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Bill Clinton Admits Obama Got Better Media Coverage Because He Is Black

Former president Bill Clinton speaks on stage about the future of equality and opportunity at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City on September 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/Sipa USA

Bill Clinton admitted in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that former President Barack Obama received positive media coverage because of his race.

Washington Times:

“They did treat him [Obama] differently than other Democrats and Republicans,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “It was the political press.”

Why? “I don’t know. They liked him. And they liked having the first African-American president, and he was a good president I think,” Mr. Clinton said. “I don’t agree with President Trump’s assessment of his service.”

 

Perhaps even more damning of the political press than their preferential treatment of  Obama because of his race was his acknowledgement that “they liked him.” How can that possibly be relevant to our national “gatekeepers” and “watchdogs,” who are not supposed to show favoritism to any politician regardless of his race or their personal feelings about him?

The 42nd president also said he thought that a Democratic president would have been impeached by now if confronted with the same facts facing Mr. Trump, whose 2016 campaign has been under investigation for a year over allegations of Russian collusion.

“I think if the roles were reversed — now it’s me just talking, but based on my experience — if there were a Democratic president and these facts were present, most people I know in Washington believe impeachment hearings would have begun already,” Mr. Clinton said.

About the only thing you can say about that is Clinton is delusional.

He also addressed criticism by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, who said in November that she thought he should have resigned his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

“You have to really ignore what the context was,” Mr. Clinton said. “But you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So, I — but I just disagree with her.”

It was his first response to the left’s so-called reckoning over alleged sexual misconduct by Democratic men, including Mr. Clinton, who was championed by liberals even after he admitted in 1998 to a sexual relationship with the 22-year-old White House intern.

Clinton’s incoherent response is pretty much typical of the left’s indefensible explanations for why the 42nd president got a pass then and is still getting one today.

I actually believe that personal sexual peccadilloes should not be grounds for a politician’s resignation. Let the voters decide if a philanderer deserves to be kicked out of office instead of organized pressure groups that don’t care about the morals of a politician unless he is on the opposite side of the aisle.