The Hill has easily written the daftest yet most hilarious headline of the year:
Hillary’s unlikely ally: The media
I kid you not. It gets better.
The article’s co-authors, Bob Cusack and Ian Swanson, write with a straight face:
Hillary Clinton has an unlikely ally in her bid to defeat Donald Trump this fall: the media.
The Democratic presidential front-runner has had a long, contentious relationship with the press, most notably in her 2008 run for the White House. But 2016 figures to be much different.
I’d like to know if it was Cusack or Swanson who wrote this sentence:
But it is rare for the Clintons to have the media on their side.
Where have Cusack and Swanson been for the past 25 years?
The only reason the media wasn’t sympathetic to Hillary in 2008 was because she was running against Barack Obama. Whatever fascination the media might have with Bernie Sanders, you wouldn’t know it by watching MSNBC or reading the New York Daily News.
Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s notoriety, the media was going to side with Hillary regardless of who her Republican opponent would be and let us not pretend otherwise. John Kasich might have been the New York Times’ favorite Republican, but does anyone think that when push came to shove, the NYT or any other mainstream media outlet would pick Kasich over Hillary?
I can only wonder what substance Cusack and Swanson were under the influence of when they wrote this piece.