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Hillary Clinton takes swipe at media after French election — then Twitter hits back hard

Hillary Clinton takes a swipe at the media in a tweet noting Emmanuel Macron's win in the French presidential election on Sunday. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Following the election of Emmanuel Macron in France on Sunday, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to comment on Macron's victory. But in doing so, Clinton also took a swipe at the media.

"Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world," Clinton wrote. "Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)[.]"

Clinton's remark that Macron's victory was a "defeat to those interfering with democracy" refers to a recent cyber attack on Macron's campaign, one that dumped tens of thousands of emails and campaign documents in a manner similar to the WikiLeaks data dumps Clinton had to deal with last year, which plagued her campaign in the months before the election.

The swipe at the media comes after she was criticized last week by many in the media for blaming her loss to then-Republican nominee Donald Trump last year on alleged Russian meddling in the election rather than taking personal responsibly over her fitness as a candidate and how she ran her campaign.

If it weren't for the alleged interference of Russia and FBI Director Jim Comey's intervention, Clinton said last week that she would be the U.S. president today — not Trump.

"Shut the f**k up and go away already," one Democratic columnist, who voted for Clinton, wrote after her comments last week.

Indeed, many viewed Clinton's comments as just another instance of refusing to take personal responsibility for her two failures at running for the White House. Fox News host Tucker Carlson explained to a Clinton loyalist last week that Clinton's attitude is symptomatic of a strategy the Clintons have employed for decades: To play victim when things don't turn out in their favor.

And many on Sunday took Clinton's swipe at the media in the same fashion: That Clinton continues to just "whine" about her loss.

"Which media are saying you can't talk about those interfering with democracy?" NBC News senior editor Bradd Jaffy wrote on Twitter before deleting the tweet.

BBC anchor Katy Kay added:

While others piled on:

One last thing…
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