There he goes again…
Mainstream media maven Chuck Todd, is at it again. Two years after Trump’s inauguration, he still can’t wrap his head around the fact that journalist’s preferred candidate was beaten by a reality TV star.
Todd, along with Andrea Mitchell, recently resurrected a tiresome and by now, hackneyed theme that was proffered by stunned and disaffected Hillary boosters — himself included. Here is the theory in a nutshell, Hillary was eminently qualified for the presidency; it was her destiny. Due to their ignorance, Trump voters got in the way and derailed her inevitable and historic candidacy.
Todd, along with NBC colleagues Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson, speaking on the Recode Decode podcast, attributed Trump’s win to his campaign’s “gaslighting,” or psychological manipulation, of voters and to the “unfair” media.
How dare those Deplorables ignore the opinion of their betters in the Mainstream Media-Democratic Party-Complex and vote for the wrong candidate.
Todd’s lamentations are at odds with his post-election acknowledgment of how widely disliked Hillary was in many parts of the country.
As I point out in my new book, The Story of How Trump’s Politics Changed the Mainstream Media Democratic Party Complex and Why He Continues to Drive Them Mad,Todd, in a moment of weakness, entertained the notion that Hillary was a deplorable candidate and that the media might have been part of the problem because of their strict adherence to the principles of political correctness, namely, reporters who criticized Hillary would be seen as “anti-woman.”
Here is a rarely seen repentant Todd,
“And I think it was a fear of, ‘Oh, is it going to look like it’s sexist, anti-woman if we say that?’” he added, pointing out that on the hustings he saw numerous “Hillary for Prison” signs adorning the front yards of rural America. “I think we underplayed it a little bit out of political correctness fears,” Mr. Todd said. “No member of the press corps wants to look like they’re singling out a group and making a group feel bad, right, whatever that group is.
Todd admits that the dictates of identity politics forced reporters to treat Hillary with kid gloves and avoid harsh criticism, even if warranted,
Where I think political correctness got in the way of what we all knew as reporters and didn’t fully deliver was how hated the Clintons were in the heartland.”
My, what a difference two years makes.