I took a screencap of John Wagner’s Washington Post story to help give you a feel for how the paper is currently reporting on the Dem’s horserace — which wasn’t supposed to be a horserace at all. And I’d remind you that the superleftwing New York Times has typically been much harder on Hillary Clinton (she’s not progressive enough, you know) than the inside-the-Beltway Washington Post has been.
Now read how Wagner lays in:
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 3,000 people to a boisterous rally here Sunday night at the University of New Hampshire, about five times as many people as Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton attracted to an event two days ago at the same campus.
“You may not know this, but what you’re part of tonight is the largest turnout for any presidential candidate in New Hampshire,” Sanders said at the outset of his rally, referring to the 2016 cycle.
Many of the audience members in the university’s fieldhouse were college students, a group Sanders said had a reputation for being apathetic. “It sounds to me like you are ready to transform America,” he said to loud applause.
Sounds like the real Hopenchange, doesn’t it?
As opposed to the very next bit, which sounds like the real excuse-mongering:
When Clinton appeared on campus here two days earlier, about 600 people came to see her at a forum about college affordability. About 300 people were seated in a room at the student union while nearly 300 watched from an overflow room during the event Friday morning, according to figures provided by Clinton’s campaign.
While Clinton’s event was open to the public, aides said that it was not meant to draw a rally-sized crowd and that Clinton was focused on holding a thoughtful discussion.
Soon the Clinton camp will be telling us that her next big event has been “moved to a more intimate venue.”
This can’t be the kind of story Clinton was hoping for from WaPo as she struggles to recover from a months-long series of campaign-killing revelations and missteps.