“What they have not admitted is their complicity in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or their unbelievable bias, and worse, their smearing of people, including Steve Bannon and others so that they could make some political points.” -Pat Caddell, referring to CNN
[Nov 2016]: The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory.
More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on. -Will Rahn
This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.
So much for that. The audience for our glib analysis and contempt for much of the electorate, it turned out, was rather limited. -Will Rahn
The news media, in the aftermath of their self-perceived failure to prevent a Donald Trump presidential victory, are throwing a temper tantrum... To be sure, the mainstream media see the win by Trump as a defeat for them. They had their thumbs on the scale for Clinton all the way. It didn’t work, and they are out for revenge. -Richard Benedetto