Press conference? To speak to the ‘little people’? Unless they’re paying a hefty speaking fee… that’s probably NOT going to happen.
Today and every day until Hillary Clinton holds a formal press conference, the Republican National Committee (RNC) will issue a reminder of the number of days since Hillary Clinton has faced members of the media in an environment not carefully controlled by her campaign.
She doesn’t mind one-on-one ‘interviews’ where the questions are in all probability pre-screened, just like the Networks (D) prescreened their stories and had unflattering-to-Hillary ones ‘spiked’
Of course, we only know about this because of Wikileaks releases of internal emails.
We don’t know about it from a rival news agency blowing the whistle — because they’re all on the same team.
So why would she mind such devastating questions as:
■ Ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “The ‘fascinating’ list has always been, you know, a particular interest of mine — and then, to be on it was an incredible honor.”
Retiring host Barbara Walters: “Well, you were our most fascinating….I think you’ve been on our ‘most fascinating’ list more than anyone, and — and you were THE most fascinating….No matter what their political views, you are someone we admire — and, for me, it’s more than admiration — it’s very deep affection, and I thank you for coming on….No matter what she does, she will always, to me, be the most fascinating.”
— Exchange on Walters’ last day as co-host of ABC’s The View, May 16, 2014.
or this one:
“We went into the GMA vault and found your first appearance here on Good Morning America in 1988….You were speaking out about — you’re a lawyer and talking about equality and such….For as long as we can remember and seeing you in the spotlight, and you have been fighting for others.”
— Co-host Robin Roberts to Clinton at a town hall event on ABC’s Good Morning America, April 21, 2016.
both part of a NewsBusters top 10 list
If she’s got a press that will run interference for her, and she needn’t BOTHER to take the risk of some hotshot young reporter asking embarrassing questions about her health, or those 30 Benghazi emails, or Huma’s Sharia connections, or foreign money, or DNC manipulation of Black Lives Matter… or any of a thousand other scandals…
Then why even BOTHER taking the chance of facing the plebes?