Some crooked partisans dishonestly attempted to discredit the presidential candidate they hated. The media, with some help from bloggers, exposed their fabrications within a few days. This happened twice, once to each candiate.
The candidate who wasn’t complicit in the lying, and against whom the accusations were false, is the one who has suffered at the hands of the press and the public. The candidate whose political organisation was complicit in the lying, and against whom the accusations were entirely true (but presented in a faked format), seems hardly to have suffered at all.
I reckon it must be the liberal media bias at work.