Loony liberal publication Slate is falling apart, and their president just got the axe, in no smal part due to Donald Trump’s victory. As the Free Beacon’s Bill McMorris notes:
Slate has experienced financial woes in recent years and undergone numerous leadership and ownership changes since it opened as one of the earliest web publications in 1996. Hernandez was brought on board after “pioneering … the worlds of native advertising and social media” at BuzzFeed, according to a 2015 press release from Slate Group vice chairman Dan Check.
“As Slate president, Hernandez will ramp up revenue strategy across advertising, marketing, and creative services with an eye toward bringing new global brands into the Slate fold,” the company said in the release.
Hernandez took over on Nov. 2, 2015 and was relieved of duty in November 2016. Slate “appears to be bleeding red ink again,” according to the New York Post, which first reported the split. These apparent financial woes continued despite the fact that Slate has been publishing a record number of daily hot takes during Hernandez’s stint at the company.
Slate has been a go-to resource for liberals looking for nuanced reporting on the 2016 election. It was the first to report that that “Trump is winning [the GOP primary] because of his racism and bigotry,” which bode well for Democrats because, as Slate reported in October, “It Lost Black Voters. Now It’s Losing Latinos. What’s Left Is a Broken, White GOP.” After his upset victory over Hillary Clinton, Slate reassured its readers that “There’s No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter,” “White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump,” and “The Electoral College Is an Instrument of White Supremacy—and Sexism.”
McMorris is obviously being sarcastic here, but the rhetoric of Slate, and publications like it, are why the left can’t have nice things. Their discourse is so far removed from the American mainstream that they may never recover.