Well, Donald Trump is the president-elect and Hillary Clinton has ridden off into the sunset. After two long years of campaign ads and primaries and caucuses and debates and interviews, the 2016 election comes to an end.
Along the way, media outlets and personalities reacted to the tumultuous election in a variety of ways. Some stayed neutral, others became more partisan. Some reacted scandalously, some acted bravely. Some made the correct political calculus, and some hitched their wagons to the wrong candidate. Careers ended and began.
Below are my picks for the top ten media outlets and personalities who came out ahead, but also the top ten that turned out to be– as Trump would put it– total losers. Feel free to let us know in the comments if you think there’s a bigger winner or loser.
This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.