President Trump’s tweet yesterday about Kim Jong-un and nuclear weapons increased the blood pressure of many people. Among the highly concerned was pollster Nate Silver, who believes part of the media’s focus in 2016 cost Clinton the election:
Gotta be honest: On a night like tonight, I'm still pretty pissed at those journalists and news organizations which treated Hillary Clinton's email server as a matter of apocalyptic importance.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 3, 2018
Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey defended those in the media who dug into the Clinton email story (which is still unfolding):
She was Secretary of State and communicated almost exclusively over a private email server in her basement. https://t.co/c9uLNRLvKz
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 3, 2018
That defense of the media got plenty of blowback from pro-Hillary “Resistance” types agreeing with Silver’s tweet, but many others shook their heads:
It's a full year later and she is still as unpopular as he is and you're still going to keep pretending that this is the takeaway from 2016? Really? https://t.co/lv1ck9RaPW
— neontaster 🚟 (@neontaster) January 3, 2018
A) Media fluffed Trump to make him the candidate and then hammered him in the general b/c they thought he'd be easy to beat. They did their part, but had no credibility left.
B) Clinton committed a serious federal crime and got away with it. There's no way to argue otherwise. https://t.co/R4G1SLwlE4
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 3, 2018
Get educated on mishandling of classified info before you come with your hot-takes.
And yeah, we already figured out you're a flaming lib. Thanks for coming out, though. https://t.co/jCXjMj21Zr
— Fishing With Fredo (@FishingwFredo) January 3, 2018
Yeah, journalists reporting the news. What is the world coming to? https://t.co/JWQjmiRLW2
— Mo Mo (@molratty) January 3, 2018
that’s a good point. journalists should ignore stories if it hurts their preferred candidates. this is a good rule. https://t.co/tIrgSMJ3VY
— Ruthless T. Firefly (@BecketAdams) January 3, 2018
A presidential candidate being under an active FBI investigation and lying about it is still a huge news story no matter who the other candidate is. The implication of this tweet is not a pretty one… https://t.co/lYo5kthCho
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) January 3, 2018
Where was the “that was a bunch of nothing” defense of other candidates?
Not like the good ol' days when binders and car elevators were turned into scandals. https://t.co/FBSK8HLwbI
— BT (@back_ttys) January 3, 2018