Accuracy in Media

In what was likely his final press conference as President, Barack Obama praised Hillary Clinton, and ripped the media for what he called the “troubling” coverage of her presidential campaign.

“I’ve said before that I couldn’t be prouder of Secretary Clinton, her outstanding service,” Obama said. “I think she has worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people, and I don’t think she was treated fairly during the election. I think the coverage of her and the issues was troubling.”

Obama was particularly bothered by the media’s coverage of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks, which he believes was a contributing factor in her defeat.

“I’m finding it a little curious that suddenly everyone’s acting surprised that this looked like it was disadvantaging Hillary Clinton, because you guys wrote about it every day,” said Obama. “Every single leak. About every little juicy tidbit of political gossip, including John Podesta’s risotto recipe.”

Obama added that coverage of the emails became an “obsession” for the media, and that the country should reflect on how they could let such an important presidential election, with such a contrast in candidates, wind up getting dominated by the email leaks.

What’s really troubling, though, is Obama trying to blame the media for contributing to Clinton’s defeat when the media went all-out to defeat Trump. Also troubling is his refusal to acknowledge that Hillary was a terrible candidate whose loss will have negative, long-term ramifications for the Democrats.

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  • Richard Hellstrom

    { At least five Democrats who had been committed to back Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Electoral College cast ballots for other people on Monday, the largest number of “faithless electors” seen in well over a century In the end, it was not Republicans breaking ranks. The Democratic dissidents – four from Washington state and one from Maine – underscored deep divisions within their party and effectively dashed long-shot hopes by some activists that Republicans pledged to Trump might back Clinton. } .…/democrats-turn…/ar-AAlKQk1…

  • Vigilant Veteran

    Bye bye, ta ta, hasta las vista, pues adios, guten haben, toodles, scheuss, later, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  • Rex Francis

    Obama is as dumb as Hillary, glad they’re gone. Trump – Pence

  • 101steagle

    What a crock,all he does is lie,the press was full on for her and slammed trump and are still at it today,I thought it was the Russians,the FBI,now it is the press,blame everything for the loss on any thing but the truth.