New York Times lead reporter Amy Chozick, who covered the Hillary Clinton campaign for the Times in 2016 and is currently writing a book on her experience, told CNN host Brian Stelter Sunday that Clinton’s recent calls for a liberal media network to compete with Fox News and other outlets shows that it’s “almost as if she’s given up on the mainstream media.”
“I think it’s such a fascinating evolution for the woman whose career caused the rise of right-wing media. What would Fox News have been if they didn’t have Hillary Clinton through the years to beat up on? I mean, of course, she’s the one who coined “the vast right-wing conspiracy,” which at the time was very much in the shadows…I find it a really interesting evolution as almost as if she’s given up on the mainstream media. She’s now saying they have these weapons, we should have the same weapons.”
Chozick said while she agrees with Clinton that the media could do a little more soul searching on their coverage of the 2016 election, she says that Clinton’s book makes it seem that the media’s job was to help her get elected, which it did with Obama in 2008 and 2012, but that the media’s job in her opinion is to inform voters of their choices and how those choices impact their lives.
What Chozick and Stelter left out is that the liberals have had more weapons in the media for decades, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and so forth.