If you read this blog last year, you recognize the title on this post. For new readers, last year our local "newspapers" attacked the Democratic candidate for president on an almost daily basis and I created this blog category to keep track of some of their more atrocious attacks. Why are they returning to Hillary? While I'm not sure, I would note that Obama's no longer president and apparently the ultra-liberals, radical environmentalists, and the PC crowd aren't doing enough dastardly things to give the editorial writers stuff to write about. Hey, what's a desperate editorial writer to do but bring back an oldie-but-goodie for replay?
Since both editorials reference what Clinton said in an interview at the Women for Women International Conference, here's a summary of what she said from the Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton took the blame for her election defeat in comments Tuesday but also said sexism, Russian interference and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s letter raising 11th-hour questions about her email practices combined to sink her candidacy.
The morning editorial,"Learning Lessons From 2016 Election," questions whether Clinton learned any valuable lessons from her loss in the November election. Because Clinton lists misogyny as one of the factors in her loss, the editorial concludes:
Asked whether misogyny played a role in her loss, Clinton replied, “Yes, I do think it played a role.” Misogyny is “very much a part of the landscape politically, socially and economically,” she suggested.
In other words, Clinton still has not accepted responsibility for her loss.
Huh? Really? How did we get from misogyny to this conclusion? It quite obviously ignores what Clinton said:
“I take absolute personal responsibility,” Mrs. Clinton told interviewer Christiane Amanpour. “I was the candidate. I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges and the problems and the shortfalls that we had—again.”
The afternoon editorial, "Clinton's Elitist Attitude Hurt Her," doubles-down (actually triples-down) on this attack. Here's the opening sentence:
Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender.
And the lying about what she said:
During an interview this week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and everything but her record and policies.
Lies, misrepresentations, and astounding leaps of logic -- read it at your own risk. I've just nominated it for the worst editorial of the year award.