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Commentary: Lecherous sexism doesn't explain why Clinton lost

Was Hillary Clinton's defeat in last year's election in large part the fault of the male journalists recently outed as sexual harassers? This increasingly popular theory - advanced by, among others, New York Times opinion writer Jill Filipovic and late-night television talk show host Samantha Bee - is a post-Harvey Weinstein, post-#MeToo twist on the familiar claim that Clinton's loss to Donald Trump was obviously due to rampant misogyny. Now, for many Clinton supporters, allegations of sexual misconduct made against journalists such as ABC's Mark Halperin and NBC's Matt Lauer prove

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