The PJ Tatler

What Hillary Clinton Really Thinks of the White House Press

Drudge’s main at the moment leads to this Alana Goodman piece, on the archives of Hillary Clinton friend and confident Diane Blair. When the late Blair’s archive of memos and papers was donated, by her surviving husband, to the University of Arkansas, Hillary Clinton said “I hope that some young scholar will come along and write the story of Diane.” Goodman has, and 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton may regret it.

One thing that Clinton will surely need if she is to win in 2016 is friendly media. Frankly, she will probably have that. Despite accomplishing little as First Lady, senator and secretary of state, Clinton is a media icon. Reporters regularly hail her accomplishments while spending little if any reporting on her chief skill, which is handling her husband’s “bimbo eruptions” and skillfully leading cover-up management. Clinton has demonstrated that latter skill time and again, most recently in her handling of the attack at Benghazi that left four Americans, including the first US ambassador killed in the line of duty in decades, dead at the hands of al Qaeda-linked terrorists.

While many in the media adore Mrs. Clinton, the feeling is not mutual, according to Blair’s memos.

Hillary Clinton’s “adversaries” included the media, Republicans, and top members of President Clinton’s staff, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of the contents of the Blair archive.

“HC says press has big egos and no brains,” wrote Blair on May 19, 1993, during the White House travel office controversy. “That [the White House is] just going to have to work them better; that her staff has figured it out and would be glad to teach [Bill’s] staff.”