The mainstream media is just weird.
After telling America that Hillary Clinton’s election was more than 90 percent certain, journalists pivoted sharply when hit with reality. Christiane Amanpour rallied her fellow reporters to “commit to real reporting” now more than ever. Newspapers adopted apocalyptic taglines like “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The New York Times ran an ad campaign called, “The Truth,” while CNN recently unveiled its own “apple vs. banana” #FactsFirst campaign.
So what do we get one full year after the 2016 election?
Perspective: What if Hillary won? A jolly trip down memory lane, alternate-timeline edition. https://t.co/WkoQKG8dRH
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 9, 2017
It’s a jolly trip down memory lane in an alternative universe where Hillary Clinton won the election. Is this normal?
Democracy dies in darkness….or whatever this is https://t.co/nDl7nKwz5B
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) November 9, 2017
Why is this still an issue https://t.co/nkLciJtsIg
— Kojo B. (@ohnokojo) November 9, 2017
Yes, why … didn’t Hillary herself say it was a threat to democracy not to respect the results of the election?
I thought counterfactual history was reserved for the Russian Revolution. https://t.co/YaTkoA8BB2
— Yuliya Komska (@ykomska) November 9, 2017
Please don’t do this. Drive on. https://t.co/5bUtarjGxb
— ramsey (@dickramz) November 9, 2017
— MitchellCares (@MitchellCares) November 9, 2017
Can we not do this… https://t.co/Uj8p0CjNLQ
— Boafoa (@boafoa_mood) November 9, 2017
Media: Trump just can't stop talking about the election.
Also media: https://t.co/6lUQLm2egh
— Brandon (@_Brandon11_) November 9, 2017
The same people telling Trump, “the election was years ago. You’re president now, let it go.” When he tweets about the election. https://t.co/C4QUHsmmZx
— Kris Clason (@KrisClason) November 9, 2017
literally what the fuck is the point of this weird ass cult of personality ass article https://t.co/hcsIqzJYf3
— bernie sanders (@shell_shoup) November 9, 2017
There’s like 5,000 twitter accounts dedicated to this. I’ll pass. https://t.co/H2ozmypdA5
— Mike (@kantwistaye) November 9, 2017
Embarrassing af. https://t.co/bYaGTyNU6y
— Dan (@danieltobin) November 9, 2017
Perspective: It's not psychologically healthy to keep doing this to yourselves. https://t.co/YjcVLNr5hs
— Just Sham (@itsShamsFault) November 9, 2017
Guys—seriously—put on your comfy sweatpants, crack open a tub of ice cream, put on some Friends reruns, have a good cry & tomorrow MOVE ON. https://t.co/NjegY9l9do
— Arthur Boreman (@ArthurBoreman) November 9, 2017
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Sad! Not everyone appreciate's Trump's reminder that it's a big anniversary for him as well https://t.co/cC3LE5lhqH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 8, 2017