Monday, November 21, 2016

Truest statement of the week II

With greater ideological diversity, perhaps we would have done a better job investigating that “basket of deplorables” Clinton so easily disparaged, and learned more about the economic conditions — student-loan debt, under-paying jobs, inability to buy homes — that impacted some of the college-educated White voters who cast their votes from Trump.
Having reporters and editors at the table who recognized reluctance among Black voters when the hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer began to trend should have signaled a need to question polls that indicated the African-American voting bloc might not be a sure thing for the Clinton campaign — long before the early voting returns were in.

--  Meredith D. Clark, "Why did newsrooms miss the Trump wave? Lack of diversity played a huge part" (POYNTER).

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