Skip to comments.Hillary’s bullying the media
Posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary Clintons $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, Clintons 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 Kleins 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 its unsubstantiated. Kleins reliance on anonymous sources gives the pro-Hillary media a reason to ignore him. That doesnt mean they dont 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 Kelleys 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 Hillarys campaign.
Halpers source says the Clintons told GE brass they needed to do something to punish Shuster. Before long, GEs 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 MSNBCs 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 youd 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?
Diane Sawyer gave Hillary a surprisingly tough interview and ... retired a couple of weeks later.
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.
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.
Did you know she started out working for Dick Nixon?
Bullying, what else would you expect from a bull.............?
The Clinton Machine is powerful but it was defeated by the Chicago Machine. It may happen again. The Chicago boys dont want Hillary in the white house. Theyre laughing their butts off at the Clintons for playing along with Obama and Hillary being his SOS. Now theyre going to break it off in them. I think its funny myself. The Clintons have been backstabbing people for years. Now its time for some of their own medicine.
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,
I predict the caustic bastard Cuomo will get the dem nomination.
I just have this “premonition”.
The dems are over the cliff.
I only read the top half of your post then I said the same thing as you.
I think it’s an Omen.
Yep, Cuomo is one evil bastard. He’s a perfect fit for the Dems.
LOL Could be.
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.
The horns on the guy’s head are kind of transparent though.
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.
“Im pretty sure they get to keep the campaign cash they have in the bank if they dont win or dont 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.””
Im pretty sure they get to keep the campaign cash they have in the bank if they dont win or dont even run.
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.
Amazon does what? What a creepy place the internet has become.
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