Thursday, January 26, 2017

Actually, We Do Know Why.

More lies from Stephen Bannon. I'll footnote them, just for fun.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated [1] and keep its mouth shut [2] and just listen for awhile,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.
“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States [3].”
1. Not at all. The polls showed Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump, and what do you know? She got 2.9  million votes more than he did. Furthermore, Fivethirtyeight.com gave Trump a chance of winning. Lastly, until some time on Election Day, the Trump campaign clearly thought it would lose.

2. That's not the press's job. Please review your eighth-grade American history class.

3. Of course we understand. Donald Trump is president of the United States because we have an antiquated system of choosing a president unlike that of any other Western nation, a system rooted in giving more political weight and power to rural and less-populated states than to the more-populated coastal states and those with large urban centers. If we had direct election of the president, Al Gore would have been the 43rd president and Hillary Clinton would have been the 45th.

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