Even if you don’t particularly like Donald Trump, or if you’re ambivalent or apathetic about the election results, if you’re not a Hillary Clinton supporter, you’ll find the media’s meltdown reaction priceless.
I’ll admit that I’m not a Donald Trump supporter, and I assumed that Hillary Clinton was going to win. Even listening to the election coverage as the polls were closing here in Georgia, Erick Erickson was basically calling it for Hillary, something that Erickson had done pretty much ever since the campaign started. He has since graciously retracted all his former statements and has acknowledged he was wrong.
I was pleasantly surprised later in the evening and into the next morning, not so much that Trump won, but that Hillary lost. If she had won – contrary to all the apocalyptic prophecies of many in conservative circles – life would have gone on.
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Even though I’m not a supporter of Trump’s, I must say it’s been entertaining watch the media in meltdown mode, hurling their own apocalyptic prophesies. From MRCTV:
The front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post didn’t shy away from what its publishers thought about Tuesday’s election. Stark, bold letters emblazoned on HuffPo’s homepage screamed, “Mourning in America: NIGHTMARE: Prez Trump… America Elected A Man Who Said ‘Grab Them By The Pu**y’ Over The First Female President… Party Ends In Tears…”
Poor HuffPo seemed downright stunned that any voter would choose Trump over Clinton and her “history-making story arc.”
HuffPo was just one of a slew of liberal media outlets losing their minds over Republican presidential nominee – and now President-elect—Donald Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night in an upset that shocked many liberal and conservative pundits alike.
An incredulous Slate immediately blamed rampant white racism for Trump’s win, front-lining a story that entitled, “White Won: Trump promised an insurgent white supremacy, and white voters embraced it.”
Salon’s meltdown featured a front-page article called “A Nation Gone Wrong,” claiming that Trump’s victory comes as “a global wave of rage hits America,” and grappling with deep questions like “how the hell this happened.”
Picking its own jaw up off the floor, The Daily Beast immediately promised to “Stand Up To President Trump” in the coming years, seemingly unaware that half the country voted the man into office.
Jezebel complained in its own editorial that “The United States has elected Donald Trump, a 70-year-old tangerine Superfund site and a menace to the peace, stability, and dignity of the country and the future of the free world, as its Commander in Chief.”
Over at Mother Jones, writers seemed flabbergasted that anyone would vote for a man over a woman and deny females a chance to make history, touting an editorial entitled “Hate Trumps History: A Reality TV Star Wins the White House in a Broken America.”
Hopefully, we’ll be done with the Clintons for good. And equally hopefully, I’ll be convinced to be a Trump supporter over the next four years.