Hillary Clinton’s new book “What Happened” blames the media, Bernie Sanders, and Trump leering around her during the debates.

But she just won’t admit to the ONE thing that actually caused all the problems – the fact that Trump was a better and more interesting candidate.

That was HUGE.  He attracted media attention.  He earned his media coverage.

She also keeps ignoring the part about classified emails on a private computer.  “Ordinary people” would go to prison for her security breaches.  And that fact was not lost on the media, who covered the scandal.

So, blaming the media for covering a real story is just wrong.

Even the Democrats admit that Trump attracted key swing voters, and his political base turned out. In contrast, Hillary’s people were so convinced she was going to win, they stayed home.

It’s reminiscent of the football player who starts celebrating a touchdown a yard too early.

McClatchy reports:

A select group of top Democratic Party strategists have used new data about last year’s presidential election to reach a startling conclusion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Now they just need to persuade the rest of the party they’re right.

Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton’s defeat: Her base didn’t turn out, Donald Trump’s did and the difference was too much to overcome.

But new information shows that Clinton had a much bigger problem with voters who had supported President Barack Obama in 2012 but backed Trump four years later.

Those Obama-Trump voters, in fact, effectively accounted for more than two-thirds of the reason Clinton lost, according to Matt Canter, a senior vice president of the Democratic political firm Global Strategy Group.

In his group’s analysis, about 70 percent of Clinton’s failure to reach Obama’s vote total in 2012 was because she lost these voters.

Much of the debate over how to move forward has centered on whether the party should try to win back working-class white voters – who make up the bulk of Obama-Trump voters – or focus instead on mobilizing its base.

Turning out the base, the data suggests, is simply not good enough.

“This idea that Democrats can somehow ignore this constituency and just turn out more of our voters, the math doesn’t work,” Canter said. “We have to do both.”

Democrats must admit to the fact that people are attracted to passion. And Trump has that in spades.

They should also realize that Hillary’s message didn’t resonate with anyone, and she did nothing to attract her working-class white voters.

She never admitted that we have an illegal immigration problem either.  This was a center point of Trump’s message, and that’s what people were concerned about.

Hillary’s new book spends a great deal of time trying to blame media coverage for her failed campaign, but detailed analysis of the coverage proves that Hillary was the weaker candidate.

Trump received more positive coverage because his Tweets and what he was saying was interesting to voters.

The Washington Post reports:

“By the end of the campaign, Donald Trump had been the beneficiary of the equivalent of some $5 billion in free advertising, according to the media tracking firm mediaQuant.

Some of that was a function of the live coverage of Trump’s rallies, which often ran without interruption on cable news, particularly in the early days of the campaign.

But much of that free coverage was also a function of online coverage, often driven by his tweets.

In May 2016, as the Street notes, Trump generated nearly $200 million in free media attention — largely thanks to his weird tweet about taco bowls.

It’s also worth noting that Clinton, too, was the beneficiary of free coverage. MediaQuant estimates that she was the beneficiary of $3.24 billion in free media coverage — or, as it’s known in political campaigns, earned media.

Politicians work to get this free coverage. It’s part of the process. And Trump earned more than Clinton.

So, while Trump received more coverage than Hillary, he got it the old-fashioned-way…HE EARNED IT.

If Democrats want to learn from their failure, they need to realize they need to be interesting and pay attention to what voters really care about.