In August, shortly after publishing “Five Reasons Donald Trump will win,” filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to offer democrats a terrifying warning.
“I never wanted to be more wrong,” Moore told Seth Meyers a month after the election.
Meyers was still stunned by Moore being so right. But the filmmaker deeply empathizes with so many coastal liberals still trying to understand what happened.
“It didn’t seem possible… she was ahead in the polls, she was winning the debates, it was a great convention and he’s crazy,” Moore rattled off.
Meyers agreed: “It didn’t seem possible.”
But Moore didn’t just predict Trump would win the election, he nailed the four states that propelled Trump to victory.
“Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin…” Meyers reminded Moore. “And that is exactly how it played out.”
“Yes, I picked the four and ever since, people have been asking me for help with their lotto numbers,” the filmmaker retorted.
But for Clinton-supporting Moore, the prediction was more like a “negative lotto.”
“It’s like you hit the lotto, but instead of winning $6M, you got kicked in the nuts,” Meyers joked.
Turning to the next four years, Meyers then had an important question for the election predictor:
“Do you think now…do you think the Democrats are taking enough stock of what they got wrong or do you think they’re playing the blame game and missing the point?”
But rather than telling New York liberals to get out of their bubble or suggesting the party run celebrities, Moore took the high road.
“Here’s the Democrats’ biggest problem,” he told Meyers, which of course “includes people who voted for Hillary.”
“They don’t act like they won. They won! She’s 2.7 million votes ahead of Trump tonight… almost as many votes as Obama got in 2012,” Moore pointed out.
And because is the second time this has happened in 16 years, Moore believes America should abolish the electoral college once and for all.
“I would be saying the same thing if Trump was ahead by 2.7 million,” he added.
No, Ukraine isn’t a ‘game changer’
Why would asking for foreign help for the second time change anything?
Look, I’ll be the first to celebrate once the president is found out to be a traitor. But I’m getting tired of the Kaboom Kabal and other happy campers super-eager to pin the word “game changer” to anything that’s remotely disgraceful for the president.
How Facebook makes money when people are slaughtered
The National Rifle Association nearly doubled its spending on pro-gun Facebook propaganda for three weeks after the mass shootings last month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, according to analytics provided to The Intercept.The social advertising surge began just one day after the Aug. 3 El Paso massacre, which left 22 people dead, and on the same day as the Dayton killings, which took 10 lives. At one point in this period, the NRA was spending $29,000 on a day’s worth of Facebook ads, nearly four times as much as before the shootings, according to Pathmatics, a company that monitors online advertising spending. The ad spending was conducted through the NRA’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, which, in the four weeks before the shootings, spent on average just over $9,400 a day on Facebook ads.Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 25, the institute spent around $360,000 on Facebook — roughly $16,500 per day — reaching a peak of over $29,000 on Aug. 18, according to Pathmatics, which said that it gathered this data from a panel of hundreds of thousands of Facebook users who opt in to automatically share information about the ads they’re shown. Altogether, the ads bought in this period were viewed tens of millions of times, the analytics firm estimated. “The NRA’s ad spend has spiked significantly, which isn’t surprising for an organization in the midst of a reputation battle and crisis,” Pathmatics CEO Gabe Gottlieb said.
Is a strange Twitter glitch censoring the left?
The Working Families Party, a New York-based progressive political party, has a reputation befitting its name as a left-populist political organization. So when the organization endorsed the center-left Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren — who was once a hardcore Republican and has emphasized her capitalist credentials — over the explicitly democratic socialist candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sanders (I-Vt.) supporters were understandably disappointed. After all, the party overwhelmingly endorsed Sanders in the previous presidential election. What had changed?