Twitter users tore into a former adviser to Hillary Clinton over the weekend after he suggested that the White House press corps owes Clinton an apology for their coverage of her in 2016.
“Most honest thing that could happen at #WHCD is for the national press to apologize to Hillary and her voters for their disdainful coverage,” tweeted Peter Daou on Saturday.
Daou’s assertion is that because the media rightfully covered Clinton’s email scandal and the emails that were leaked by WikiLeaks, the media caused Clinton to lose favor with the public, which caused Clinton to lose the election to then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“Trump wasn’t the only one who got away with a vicious smear campaign against Hillary.
WHCD2017 — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 30, 2017
Most honest thing that could happen at #WHCD is for the national press to apologize to Hillary and her voters for their disdainful coverage.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 30, 2017
@peterdaou Dude, really….put down the crack pipe. They did everything they could to help Hillary short of putting bumper stickers on their foreheads
— G (@TCC_Grouchy) April 30, 2017
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) April 30, 2017
@peterdaou Actually, the most honest thing they can do is admit that they have been working with, and for the Democrat party for 30 years
— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) April 30, 2017
— JonTheWriter (@JonTheWriter84) April 30, 2017
Pete? The media frantically tried to drag Hill, the worst candidate ever, across the finish line but failed. Should they apologize for that? https://t.co/6yGw1ACz1e
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) April 30, 2017
@peterdaou Is this satire? No one can be this deep in the media bubble echo-chamber to actually believe such nonsense! Wow
— Ven Turin (@Venturin62) April 30, 2017