2016 presidential runner-up Hillary Rodham Clinton still can't get over losing to President Trump, and apparently neither can her fans.
Whoopi Goldberg is first among them and is this week's Mainstream Media Scream featured example of the alternative thinking by the Left's media stars.
Ahead of the release of Hillary Clinton's book about why she lost the 2016 presidential election, on ABC's The View on Friday, Goldberg blamed Clinton's loss on Fox News Channel attacks on former President Barack Obama and offered a very confused history of when candidates have succeeded a two-term president of their own party.
She then suggested nefarious things occurred as she asserted "if this election happened in any other country the way it happened here, we would have sent people to go and check to see what was going on" before declaring: "We don't know that she did lose fair and square."
Goldberg on ABC's The View on September 8:
"She's not the president. But let's be realistic. Do you really think she was going to win? Based on everything that the Democrats did when they let Obama -- left him out there floating and the flotsam and jetsam and all this stuff that Fox News did and all those folks. You know, there have been very few eight years of one party and eight years of the same party. It doesn't generally go back to back. The last time I think was Nixon and whoever came in after him was the last. Ford. And he pardoned. That was the last time we had a long stretch when it wasn't Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican. So given all the crap that Obama had to sort of eat from his own party, I don't think Bernie was going to -- I don't think any Democrat was going to – people were going to vote...
"The truth of the matter is, if this election happened in any other country the way it happened here, we would have sent people to go and check to see what was going on. We will never know. We'll never know. We'll never know....
"But we don't know that she did lose fair and square. See that's the thing. That's what I'm saying."
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: If Goldberg wants to convince anybody there's anything to her unusual analysis about how ‘we'll never know' if Hillary really lost – blaming Fox News attacks on Obama, for instance, for somehow leading to Trump's victory – she should first bone up on recent American history. Her big film, Sister Act, was released during the presidency of Republican George H.W. Bush who had succeeded two-term Republican President Ronald Reagan."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org