Judging by voter turnouts, millions of Americans don’t care if elections are rigged. But heaven forbid it be suggested that the Emmys are.
At Wednesday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton said of Donald Trump: “There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row, and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged against him.”
Trump interjected (to audience laughter): “Should’ve gotten it.”
But the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences didn’t consider the issue funny. It tweeted: “#Emmys are not rigged.”
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) October 20, 2016
Others jumped into the scrum.
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 20, 2016
Clinton: “Every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction he claims whatever it is, is rigged.” https://t.co/cLP0GDjbaX
— ABC News (@ABC) October 20, 2016
Meanwhile, major media outlets dissected the Trump-as-Emmy-loser issue, including The Washington Post.