As if this week hadn’t been tough enough, we know have to cope with this news: Leonard Cohen Dead at 82. That from Richard Gehr at Rolling Stone.
There’s also the New York Times obit of Leonard Cohen from Larry Rohter, who calls him an Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter.
Ok back to our President-elect
In The Atlantic, a very important question: What Does Donald Trump's Election Say About America? Vann R. Newkirk II tweeted: “My latest: I wrote about what this week means for my son's future life. This is who we are.” While Yoni Appelbaum said, “This, from @fivefifths, is achingly beautiful and sad.”
Over at the AP, there’s this bit of fun from Kathleen Hennessey: Trump bucks protocol on press access.
And from Michael Bender at the Wall Street Journal, news that Donald Trump Shuffled his Transition Team, Making Mike Pence Chairman.
In the Times, Eric Lipton writes Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists. Now They’re on His Transition Team.
So here’s some interesting news, the ‘Prediction professor’ who called Trump’s big win also made another forecast: Trump will be impeached. That from Peter Stevenson at the Washington Post.
News not quite about Trump but not NOT about Trump either
Meanwhile, the New York Times’ Jennifer Senior has a book review: Megyn Kelly Tells Tales Out of Fox News in Her Memoir, ‘Settle for More’. Jennifer herself tweeted: “Got an early peek at Megyn Kelly's memoir and holy smokes: Hell hath no fury like a Trump—or an Ailes—scorned.” While Anousha Sakoui said, “The NYT details the Megyn Kelly book- v unflatering for trump - suggests he knew what her debate questions were.”
For more lighthearted reading, check out The perils of being a female, Asian fact checker in a tense election. That one written by Michelle Ye Hee Lee in the Washington Post.
Also Nevada Senator Harry Reid released this statement about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Alana Horowitz tweeted, Harry Reid calls Trump ‘a sexual predator who lost the popular vote.’” (ed note: Ok but remember that scene in Clueless when Tai calls Cher a virgin who can’t drive? Good times.) Emmarie Huetteman pointed out, “Retiring Sen. Reid on Trump, ‘a sexual predator who lost the popular vote & fueled his campaign w/ bigotry & hate.’” While Siddhartha Mahanta shared this quote from Reid: "If Trump wants to roll back tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do."
In another letter that might give you hope, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. wrote the New York Times’s newsroom: "Our predecessors founded our singular newspaper for just this moment.”
Speaking of the Times, Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing found this bit of news from a 1922 edition of the New York Times: "Hitler's only kidding about the antisemitism.” Eesh, that’s rough to read.
And here’s Emily Bell in CJR saying that Facebook can no longer be 'I didn't do it' boy of global media.
And some news about Hillz
For a closer look into Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win, read David Leonhardt’s piece in the New York Times. He also tweeted: “Clinton is on pace to win the popular vote by a larger % than Gore in 2000. And Nixon in 1968. And Kennedy in 1960.”
From Huffington Post, we hear from Jennifer Bendery that a DNC Staffer Screamed At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump. Jennifer herself tweeted: “Ruh Roh.” While Zach Carter said, “The only thing bad about this @jbendery story is that it wasn't called ‘Dems In Disarray.’”