I’m sure it’s a great consolation to herDecember 7, 2016 Tim WorstallFlatulent tosspottery27 CommentsHillary Clinton may not have won the White House, but she won Twitter previousTimmy elsewherenextQuite remarkable what they’re calling historical secrets these days 27 thoughts on “I’m sure it’s a great consolation to her” tomsmith December 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm That link is taking me to salon.com. What am I supposed to be looking at? PF December 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm http://www.salon.com/2016/12/06/hillary-clinton-may-not-have-won-the-white-house-but-she-won-twitter/ tomsmith December 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm Thanks The Inimitable Steve December 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm Somebody should give her social media team a major award, or something. Bloke in Wiltshire December 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm Uh, what? We’ve just had a president elected who did 90% of his campaigning on Twitter. Who pretty much won the election using Twitter. And you claim the loser got it? Bloke in Costa Rica December 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm So she “won” Twitter with some meaningless anodyne bullshit about how little girls can be astronauts or whatever. You know what they’re not, so far? Fucking President, that’s what. Andrew C December 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm “Hillary Clinton may not have won the White House, but she won Twitter” Perhaps they’ll give her a little cup to put on her mantelpiece? So that every time she looks at it she can be reminded of what happened that day. Theophrastus December 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm She won Twitter? Like Ed Milimarx did. (Remember him?) The Inimitable Steve December 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm Theo – poor Ed. Some say he still wees himself a little when he hears “FUCK OFF, BEAKER!” Johnnydub December 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm Re: TiS I’m proud to say I reply to every Ed Miliband tweet I see with those very words… Rob December 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm “Hillary Clinton may not have won the White House, but she won Twitter” Put that in the dictionary under the word ‘bathos’. The Inimitable Steve December 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm Johnnydub – that’s terrible. Poor Walter the Sof—err, Ed Miliband. Theophrastus December 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm 50 years ago, there was an Milimarx-double in my class. He pee’d himself regularly in class. Master: ‘Not again, boy. Get a bucket and mop it up, Edwards’. ‘Done, sir’. Master: ‘All right, Edwards, now wash your hands’. Edwards turns and rinses his hands in the bucket! ‘Done, sir.’ Master: ‘You stupid boy!!’ And Edwards was caned on the spot. I sneeze in threes December 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm A stunning piece of journalism by “Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and his work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.” Bloke in North Dorset December 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm So while Clinton and her staff were dicking about winning Twitter Trump and his staff were out winning votes, or at least making sure they didn’t lose any. And they wonder why they lost. Cal December 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm She won the ghetto of Twitter that Salon writers visit. That’s all. And that wasn’t hard. Mao would have won that ghetto as well. Bloke in North Dorset December 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm Thinking about this further, how many of the older generations, say over 40, be they white, black or sky blue pink with yellow dots, even have twitter accounts? And how many of those use them to listen to political bores and SJWs? Trump used Twitter to wind up his opponents, he used other means to get to the electorate that was likely to vote for him. Clinton used Twitter to talk to those who would probably vote for her anyway. I’ll bet Labour fall for that one at the next GE here as well. Johnnydub December 8, 2016 at 12:02 am “Trump used Twitter to wind up his opponents, he used other means to get to the electorate that was likely to vote for him.” I knew Trump would win when I saw the footage of his rallies in the last few weeks. Tens of thousands of hugely enthusiastic supporters. And Trump improved massively under the coaching of the awesome Kellyanne Conway. Hillary’s rare appearances were low energy, and sparsely attended. Tim Kaine couldn’t fill a black cab. Hillary was so confident in her blue wall strategy – she didn’t visit Wisconsin once. Dumbass. So Much For Subtlety December 8, 2016 at 12:09 am Won Twitter? He means that Hillary’s supporters running Twitter deleted anyone likely to say anything mean about the w!tch and tried hard to make it a Leftist echo chamber. Despite that Trump made Twitter the centre of his campaign and he won despite a massively hostile – and dishonest – deadwood media campaign against him. The Inimitable Steve December 8, 2016 at 12:52 am Yarp. Trump weaponised Twitter: provocative tweets designed to set the media agenda, playfully trolling his haters for fun and