HuffPost political reporter Jennifer Bendery’s Twitter analytics went through the roof Tuesday night into Wednesday morning after she claimed: “it’s not true that millions of Americans” have received the COVID vaccination. Just “2.1 million people have been vaccinated so far.”
Jennifer, who never fails to launch attacks from the left, came under heavy artillery fire from the middle, right, far right, people who can read basic CDC statistics and others with their heads screwed on straight.
The tweet sat out in the open as Jennifer went to bed and/or got caught up on Rachel Maddow episodes. The artillery kept coming in. Barrage after barrage. Clay caught wind of it, and the firepower just kept coming until Jen finally took a look at her phone to realize her analytics would give Darren Rovell an erection.
Ahh, but there’s an explanation here from Jennifer.
“Oh my lord has this tweet taken off. Allow me to clarify. Pence was not wrong to say 2.1M ppl = millions. I shouldn’t have said ‘not true.’ That’s my bad,” she tweeted. “I should have said ‘overstatement.’ The millions he’s talking about is barely over 2M. Hence the link to CDC data.”
She wasn’t done there.
“To the 2.1M trolls, I have heard from kindly telling me that 2.1M is ‘millions,’ of course it is, technically,” Jennifer wrote. “Would I refer to a # barely over 2M is ‘millions’ without citing the 2.1M? No. It misleads to suggest more, which I believe Pence is doing intentionally.”
There it is. Victim card. You’re picking on Jennifer. Her analytics are giving Rovell a raging erection because you guys blew this out of proportion. Your fault, not hers. Now someone needs to ask her about our plan to have Chick-fil-A administer the vaccine. Let’s see if she’s ready to get this job done.
Now you guys can go back to ignoring Jen. This war is officially over. On to the next.
If you’re keeping score at home the same “journalists” who said having a covid vaccine in 2020 would take a miracle are now furious because there are only millions of people who have already been vaccinated in 2020.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 30, 2020
Morning! ☕️ To the 2.1M trolls I have heard from kindly telling me that 2.1M is "millions," of course it is, technically.
Would I refer to a # barely over 2M is "millions" without citing the 2.1M? No. It misleads to suggest more, which I believe Pence is doing intentionally. https://t.co/2hb37xU3KH
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) December 30, 2020