For Clinton, A Matter of Fair Media
Senator’s Camp Insists That the Press Holds Her To a Tougher Standard
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 19, 2007; Page C01
DES MOINES, Dec. 18 — After weeks of bad news, Hillary Clinton and her strategists hoped that winning the endorsement of Iowa’s largest newspaper last weekend might produce a modest bump in their media coverage.
But on Sunday morning, they awoke to upbeat headlines about their chief Democratic rival: “Obama Showing New Confidence With Iowa Sprint,” said the New York Times. “Obama Is Hitting His Stride in Iowa,” said the Los Angeles Times. And on Monday, Clinton aides were so upset about a contentious “Today” show interview that one complained to the show’s producer.
*Rolls Eyes* Contentious interview? Let her sit down with an interviewer from Artorius, she’ll see a tough interview.
“Mrs. Clinton, why are the archives of your time First Lady sealed?”
“Mrs. Clinton, what is the name of the charity, and its tax ID number, that you claim to have returned Norman Hsu’s illegal 850k campaign donation?”
“Mrs. Clinton, who removed Vince Foster’s body to Fort Marcy Park?”
“Mrs. Clinton, what role did you play in Admiral Boorda’s death?”
“Mrs. Clinton, who was the commodities broker who sold you the cattle futures?”
These are questions she needs to be asked, not softball “poor me” articles from the Compost.