The media message to Clinton was clear last week: You can’t lose your cool when dealing with the press. You can’t try to intimidate reporters. And you certainly can’t try to bluster them off tough questions. Those are the guidelines established for Clinton if she plans to run to become the country’s first woman president.
Who is allowed to do all those things? Chris Christie, for one.
Prior to the eruption of his lane-closing controversy in January, the Republican governor of New Jersey and presidential hopeful had spent four years basking in the Beltway media glow specifically because of his eagerness to unleash combative, insulting bromides, including some against the press. It showed he was authentic!
This attempt that has been going on for several months to make it seem as if the media is unfair to Her Madameship is going to be fun to watch. Few people not named “Barack Obama” have been as coddled by the media as Mrs. Clinton. The very people who pretend she is a feminist icon all the while ignoring that she’s in this position thanks to the men in her life are saying that some among their ranks are unfair to her.
Cute, but no.