I know the answer; the question answers itself. We haven’t buried 2000 (or 1972 for that matter). Why would we bury 2016?
As you may have seen, there’s a whole new round of outrage over a Daily Beast story (not linking) about bots. This one says “hot takes” that were anti-HRC may have originated from Russia. Eric Boellert’s reaction is typical of what I say.
I’m not arguing against the Daily Beast publishing this, and obviously we can’t control how people react, but let’s at least try to move on.
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so yes, large part of the anti-Clinton left in 2016 was wallowing in misogyny *and* peddling Kremlin talking points. what a complete disgrace
Where’s the disgrace? If someone knew they were passing on Russian propaganda, yes that’s a disgrace. But if they were honestly fooled, Boehlert is blaming the victim.
One of the open questions in all this is why Russian lies are considered so much worse than decades of lies on Fox. Give Boehlert credit, he’s whacked Fox plenty over the years. But he (and many others) have spent far too much time since the election casting around for blame. Why? I can only think of bad reasons why.
Let’s focus on what unites us, beyond “They’re the party of Trump” (though that can’t be forgotten). I’ll pledge right now to not mention 2016 for the purpose of relitigation. I’ll talk about whatever Mueller finds, obviously, but that will be it.
The future is now.