The Sad Faces of CNN

The intrepid team at CNN poured a lot of resources into covering last night’s special election in Georgia’s 6th District.

Although it didn’t quite compare with the $40 million or so in out-of-state money that got poured into Jon Ossoff’s quixotic campaign to turn the reliably Republican district blue, thus cementing the narrative of a coming Democrat tsunami in 2018. Still, you could tell that the anchors and analysts at the First Name in NewsTM had dug themselves in for a long night covering what they had insisted for weeks would be a very close, high stakes race, in which polling had put the Democrat newcomer as much as seven points ahead of Karen Handel, his Republican opponent. All eyes were on Georgia–and CNN as well–and the excitement was so thick you could’ve spun it into a milkshake.