Poor Hillary Clinton. She still won't go away. And she's talking crazy again. Where have all her handlers gone?
Perhaps at this point, all her advisors and any wise people who ever hung-around the two-time failed presidential candidate, have departed. It might be time to "Baker Act"-her.
As you well-know, Hillary has blamed everything and everyone but herself for her election demise. Her latest target? Social media.
Over the course of her coronation tour, which ended with a participation trophy instead of the Oval Office, she displayed concerning health ailments not the least of which was complete and utter delusion and entitlement.
To this day, she is simply incapable of owning up to her part of her campaign's failure. She blamed Russia and Putin... and your burnt toast this morning.
Your car won't start? It's those darn Russkies again.
She blamed misogyny and sexism. She blamed the irredeemable people in that basket of deplorables. She blamed James Comey (who her party oddly now defends since President Trump justifiably fired him.)
And lest we forget the massive pile of blame she heaped on poor ole Wikileaks and Julian Assange. All along the way, when she was blaming sexism for lack of votes, she must've forgotten that the American people have vivid memories of her failures as Secretary of State, which are too numerous to cite.
And now, the target of her ire is social media.
She failed to get the irony that she announced this via social media. Maybe the Russians hacked her account and posted the tweet?
Clinton's tweet reads:
"We should all care about how social media platforms play a part in our democratic process. Because unless it's addressed it will happen again. The midterms are in 8 months. We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast."
However, Facebook released the metric usage and payment scale of the Clinton campaign vs. the Trump campaign, revealing the Trump campaign paid more for their advertising on Facebook than Clinton.
Top Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth added:
"During the general election period, Trump campaign paid slightly higher CPM prices on most days rather than lower as has been reported."
The reason, however, has nothing to do with politics.
It's all about business and marketing and what posts generate the most revenue for the platform.
As reported in the Washington Post:
"Rather than simply reward that ad position to the highest bidder, though, Facebook uses a complex model that considers both the dollar value of each bid as well as how good a piece of clickbait (or view-bait, or comment-bait) the corresponding ad is. If Facebook's model thinks your ad is 10 times more likely to engage a user than another company's ad, then your effective bid at auction is considered 10 times higher than a company willing to pay the same dollar amount."
So one could reasonably deduce that social media helped Hillary Clinton.
But the use of reason escaped Hillary years ago when she entered public service, or possibly before.
Though she'll never come to terms with it: The good guy won.
It's a tale as old as time but thankfully, it's a story about four — hopefully eight — years of Donald Trump and no (more) years of Hillary Clinton.