Read that headline as you see fit. Any way you slice it, we all lost last night when the Associated Press and, a short time later, NBC “News” called the Democratic presidential primary race for Hillary Clinton, based on secret phone polling of super delegates.
I wish I was just making that up, but it’s true. Listen to NBC “News'” director of elections, John Lapinski explaining their decision to call the race to
Lawrence O’Donnell last night Chris Hayes last night.
Apparently Mr. Lapinski was on Hayes’, Maddow’s and Lawrence O’Donnell’s shows last night. The first two appearances were posted on the MSNBC website. The O’Donnell segment was not. Perhaps that was because Mr. O’Donnell appeared mortified by their calling an election base on a “secret phone poll”…
“A secret poll of super delegates will tell you, before the biggest state in the union votes, who the nominee is.”
And as of 1:51 pm Eastern, still no statement from Debbie Wasserman Schultz or the DNC on the media’s erroneous call.
Today on the show, Randi Rhodes called in to weigh in on the electoral madness, and we attempted to update you on our studio progress… or delays. Follow that link to see her new site, and click the donate button should you care to help us with the extra funds we need to get the studio build correctly!
And GottaLaff joined me to take some calls from disappointed and angry voters who are mad as hell and not going to take it any more.
One last time, if you’re in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Jersey or California, don’t listen to the corporate media. Get out and VOTE as if your future depended on it… because it does!