is a look back at that fateful Friday, as it unfolded on social media.
Guys — that was a year ago. Get over it.
lol what media bias https://t.co/BRpPMYiduD
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) October 28, 2017
Keep being you, CNN. ? https://t.co/OTLdCF7jyn
— Sister Toldjah ? (@sistertoldjah) October 28, 2017
CNN is NOT a legitimate 'news' outlet. Look…. https://t.co/f2q0bKy5Ho
— Just Sham (@itsShamsFault) October 28, 2017
But R's are the ones who can't let go or something. https://t.co/Ur8KaDsVWF
— Dan (@danieltobin) October 28, 2017
Yes relive it again https://t.co/TbGaaiXu4U
— Rott (@Political_Rott) October 28, 2017
This is never going to end https://t.co/NUmk3tohzU
— AestheticDad???? (@OrmondDerrick) October 28, 2017
The pain and anguish this story exudes is so warming to my soul. https://t.co/TJewaReL6B
— The Thirst Mutilator (@Camzilla72) October 28, 2017
Thank you, CNN for this feel-good piece. Reliving Hillary's Very Very Bad Day certainly brightened mine!
— Micki Glenn ??? (@SHARKSURVIVOR1) October 28, 2017
The day lol
— Ken Vaughn (@KennethVaughn3) October 28, 2017
The day she called 1/4 of Americans "deplorable," the day she wondered why Benghazi mattered, the day she promised to kill 1st Amendment? https://t.co/QygmimToKQ
— Voice of Privilege (@VoiceOfPrivileg) October 28, 2017
It wasn't a day, it was a lifetime. A "perfect candidate" like HC should have been able to shake off the Comey letter with no problem.
— Rob Kolanowski (@RobKolanowski) October 28, 2017
365 ways to lose an election, to be released one daily https://t.co/XFutBQ4jI1
— Pollyana (@tcynthe) October 28, 2017
Not a bad idea …
Halloween costume idea for couples pic.twitter.com/tstqA7SGmV
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) October 28, 2017
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Nate Silver marks anniversary of event 'probably decisive' in Hillary's loss, gets alternate theories https://t.co/wL7ceyuDU2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 28, 2017