Clinton Continues Embrace Of Right-Wing Media

Hillary Clinton and her campaign has displayed the most overt fondness for right-wing media of all the presidential contenders, including Republicans. She has agreed to participate in Fox News-sponsored debates when her Democratic colleagues have declined. She accepted donations from Rupert Murdoch. Just last week she sat for an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and its owner Richard Mellon Scaife, who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to smear her and her family.

This morning Scaife published an editorial that praised Clinton as having “courage and confidence” and proclaimed that his impression of her is now “a very favorable” one. Can Scaife expect this endorsement to be taken seriously when he has previously accused her of everything from financial corruption to murder? A couple of other inconsistencies to ponder: Scaife is in the midst of an ugly divorce with an ex who supports Obama. And Scaife has contributed the maximum allowed donation to John McCain.

Also this morning, Clinton surrogate and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell appeared on Fox & Friends to say that “Fox has done the fairest job, has remained most objective of all the cable networks.”

Perhaps Rendell was referring to the steady stream of Obama bashing as evidence of their fairness.


5 thoughts on “Clinton Continues Embrace Of Right-Wing Media

  1. Obama is in trouble for November. November voters will not merely swoon due to Obama’s favorable media coverage. For example, see:

    If Obama wants to win he must repudiate the teachings of his church entirely.

    • Voters won’t exactly swoon for McCain and his support from John “Catholicism is the Great Whore” Hagee, either. But thanks for your concern.

  2. If the choice is between rightwing Fox and sexist MSNBC, Fox is easily the lesser of the two evils.

    • I can’t make that judgment so easily. I think both need to be confronted vigorously.

      Also, I don’t think that MSNBC, as a network, is sexist, although they have embarrassed themselves with all too much frequency lately. They’re still the only network to give anyone like Rachel Maddow a platform. On the other hand, Fox is right-wing 24/7 as a matter of policy (and sexist too).

      But I have no problem with you taking MSNBC to task, just don’t let Fox off the hook. You don’t have to make a choice.

  3. Fox to Hillary: Step into my chamber said the spider to the fly…

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