When Alessandra Stanley writes of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance yesterday of the nomination for Secretary of State, “[F]or plenty of viewers, it was the moment when Mrs. Clinton finally conceded the election for real,” some say that Stanley actually just means “for me and some of my peers in the media elite, it was the moment when Mrs. Clinton finally conceded the election for real.”

Also: “The occasion was solemn, but like a wedding where the parents are divorced, the ceremony was carefully choreographed to avert awkward moments and camouflage past unpleasantness.”

Carefully choreographed?”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.