In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams has acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp won the gubernatorial election while still not conceding that she lost. Don’t be drinking anything when reading how Buzzfeed framed Abrams’ loss:
Stacey Abrams tried. But ultimately she could not, for now, preserve her supporters’ idea of democracy in Georgia.https://t.co/1ptsy2Fatm
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 19, 2018
Well that’s one way to put it:
This is a strange way of conveying to Buzzfeed’s news consumers that Abrams got less votes than her opponent. https://t.co/oPoRcXbBRM
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) November 19, 2018
This is an absurd headline. Abrams tried but could not preserve her own election because she didn’t get enough votes. https://t.co/FIeEDWDJGI
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 19, 2018
By this you mean that she didn’t get enough votes, right?
— segstl (@s_segstl) November 19, 2018
What idea of democracy means you can win with fewer votes than your opponent?
— Dave Kleikamp (@ShaggyKC) November 19, 2018
So what you’re saying is……she got less votes than her opponent.
In other words, lost the election.
That would have been a shorter headline.
— Robert (@Computron34) November 19, 2018
You mean, because she…. didn’t get enough votes? 🤯
— Shawn Engen (@ShawnEngine) November 19, 2018
“preserve her supporters’ idea of democracy”??
That is some prime journo-blather right there.
— Edward (@EdN618) November 19, 2018
Among Abrams supporters who didn’t have their “idea of democracy” fulfilled in Georgia is former Attorney General Eric Holder.