Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continued her blame-game book tour Tuesday, saying that Democrats have a disadvantage in media coverage and that it will continue to be an obstacle to the Party’s success.
Clinton made her remarks on the “Pod Save America” podcast, hosted by former Obama administration staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor.
I think we are facing a couple of difficult of very difficult obstacles. First of all the other side has dedicated propaganda channels. That’s what I call Fox News. It has outlets like Breitbart and crazy Infowars, and things like that.
In this particular election, it was aided and abetted by the Russians and the role that Facebook and other platforms played.
We are late to that. We did not understand how a reality TV campaign would so dominate the media environment.
Clinton said that she tried to build on the success of Obama’s campaign but it was tough to “break through” and that the Democrats can be successful, but it won’t be easy.
“I think the Democrats can do a lot, but they’re still going to face a very difficult media environment. And we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to break through,” Clinton said.
Clinton then suggested some of the things Democrats can do to break through the media wall.
“I mean obviously more podcasts, more other ways of communicating so voices can be heard and real positions can be understood is part of it,” she said. “But we’re still at a disadvantage.”
Some disadvantage. The Democrats have their cheering sections at MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The Washington Post, The New York Times and so on. Plus there are plenty of online outlets that carry the Democrats water as well as activists on Twitter and Facebook.
But when you’re Hillary Clinton, you need to blame someone because as we all know her election loss is not her fault.