Conservatives explode on Twitter after media essentially get Doug Jones elected in Alabama

Conservatives are angry.

Doug Jones broke the Democrats’ 25-year losing streak by winning a Senate seat in Alabama’s Tuesday night special election.

The problem is how he got the win.

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jones’ upset victory was arguably aided in no small-part by the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding his opponent, Republican Roy Moore–allegations heavily covered by the mainstream media.

Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, decisively won the GOP primary, beating Mitch McConnell-backed incumbent Luther Strange by a 54.6-45.4 percent margin.

But Moore was unable to overcome in the general, candidacy marred by allegations of sexual assault against minors and opposition from prominent members of his own party.

Many conservatives directed their frustration at the Republicans who failed to support the Alabama Senate candidate.

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Other Twitter users lamented that Moore was presumed guilty without due process.

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National coverage of the Alabama race was immense, with most of the reporting focused on the accusations against Moore. The three major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) devoted 40 times more coverage to the Moore allegations than to Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) corruption trial–another scandal that occurred around the same time.

Many outlets repeatedly ran headlines calling Moore an “accused pedophile.”

NJ.com wrote:

Sheila Jackson Lee sends hilarious congratulations to ‘Doug Moore’ after Alabama election, and yes, there’s a kicker

From Daily Mail:

And at NY Daily News:

But the headlines were misleading. Even the Washington Post ran an article titled “Roy Moore is not a pedophile,” which clarified that pedophilia is an attraction to prepubescent children.

Of the Moore accusers, one, Leigh Corfman, claimed to be 14 when she was allegedly abused by the former judge. The various women who said they dated Moore claimed to be 16 and 17–ages that met Alabama’s age of consent at the time.

After the election results came in, legacy media outlets thanked the people of Alabama for choosing Jones–making their political preferences known.

From the New York Times:

And the Washington Post:

After the major loss, Republicans were not happy with the media or the party establishment.

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