New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters appeared on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner yesterday to discuss the controversy surrounding the Clintons. The issues were whether or not they provided favors in return for money that either they or their family foundation received over the years, as alleged in the new book Clinton Cash, and how they were handling the allegations.
Peters felt that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has started to take steps to address the problems by using sycophants to misdirect and obfuscate any criticism leveled against them, as David Brock from Media Matters has been trying to do for the last several weeks:
The Clinton campaign has certainly already taken some steps to try to get ahead of public relations problems, like that, for example, Hillary resigned from the board. I think they’re going to have to be more transparent about the speaking fees, because those questions are going to keep on piling up.
You know, what I wonder is if the Clinton message machine ever decides to kind of recalibrate and dial it back a little bit because right now, and this isn’t all coming from the Clinton camp itself, but it comes from that orbit around them, where you have these people whose main goal is to misdirect and obfuscate every time there is this slightest bit of criticism about the Clinton’s leadership.
They are misdirecting. Exactly. They are definitely misdirecting here, this is what Media Matters exists to do.
This “orbit” includes David Brock of Media Matters, former DNC chairman Howard Dean and former Clinton campaign manager James Carville, who have all appeared on television to try and defend the Clinton’s, only to be smacked down by their liberal hosts.
Even the liberal media don’t believe the Clintons or their acolytes this time, and that’s going to be a big problem for Hillary as the campaign progresses.