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Flag of the United States of AmericaBeginning in 2016, the year of the U.S. government's IANA Stewardship TransitionDomain Mondo began maintaining this page on the U.S. Presidential Election and election 2016 fallout--page editor & analyst: @UnderMyPalm (opinions are his alone)--For older entries see  Year One of the Trump Presidency 8Nov2016-12Nov2017 (pdf), archive A (pdf) & archive B (pdf).

•  Keeping Up With TRUMP, the "News" & the SWAMP--editor: @UnderMyPalm:
The MSM #FakeNews has been continuous since the November 2016 election: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week | 8 Dec 2017: "Three stories in the past seven days have crumbled under greater scrutiny."

MSM & Fake News: CNN Publishes Fakest Of Fake News, Follows Leftist Lemmings Into Koi-Gate | Nov 6, 2017.

DC Double Standard: First Comey Memo Concluded Hillary Was "Grossly Negligent," Punishable By Jail | Nov 7, 2017.

More MSM #FakeNews: Intel Committee Demands Fusion GPS Bank Records; Suspects Journalists Paid To Spread "Russian Collusion" Claims | Nov 6, 2017.

A Hard Truth about mainstream media today: "Another hard truth: Many Alabama voters hold the mainstream media in such low regard that they've dismissed the Washington Post's reporting entirely." Nov 12, 2017.

The Big Lesson from Election 2016The mainstream media and their pollsters are not to be trusted anymore--There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble |"Groupthink produced a failure of the “wisdom of crowds” and an underestimate of Trump’s chances."

FAKE NEWS Mainstream Media--Tech Review 30 Sep 2017--3) Fake News = Data & News Media + Confirmation Bias, Liberal Bias, Groupthink, and False Narratives |

FAKE NEWS from the Washington Post

The Real Story Of 2016 |"What reporters — and lots of data geeks, too — missed about the election, and what they’re still getting wrong."

The Media Has A Probability Problem | Nate Silver: "The media keeps misinterpreting data ... the media has often overestimated the precision of polling, cherry-picked data and portrayed elections as sure things when that conclusion very much wasn’t supported by polls or other empirical evidence ... as I’ve documented throughout this series, polls and other data did not support the exceptionally high degree of confidence that news organizations such as The New York Times regularly expressed about Hillary Clinton’s chances. (We’ve been using the [New York] Times as our case study ... because their 2016 coverage had so many problems.) ... Probably the most important problem with 2016 coverage was confirmation bias — coupled with what you might call good old-fashioned liberal media bias ..."

The problem is even worse than what Nate Silver suggests--Inside Donald Trump's Election Night War Room | "Frank Luntz: At 5:01 [p.m. Election Day, Nov 8, 2017], all the narratives were written: Hillary Clinton was elected president ... I have a photograph [of a graphic]: "Fox News declares Hillary Clinton elected president."[The Trump campaign] saw the numbers, and they knew what I knew, which is that up to this point the exit polling had never been this wrong, so the assumption was that she was going to win ... I got texted. Colbert had just started [taping]. Someone had been interacting with the exit-poll people, and they told me that they had a huge percentage of refusals—much higher than anyone had expected, and no one had taken that into account. There was a fatal flaw in the exit number. It was the rejection rate, and they believed the rejection rate was overwhelmingly Donald Trump voters who refused to participate. At 11:10 P.M. I realized, nuh-uh, Donald Trump's going to be the next president ... The mood was stunned. I talked to friends at ABC, NBC News, and FOX News, some of them who loved Clinton and some of them who didn't. I didn't talk to anyone who was pro-Trump in any of these organizations. I don't know anybody at one network who was on the air as an analyst who voted for Trump." Watch CNN Election Night 2016 replay via YouTube.

For Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania – not a single mainstream media source gave an edge to Trump – a 100% fail for the pollsters! Every pollster said these states were “likely” or “leaning” Democrat. The day before the 2016 US Presidential Election, most pollsters and statistical models had pegged Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning at greater than 90%:
Graphics above courtesy of: Visual Capitalist.

#ElevatorCam photos Nov 28, 2016:
Kellyanne Conway in Trump Tower Lobby | 28 Nov 2016
Trump Tower Lobby Street Entrance | 28 Nov 2016

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