One more, an even longer read on Vox written back in April, but just as informative on the elitist attitude of the left that paved the way for Trump being elected:http://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/s ... mpaign=vox
I've contemplated sharing these articles with others over the last few days, but I think it would be a lost cause because a lot of people prefer their echo chambers and pity parties.
I believe we have some great minds in these forums who are more inquisitive and analytical than most, regardless of what our initial impulses may be. We have people here who are willing to give a little more thought to these matters in depth beyond what the media tells us, even if we don't all share the same views. Hell, we're Knicks fans and the media has shitted on us for decades now. If anybody is of the mindset of wanting the media to fuck right off, we should be damn near the top of that list.
The media told us Hillary had this one in the bag. They treated Trump like a joke. They were too arrogant to understand that mocking and alienating tens of millions of voters and branding them as all being racist, misogynist, and xenophobic is not a winning strategy. Same goes for the DNC. Now they're looking for excuses to blame everyone but themselves on how wrong they were and how out of touch they were with reality.
I may not be happy about Trump winning the election, but I am very happy that the both the media and the DNC are scrambling like cockroaches right now because this is the comeuppance that they've deserved for a long time for misinforming the public. Unfortunately, even though a few individuals in the media and DNC have already spoken out, I don't think they will collectively learn their lesson, so we'll have to just settle for them squirming uncomfortably instead of actually taking responsibility for helping Trump get elected.
Surprisingly, I am actually not very political at all, but I do take an interest in the sociology of politics, and dealing with the way people react to various stimuli is very relevant to my career as a user experience designer. However, I primary deal with people interacting with user interfaces. The way people interact with other people unlike them is on another level that thankfully is not part of my job description because we've seen the worst of it this year and I can't even begin to envision a good solution for it.