Refusing to learn anything from November 8

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.)

Pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.)

In the space of three days, I heard two statements so tone-deaf, so evident of learning absolutely nothing from the November 8 elections that I had to share them with you.

Margaret Sullivan, a pro-abortionist who scribbles for the Washington Post, was on the Diane Rehm Show, a popular NPR talk show. Along with her cohorts, she was lamenting that voters just are too dumb–okay, it wasn’t quite that blunt, but close.

When Rehm hinted that readers may not want the kind of “context” reporters gave coverage this last election cycle–whole-heartedly and without fail supportive of pro-abortion Hillary Clinton–Sullivan couldn’t believe her ears. Here’s the exchange:

Rehm: We’ve got a number of callers who are all saying what they want is just the facts. And then they’ll decide. They don’t want opinions from journalists. But if journalists are confronted with falsehoods, don’t you have to weigh in, Margaret?

Sullivan: I don’t think that the listeners really would want, let’s say, the Washington Post to be filled with AP style journalism that is nothing but the raw facts. I think there is a need to interpret, analyze, provide context.

What is Rehm saying? Reporters will decide what is false–the voters/listeners can’t figure that out for themselves. Sullivan agrees: that who/what/why/what/how stuff is for the birds. The Washington Post and the New York Times will “interpret, analyze, provide context” for us!

Then, out-to-lunch but once again the House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) had this exchange with John Dickerson, host of CBS’s Face the Nation”:

DICKERSON: “Here’s my question, though, Democrats since 2008, the numbers are ghastly for Democrats. Democrats are down 10 percent, in the House down 19.3 percent and in governors 35 percent. The Democrats are getting clobbered at every level over multiple elections. That seems like a real crisis for the party?”

(Not to mention t the defeat of can’t-lose Hillary Clinton.)

Pelosi’s response?

(1) ”Well, I don’t think people want a new direction.”

(2) “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008.”


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