Hillary Clinton wants the media to engage in a bit of “soul searching” in terms of how they covered the 2016 election.
“Many in the political media can’t bear to face their own role in helping elect Trump, from providing him free airtime to giving my emails three times more coverage than all the issues affecting people’s lives combined,” the defeated Democratic presidential candidate writes in What Happened.
CNN’s Brian Stelter invited New York Times reporter Amy Chozick on his program Sunday to discuss whether Clinton had a point. Chozick yielded some ground to the Democratic candidate – but not all.
“We’re very bad at scrutinizing ourselves,” Chozick acknowledged.
Yet, she pushed back at Clinton for suggesting that it was the media’s job to get her elected.
The Times may have covered the email investigation, but Chozick also noted that they asked Clinton for about 50 interviews to talk about her jobs plan and other policy initiatives. Clinton declined each time, causing Stelter to wonder if she was “interview shy.”
When she’s not blaming the press, Clinton is pointing fingers at FBI Director James Comey, Vladimir Putin, the DNC and Bernie Sanders for her November loss.
As some have noted, the airtime dedicated to the former secretary of state's emails was absolutely warranted.
Excessive coverage of a Presidential candidate who is under FBI investigation? https://t.co/IwKX3Fue3B— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) September 18, 2017