Accuracy in Media

HiIlary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s book tour hasn’t been the love-fest with the media that she was counting on. As a matter of fact, it has been something of a disaster. During an interview with Steve Scully of C-SPAN, set to air this weekend on BookTV, according to Politico, he asked Hillary if she follows everything that’s written about her.

Clinton: I can’t, Steve. I can’t. It’s just overwhelming. I can’t do it. So I skim it. If it’s important it will come to me, I assume. A lot of it is inaccurate or unimportant to me. I try to keep up with it, but I can’t possibly read it all. I would be doing nothing else.

As the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in 2016, Clinton thought the media would fawn over her book tour, and that it would serve as a test launch for her presumed presidential run in 2016.

Instead, her repeated blunders about her wealth have caused her usually-reliable allies in the liberal media to admit that she is “out of touch” with the middle class.

I’m sure that had the coverage been favorable, Clinton wouldn’t have been so dismissive towards the media—an ally she will need if she runs in 2016—but it’s not their fault that her book and book tour have been a flop.

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