Brent Bozell

ABC's interview of her was performed by "Nightline" host Cynthia McFadden, a perennial Clinton toady. McFadden informed America that Clinton was "doubling down" on her Senate testimony. McFadden began: "It seemed as though you lost your temper at the hearing." Clinton said anyone trying to hold her accountable was using a "partisan lens."

"When someone tries to put it into a partisan lens, when they focus not on the fact that we had such a terrible event happening with four dead Americans, but instead, what did somebody say on a Sunday morning talk show? That, to me, is not in keeping with the seriousness of the issue and the obligation we all have as public servants."

McFadden softly nudged: Does she regret the "what difference" comment? Hillary repeated herself about the Sunday show questions and added: "I believe in transparency. I said, you know, let the chips fall where they may. Put it all out there. And I don't want that to be politicized."

Please laugh at the "transparency" part, but always pay attention when a Clinton says you can't proceed with a "politicized" line of questioning. It means you're getting dangerously close to asking them a tough question. On these occasions, none of the interviewers wondered what some reporters have: If Clinton believed in transparency, why didn't she do the Sunday morning shows after Benghazi instead of Susan Rice? For that, we can turn to Bill Clinton's draft-dodging language: She was "maintaining (her) viability within the system."

In fact, most journalists really don't feel Hillary Clinton should be held accountable. Time magazine had a cover story titled "Can Anyone Stop Hillary?" Nancy Gibbs, now the managing editor of Time, was asked on MSNBC by Mitchell how long Clinton can delay making the official declaration for the White House. Gibbs responded, "I think she can postpone it almost longer than anyone we have seen. It allows her to not have to answer every controversy that comes up, the latest obviously being the Benghazi report today."

Gibbs told Mitchell that only Hillary can stop Hillary. That must be because her liberal media bootlickers can't muster one tough question about how she mismanaged embassy security in Libya. They, too, always seem to be interested only in maintaining her viability within the system.


Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
 
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