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Hillary’s bullying the media
The Manteca Bulletin ^ | July 22, 2014 | By L. Brent Bozell III

Posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary Clinton’s $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of a publishing a future president.

Worse yet, The Washington Post reported that according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton’s book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data. By that measure, most readers barely started it. “The deepest into ‘Hard Choices’ the popular highlights get is page 33, a quote about smart power. Three of the five most-popular highlights occur within the first 10 pages.”

After “Hard Choices” came the anti-Hillary books. Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud” claims the Clintons and the Obamas loathe each other. It replaced “Hard Choices” at the top of the best-seller list. The New York Post reported that Hillary Clinton told college friends last year that President Barack Obama was “incompetent and feckless,” and charged that he had “no hand on the tiller half the time.”

That sounds quite accurate — but it’s unsubstantiated. Klein’s reliance on anonymous sources gives the pro-Hillary media a reason to ignore him. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a double standard, however. Recall NBC and others gleefully detailing the gossipy Joe McGinniss character assassination of Sarah Palin in 2011, and never mind Kitty Kelley’s uber-trashy Nancy Reagan biography.

Now Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard is “Clinton Inc.,” with a new set of scandals. Among them? Politico is reporting that a source told Halper that Bill and Hillary went straight to the board of directors of General Electric in 2008 to “get back” at MSNBC host David Shuster for saying Chelsea Clinton was being “pimped out” by Hillary’s campaign.

Halper’s source says the Clintons told GE brass they needed “to do something” to punish Shuster. “Before long, GE’s chairman Jeffrey Immelt, was on the phone with Jeff Zucker, the president and CEO of NBC Universal at the time, and (former NBC News president) Steve Capus asking, ‘What the hell is going on over there? Why are my board members talking about the reporter, and why is your reporter referring to Chelsea as a prostitute?’”

Shuster apologized repeatedly on MSNBC’s air and then was suspended for two weeks. Halper writes this episode sent a message to all media. “You may like Obama more than Hillary, but you’d better watch what you say because we have the power to destroy you.” They “bullied a relatively obscure reporter with powerless friends and spineless bosses.”

The media are continuously pressured to ignore all books that are any less adoring of Hillary than she is about herself. Politico went to Hillary spokesman Nick Merrill, who offered the usual thuggish reply: “Daniel Halper has joined the discredited and disgraced ranks of Ed Klein and Jeff Gerth. His book came and went so fast that nobody bothered to read it, and nobody will.”

A thuggish response, yes. But it might end up ultimately true in media circles. The Shuster story speaks to the power of the Clinton machine. When that machine declares an author to be politically stillborn, woe to he who veers from the directive.

On Nov. 14, 2011, NBC News picked up Chelsea Clinton for a cool $600,000 a year to play reporter. Coincidence or apology?


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Computers/Internet; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016; books; hillary; palin

1 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Diane Sawyer gave Hillary a surprisingly tough interview and ... retired a couple of weeks later.

Coincidence?


2 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Clinton Machine is powerful but it was defeated by the Chicago Machine. It may happen again. The Chicago boys don’t want Hillary in the white house. They’re laughing their butts off at the Clintons for playing along with Obama and Hillary being his SOS. Now they’re going to break it off in them. I think it’s funny myself. The Clintons have been backstabbing people for years. Now it’s time for some of their own medicine.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: TigerClaws

The most interesting thing from the book for me was that one of the Clintons is shrewd and calculating and hateful and the other is personable and gregarious.

Bill is the sharp a**hole and Hillary is the latter in personal dealings.

Both are Rat traitors, of course, in politics.

But I long for the compromising go along to get along Bill Clinton over what we have now.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 10:50:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Did you know she started out working for Dick Nixon?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 10:51:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bullying, what else would you expect from a bull.............?


6 posted on 07/23/2014 10:59:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The Clinton Machine is powerful but it was defeated by the Chicago Machine. It may happen again. The Chicago boys don’t want Hillary in the white house. They’re laughing their butts off at the Clintons for playing along with Obama and Hillary being his SOS. Now they’re going to break it off in them. I think it’s funny myself. The Clintons have been backstabbing people for years. Now it’s time for some of their own medicine.


Exactly right.

Andrew Cuomo will be their candidate, not Hitlery. IMO

Hitlery is just raising as much money as she can and will run with as much of that cash as she can get away with,


7 posted on 07/23/2014 11:03:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
This whole “inevitable Hillary phenomenon” was to sell her book.
The book still flopped.

I predict the caustic bastard Cuomo will get the dem nomination.
I just have this “premonition”.
The dems are over the cliff.

8 posted on 07/23/2014 11:17:34 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: laplata

Hey!


9 posted on 07/23/2014 11:18:30 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: laplata

I only read the top half of your post then I said the same thing as you.
I think it’s an Omen.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 11:21:19 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: right way right

Hey!


11 posted on 07/23/2014 11:21:54 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: right way right

Yep, Cuomo is one evil bastard. He’s a perfect fit for the Dems.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 11:25:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: right way right

LOL Could be.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 11:26:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Article fails to mention the part of the book they read on tv, where Hillary alone with Obama stares into his eyes and states they were like two kids at a prom or something to that effect. Soon to be its own porn movie.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 11:33:19 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: laplata

The horns on the guy’s head are kind of transparent though.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 11:34:42 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: laplata

I’m pretty sure they get to keep the campaign cash they have in the bank if they don’t win or don’t even run.

She wants the position so bad she can taste it better than she can taste Huma. But I’m not sure Obama worshippers will bite their tongues and vote for Hillary like her voters known as PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) did for Obama. A good many Obama worshippers hate Hillary as much as Chelsea hates him.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 11:55:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“I’m pretty sure they get to keep the campaign cash they have in the bank if they don’t win or don’t even run.”

The reason Anthony Weiner ran for Mayor was he had millions in his campaign war chest. They can’t spend that cash except if they run (or, they give it to another campaign.) But they can live the high life and may be able to buy things for the campaign, like a car or a building, and keep it afterwards. Something Hillary might do is discount the cash to another politician’s campaign. “I’ll give you two campaign dollars and you make a one dollar tax write-off to my “charity.””


17 posted on 07/24/2014 2:15:10 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: VerySadAmerican

I’m pretty sure they get to keep the campaign cash they have in the bank if they don’t win or don’t even run.
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Recent news says their speaking fees all go into the Clinton Foundation and are not ‘campaign funds’. .....I’m betting that foundation has some IRS status code that exempts its funds from taxation.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 3:18:32 AM PDT by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton’s book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data.

Amazon does what? What a creepy place the internet has become.

19 posted on 07/24/2014 5:13:48 AM PDT by BlueYonder
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To: VerySadAmerican

I agree.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 9:13:02 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

The horns on the guy’s head are kind of transparent though.

I don’t understand. :)


21 posted on 07/24/2014 9:14:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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