Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Orders From The Fuhrerbunker


Michael Crowley writes in "Bunker Hillary" in the New Republic about Hillary's smash-mouth style of press relations:
"Reporters who have covered the hyper-vigilant campaign say that no detail or editorial spin is too minor to draw a rebuke. Even seasoned political journalists describe reporting on Hillary as a torturous experience. Though few dare offer specifics for the record--"They're too smart," one furtively confides. "They'll figure out who I am"--privately, they recount excruciating battles to secure basic facts. Innocent queries are met with deep suspicion. Only surgically precise questioning yields relevant answers. Hillary's aides don't hesitate to use access as a blunt instrument, as when they killed off a negative GQ story on the campaign by threatening to stop cooperating with a separate Bill Clinton story the magazine had in the works. Reporters' jabs and errors are long remembered, and no hour is too odd for an angry phone call. Clinton aides are especially swift to bypass reporters and complain to top editors. "They're frightening!" says one reporter who has covered Clinton. "They don't see [reporting] as a healthy part of the process. They view this as a ruthless kill-or-be-killed game."

"Despite all the grumbling, however, the press has showered Hillary with strikingly positive coverage. "It's one of the few times I've seen journalists respect someone for beating the hell out of them," says a veteran Democratic media operative."
How much do you think the press would squeal if such Soviet-style news suppression were perpetrated by a Republican candidate? Isn't it odd how Democrats like Hillary have so little fondness for democracy, especially that messy freedom of speech?

2 Comments:

Anonymous heidianne jackson said...

they don't support free speech or freedom of the press or the 2nd amendment. they only want to be in control. and will use any means necessary to make it happen. and not expect any repercussions for breaking the law or mowing any one over. these are bad people.

Wed Nov 14, 07:45:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice Shrillary's face. I've always heard that if you hold your farts in they will travel up you sping to you brain and give you shi**y idea's. Shrillary is holding in a big one.

Thu Nov 15, 09:11:00 PM 2007  

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