The relatively small number who watched the previous Democratic debate will recall that much of the subsequent discussion revolved around who won: whether the on line polls indicating a massive Sanders victory should be taken as decisive , or whether the verdict of the large majority of pundits that Clinton acquitted herself impressively was a better guide to the likely outcome.
This, I argued, was a red herring. Focusing on the horse race elided what should have been the main story which is not whether Clinton won but how. For if she did, Clinton won by stacking the deck. That is, by lying-repeatedly, shamelessly and with utter certainty that she would not be called out on her lies.
It hardly needs mentioning that the usual suspects in the corporate media said nothing about this. But in this instance, unfortunately, the left media didn’t do as good a job as it should have in checking the facts.
Consequently, the left lost an opportunity to push what should be its main line of attack against the preferred candidate of the plutocratic class which is that given her long history of lying, obscuring and/or avoiding the truth, everything which comes out of Clinton’s mouth should be greeted with extreme skepticism.