Joe Scarborough: ‘Hillary Clinton Cost Hillary Clinton the Election,’ Not Fake News (Mediaite)
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintonto task Friday after she went on a long speechabout the dangers of fake news, arguing that she only had herself to blame for the election loss.
Scarborough asked Huffington Post editor Sam Stein about his thoughts on Clinton’s post-election speech, in which she argued that fake news had “real-world consequences.” While ostensibly the speech about the recent attack on a D.C. pizzeria, the panel of Morning Joe argued it was intended to play into the popular perception that fake news cost her the election.
“I don’t think fake news contributed to her loss. I’m not saying that,” Stein said.