It may be the only news show on the weekend that you can watch without becoming more enraged or terrified or nauseated. AM Joy provides a refreshing perspective of what really happened this election: the truth. Her guest today, Joan Walsh called out so much of the media that facilitated this tragic election outcome.
The non-stop fawning over the GOP's pick this year was downright ridiculous. The media's obvious disregard for Hillary Clinton's message certainly hurt us all in the end. We just don't know how much pain this will cause, but we know it will be rough sailing. Walsh allocates blame to both Democrats and the other external forces (Wikileaks, FBI, Russia) who colluded in unprecedented and appalling ways.
WALSH: In this post-election conversation, Women and people of color are being scapegoated. It's like, 'we tried your way,' Bernie Sanders said, 'we tried your way, now I'm going to legitimize Donald Trump immediately, and look for ways to work with him.' It is once again, re-centering the White working class at the middle of our conversation.
You may have heard, perhaps maybe one-hundred times, that HRC failed to reach out to the 'Rust Belt' and White working-class voter, as if she didn't even try to do exactly that.
...and I also take issue with this notion that Hillary Clinton had no message. If you hated her, she had 'no message.' If you liked her or were open to her, she had a message.
I went to twenty-five speeches, it just didn't get through, because the media never showed her speeches, ad nauseum, every time she spoke, She didn't get attention for saying was saying Wall Street, bankers, hedge funds. She was making a populist pitch, people didn't hear it. We can blame her, but we can also blame the media and some of our Lefty friends who chose to depict her as evil incarnate.
I'm sure those who demonized Hillary before will blame her again for their role in all this. But they will never admit they are wrong, even our friends on 'our side.'