Let's Watch A Hillary Clinton Speech And Cry Some More, Like We Always Do
We miss writing about her.
Oh look, Hillary Clinton is out in public again, saying words and reminding us of how America might not be on the brink of destruction if a football stadium's worth of low-information idiots in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania hadn't decided to screw America, by casting their votes for Spray Tan Hitler. This time it was at a nice event where a portrait of outgoing Sen. Harry Reid (who is still not done kicking FBI Director James Comey's ass) was being unveiled.
It's not the subject matter that will make you cry, it's just "Oh hey, Hillary, we still would like to hug you."
What she's talking about here, though, is the "fake news" (read: propaganda) that permeated this election. All her words here are important, and thankfully, the Washington Post has transcribed them for us!
Let me just mention briefly one threat in particular that should concern all Americans, Democrats, Republicans and independents alike, especially those who serve in our Congress: the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year. It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.
It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly. Bipartisan legislation is making its way through Congress to boost the government’s response to foreign propaganda, and Silicon Valley is starting to grapple with the challenge and threat of fake news. It’s imperative that leaders in both the private sector and the public sector step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives.
[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/609133/gen-michael-flynns-awful-pizzagate-promoting-son-no-longer-on-trump-transition-team-now-about-his-dad"></a>[/wonkbar]Yes, protecting democracy and innocent lives, that is important! She's, of course, referring to the incident at the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor in DC, where a #ConcernedCitizen fired shots because he wanted to save the child sex slaves (who did not exist) tied up in the basement (which also does not exist) from Hillary's child sex ring (which ... yeah, we've been over this). Unfortunately, we don't know how many Republicans actually care, since some of them, like Donald Trump's actual national security adviser pick Michael Flynn, are literally so stupid that they believe the propaganda, and many other Republicans are craven fuck-ups who are willing to let America and its Constitution burn, as long as they win elections. So!
[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/608441/dear-media-hi-go-fuck-yourself"></a>[/wonkbar]Of course, Hillary perhaps was also referring to other kinds of fake "news," like how the media obsessed over her emails, without ever actually informing the public about what the hell those emails were (we get to say it twice in one afternoon, FUCK YOU, MEDIA!), or how the media obsessed over every Russia-hacked burp and fart from Wikileaks as if it was actual "news," when mostly it was John Podesta's risotto cooking technique. Oh, and some of it was just the nuts-and-bolts of how politics works, which may seem like "news" to the average low-information voter in Pork Testes, Kansas, but the mainstream media really should have known better. (FUCK YOU, WIKILEAKS.)
[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/609217/wow-california-senator-dianne-feinstein-was-just-a-huge-dick-to-retiring-bestie-barbara-boxer"></a>[/wonkbar]After Hillary's speech, she went and had dinner with Dianne Feinstein in the California senator's office. They had salmon and Chardonnay. Reportedly, it was all girl-talk stuff and not so much about the election or politics, but we do hope Hillz asked Di-Fi why she's been acting like such a dick-sock toward outgoing California Sen. Barbara Boxer, because seriously, WTF DIANNE FEINSTEIN.