profit (the taco bowl picture he sent out with “I love Hispanics!” will go down in history), and high-energy direct engagement with his fans. He was funny, crude at times, but most importantly, he was authentic. You could tell it was him (or mostly him) writing those tweets. That counts for a lot these days, people are sick of 90’s style focus-group-tested bland-as-baby-sick politicians. Dunno if Hillary’s ever tweeted in her life. She had a whole team of millennials to do it for her, and it showed. Mostly boring pro-forma politicianspeak.txt messages and lame WOW JUST WOW DRUMPF REALLY CROSSED THE LINE THIS TIME talking points from the sort of blue-haired heffalumpen who get triggered by Pepe the Frog memes. Spiced up with the odd nugget of zingy snark that sounded like something a Joss Whedon character would say and clearly didn’t come from the alcohol-and-opiates befogged mind of ol’ Hill. I don’t think either won or lost the election on Twitter, though it saved Trump a ton of money in advertising. The incredible sight of 70 year old Donald Trump flying all over the US giving rollicking speeches to rockstar receptions – nearly every day for a year – put him over the edge. Politics is a contact sport and voters like politicians who work hard for their support. Hillary mostly hid wherever shelobs hide and on the rare ocassion she ventured out to meet some carefully hand-picked plebs she coughed and did weird spastic things with her head. Terrible, awful, hopeless candidate, and it’s amazing to think that just a month ago all the respectable major media outlets were arguing over whether she’s win a super-mega-landslide or just a modest regular landslide victory. dearieme December 8, 2016 at 12:58 am Twatter. So Much For Subtlety December 8, 2016 at 1:02 am The only politician who could do anything like it in Britain would be Boris. But I am not sure Hashtag “F**k, her husband’s home early” or Hashtag “A gentleman would pay for her abortion” would have quite the same appeal to the average voter. John Galt December 8, 2016 at 6:06 am Hillary mostly hid wherever shelobs hide and on the rare ocassion she ventured out to meet some carefully hand-picked plebs she coughed and did weird spastic things with her head. I actually think the argument about who was most authentic between Hillary and Trump is actually misplaced. Hillary lost the election because she couldn’t help being Hillary Rodham Clinton, a cold hearted cunt of the first order. That she couldn’t sustain the pace of the election campaign with her coughing and pneumonia or whatever it was just added to the failure. Whereas Donald Trump simply portrayed the personae that the public have come to see as Donald Trump, he wasn’t presidential or even polite for the most part, he was a swaggering blow-hard, but people accepted that and in a sense the billionaire represented them far more than Clinton ever did because he mirrored their contempt of Washington and the political class and their rejection of the Neo-Nazi elements of the politically correct liberal elite. Queue 4-to-8 years of incoherent screeching from the likes of Bill Maher, John Oliver et al. They will hate him and everything he does. Good. It’s going to be fucking excellent. Raffles December 8, 2016 at 8:59 am Twitter itself is accused of bias here. Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) has suggested Twitter shadowbanned* him because of his Trump posts. *Shadowbanning is supposedly where Twitter reduce the number of visible followers an account has, and doesn’t notify followers of that account when something is posted. It greatly reduces an account’s visibility on Twitter. Bloke in Wiltshire December 8, 2016 at 8:59 am The Inimitable Steve, “Hillary mostly hid wherever shelobs hide and on the rare ocassion she ventured out to meet some carefully hand-picked plebs she coughed and did weird spastic things with her head. Terrible, awful, hopeless candidate, and it’s amazing to think that just a month ago all the respectable major media outlets were arguing over whether she’s win a super-mega-landslide or just a modest regular landslide victory.” I must say, I thought the same. But even then, only because Trump was really awful, not because she was any good. I read something the other day about someone working for Hilary and the effect of Hilary describing half of Trump supporters as “deplorables” and the effect that had on undecided voters – they went apeshit about it. And it’s a typical, twattish thing for out-of-touch politicians to do. It’s basically insulting your potential customers. http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/11/21/understanding-undecided-voters/9EjNHVkt99b4re2VAB8ziI/story.html?event=event25 Charlie Suet December 8, 2016 at 9:28 am What I found interesting was the response to Ken Bone, a man who was reportedly on the fence because, while he didn’t seem to like Trump, Hillary would have destroyed his job at a coal power plant. Lefties on the internet genuinely didn’t see how this was even an issue. Gesture politics was the only thing that was important to them, so it surely should be to everyone else. Twitter – meet reality. Mal Reynolds (Serenity) December 8, 2016 at 9:57 am Nope, the @salondotcom parody account wins twitter. Every time. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.