Today’s Democratic Party is increasingly perceived as dominated by its “woke” left wing. But the views of Democrats on social media often bear little resemblance to those of the wider Democratic electorate.

The outspoken group of Democratic-leaning voters on social media is outnumbered, roughly 2 to 1, by the more moderate, more diverse and less educated group of Democrats who typically don’t post political content online, according to data from the Hidden Tribes Project.

Also, the same would go for what is being reported on CNN and MSNBC. The media is doing a bit of a disservice in reporting on the current Democratic presidential hopefuls. It should get interesting as the presidential contest heats up.

Treehouse's picture

Candidates

"The media is doing a bit of a disservice in reporting on the current Democratic presidential hopefuls." I believe should be "The media is doing a bit of a disservice in THEIR CONSTANT reporting on the MALE Democratic presidential hopefuls."

Alex_Falk's picture

makes sense

i agree, most democrats tend to be conservative and uninterested in politics

Mike Daugherty's picture

LOL!

LOL!

calloway1972's picture

New York Times is just doing

New York Times is just doing ass covering for the great mental illness that has swept over the Democrat party and most of our media for the last 3 years.

jmcnair's picture

Equal time

It's just trying to catch up with the fluffing they've done for the Lying Publicans for the last 40.

Mike Daugherty's picture

Social media does not

Social media does not represent the majority of Democrats. Fox News definitely represents the majority of Republicans. Of course, Fox is not reliable for honest and factual news reporting, but that does not bother most Republicans. Fox does a great deal of ass covering for Trump and his cronies. It is impossible for Fox News and all the right wing crazies to cover up the fact that Trump is a lying, corrupt, and evil man. Trump's mental illness has turned the Republican Party into a party that does not have the guts or moral fortitude to call him out when he lies and cheats and causes suffering and death to many. What has swept over the Republican Party is evil and immoral, and anybody that supports their President shares the blame for his terrible actions.

fischbobber's picture

Does anything?

Does anything represent the majority of democrats?

Somebody's picture

Technically

Technically, Hillary Clinton did in 2016.

fischbobber's picture

That's a good point.

And one we should remember going into 2020. She did a better job drawing Sander's supporters into her camp than Obama did drawing Clinton supporters into his in 2008.

To win in 2020 the party should commit to learning from both her successes and struggles.

She did much well, including a sizable victory, but we tend to focus on the "What ifs?" of 2016.

Alex_Falk's picture

usually stated another way

what i have more often read is that "sanders supporters did a better job voting for clinton in the general than clinton supporters did for obama in 2008." the way this is phrased by someone must depend on where that person wants to place agency. i presume many of us agree that rational people would vote for (inanimate object) against trump.

in her recent book, clinton wrote that she regrets running on in 2016 a dated campaign strategy based on obama's in 2008 (hope-changey -- big on platitudes and short on rhetoric and policy that is specifically critical of elite power structures).

the current media excitement about 'mayor pete' (previously beto) says to me that not everyone has learned this lesson, or perhaps that there are parts of the power structure that want that lesson to never be learned.

fischbobber's picture

Sanders supporters

In retrospect, it's somewhat difficult to determine how much information was planted and how much was true. I thought, during the election, that a lot of that Bernie Bro crap was planted. Of course, I thought it was planted by Republicans, not Russians.To not give credit to Hillary for reaching out, regardless of what one thought of her attempt, would be a disservice to both her, and Sanders voters that voted for her. There was a lot of illusion in 2016.

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