Psst … wanna know a secret? A lot of Democrats still harbor some really strong feelings about the 2016 election; you might have noticed the last two years of marches and protests and rallies and gatherings to literally scream at the sky.
But who’s really to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss? A lot are still attributing it to Russian meddling; some still cling to the idea that the Russians actually hacked the vote totals. Others, like Nate Silver, place the blame squarely on James Comey, who launched his own October surprise with his letter informing Congress that the investigation into Clinton’s emails was still open.
Still others blame the media for, among other things, covering that email scandal, which they write off as a harmless conspiracy, like Benghazi.
Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress popped up after Politico ran a piece on how Elizabeth Warren could avoid becoming Clinton redux and opened up a can of really angry worms.
I don’t think campaign reporters — and especially people who edit campaign reporters — understand how much rage Democrats still feel for the way they treated Clinton in 2016.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) January 2, 2019
Soledad O’Brien among others retweeted that one, which quickly racked up hundreds of likes. Yes, people actually believe campaign reporters kneecapped Clinton by pursuing phony scandals.
Again, we’re talking about these campaign reporters. You can practically see the MAGA caps on their heads.
Anyway, how angry are people at the press for sabotaging Clinton? Pretty angry.
If I am any indication, they do not begin to fathom the depth of my fury. They contributed mightily to the destruction of my country and to the depletion of the world my grandchildren will inherit. I’m a patriotic American and a fond nana with a long memory.
— L'esprit de l'escalier (@emquegee) January 3, 2019
… and how much rage women feel for the casual misogyny that seems to be a selling feature as opposed to something we should have overcome by now.
— Codename: nobody knows more about tech than Don 🍩 (@Weltenbrandt) January 3, 2019
Or how they enabled this catastrophe to our country. And yet they still prevail and are still drawing paychecks
— News Reader (@bbdevices) January 3, 2019
They’re gonna find out.
— Gary Rosche (@guyindurham) January 3, 2019
Oh they will find out.. I will go to @TheDemocrats candidate rallies.. just to make sure I seek out these reporters and let them know
— "So Called"AFVeteran (@ashupasu) January 3, 2019
Did you hear that, Brian Stelter and Jim Acosta?
This MUST be true. Because if they did understand they’d all be in hiding.
— Heidi Jon Schmidt (@noelcourage) January 3, 2019
They will when they’re driven out of a job and exiled from relevancy for the rest of eternity.
— Andrew (@AcunaAndrew) January 3, 2019
Rage is an understatement when I think about Georgia's gubernatorial race & how Stacey Abrams was robbed; I am a towering inferno of Incredible Hulk wrath & indignation. 😡😡😡
*Takes blood pressure medication. Sips hibiscus tea. Meditates.*
— Native Wakandan Here on H1B Work Visa (@MargueriteEHill) January 3, 2019
I was angrier yesterday than I've been since Election Evening 2016.
I didn't really know why yesterday, but I do now: THEY ARE GOING DO IT TO US AGAIN. THEY HAVE LEARNED NOTHING.
— Rebarbative (@Genuflectional) January 3, 2019
— Kumquat Designer (@kumquatdesigner) January 3, 2019
Every. God. Damn. Day.
— Vincent Stormcloak (@steambreatherr) January 3, 2019
I'll never forgive the media for their insanely irresponsible coverage in 2016. And it looks like they're settling into the same ruts going into 2020. They gave us Trump. They could easily do it again. @CNN @CNNPolitics @MSNBC @NBCNews @CBSNews @ABCPolitics
— 🌻Karma, Baby🌄 (@TinaMcGugan) January 3, 2019
I'll never forget. pic.twitter.com/Vjo3Xh73Wf
— bonnie blue ♀ (@BonnieblueBlue) January 3, 2019
See NYTimes. I believe it was 160-plus stories on HRC/emails. I direct to Maggie Haberman and Patrick Healy. Google it.
— Mb McGurl (@mbmk7) January 2, 2019
— Robert Arnold (@robertparnold) January 3, 2019
The way they treated Clinton is the way. They treated us.
— Cat West (@catawu) January 3, 2019
Still makes me crazy pissed.
— Kristin Machulski (@KMachulski) January 3, 2019
That main issue wasn't a deep dive into Trump corruption and his grotesque lack of qualification for the presidency is a damning statement on how news decisions were made. And the refusal to cover climate policy as a campaign issue ranks with worst industry negligence in history
— Dave Scott (@DaveScottSC) January 3, 2019
Dude, I’m still angry about Bush v Gore.
— 🌈Shawn Smith🇺🇸 (@metapede) January 3, 2019
No kidding. We’re old enough to remember before Trump was Hitler, when Bush was Hitler.
I don't know what country you are in, but here in the US, the media is basically the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. 🙄
— Gary S. Willie (@GarySWillie) January 3, 2019
Neera Tanden regrets 2000 election didn’t turn out differently so the world wouldn’t be in such peril https://t.co/WXyfzmCwyd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 2, 2019