Jun 07 2016

Is Media Crafting An Excuse For Hillary Losses Today?

Published by at 2:36 pm under 2016 Elections,All General Discussions

Yesterday the political news media pulled the wind out of the last primaries of the season, including in California. By prematurely claiming Clinton had enough delegates, the news media just told Hillary supporters in these last primaries to “stay home”.

Why do this?

Bernie may not be able to win the nomination outright, but the last thing Clinton needs is to limp over the finish line with a string of losses in the final states, particularly the huge contest in California. And the thinner her margin of victory in the pledged delegate count, the fewer superdelegates it would take to swing things at the convention if they decide to change sides after some startling FBI news. The last polls in California showed the Democrats in a neck and neck, inside the margin of error battle. Bernie is still out there whipping his supporters into a frenzy over the rigged primary and pushing for every last vote. If Hillary’s supporters are complacent with the AP news that their gal has already won the race, it wouldn’t take too many of them staying home to tip it in Bernie’s favor.

I have a theory – it was clear Hillary was going to lose anyway. So how can the news media and democrats “frame” this loss as no big deal?

By giving a whole different reason for her abysmal showing.  Now, if Bernie wins, team Clinton can point to the allies in the media and blame them for her poor showing.

Politics is now all theater – theater of the absurd! And Sanders supporters are fed up:

Supporters of Bernie Sanders expressed outrage in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s primary elections, upset that The Associated Press and several television networks had already declared rival Hillary Clinton the party’s presumptive nominee.

Update: Everyone sees this news media move for what it is – the Political Industrial Complex wants Clinton over Sanders. Even the liberals get it now:

This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary: The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization — incredibly — conceals. The decisive edifice of superdelegates is itself anti-democratic and inherently corrupt: designed to prevent actual voters from making choices that the party establishment dislikes. But for a party run by insiders and funded by corporate interests, it’s only fitting that its nomination process ends with such an ignominious, awkward, and undemocratic sputter.

Could not have said it better myself

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