SO CRAZY! CNN Host Says There Wasn't Enough Racial Resentment Talk In 2016 Election
“There was not enough talk about racial resentment,” Stelter agreed. “We focused on a lot of financial anxiety and not racial anxiety.”
There were plenty of journalists focusing on racial resentment in 2016, including in these pages, but the mainstream media focused on “economic anxiety” to such an absurd degree that the term became a joking shorthand for the racial anxiety that studies show drove Trump’s success.
The implication from Finney and Stelter is that reporters and pollsters should not fall into the same trap as they cover the diverse slate of candidates that the Democrats are likely to produce.