July 14, 2017
It isn’t unusual for supporters of a losing presidential candidate to engage in “if only” fantasies about what would happen if their favored candidate got into office, and dream about how all the country’s problems would be solved if only the election had gone differently.
It’s more unusual for a supposedly respectable news outlet to engage in such fan fiction.
Yet that is precisely what an article in Newsweek did Wednesday. In the article called, “Hillary Clinton Is President in an Alternate Universe, Where America is Great Again.”
The article, covering Twitter accounts that pretend Clinton won in November, engages in its own bag of fiction at the beginning of the article, and it is everything the most diehard #ImWithHer suppoter could wish for, including an imaginary situation in which both Republicans and Democrats rally behind a bill “that will improve upon” ObamaCare.