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Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects Journalists To Be '100 Percent In Her Corner,' Especially Women
NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In May, Politico's reporting inside Democratic circles led them to the strange conclusion that the one thing that could sink Hillary's hopes of winning the White House was the press corps. A Clinton insider announced: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.”

In July, Politico interviewed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who made some sense of this bizarre-sounding notion. The media has for many years defended and protected and glamorized the Clintons. But Abramson said Hillary expects the press to be "100 percent in her corner," especially if you're female:

Hillary Clinton, whom she met in 1978, while Bill Clinton was running for governor. At the time, Abramson found her to be friendly and very helpful as a source. But once Hillary became first lady, their relationship cooled. “Hillary is incredibly unrealistic about journalists,” Abramson told me. “She expects you to be 100 percent in her corner, especially women journalists. She got angry with me because when I became the top-ranking woman at the New York Times, she thought I should be loyal. An editor is going to be independent, always.”

While is quick to dismiss a "rapacious, shallow and sometimes downright sexist national press corps acting as enablers for her enemies on the right," we protest by recalling the avalanche of pro-Hillary pap she's received over the last 22 years. You could spend hours looking at the worst of it. See our Hillary-boosting highlights of 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000.... and so on, and so on....


TOPICS: Arkansas; New York; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; democrats; hillary; journalism; media; msm; press; presstitutes; vaginasforhillary
If that is what passes for independent, I'd hate to see slavering sycophancy.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An editor is going to be independent, always.

I always knew Jill Abramson had a sense of humor.

2 posted on 07/20/2014 9:52:57 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

I always knew Jill Abramson had a sense of humor.


She needs all the humor she can get. she was on one of the Fox news programs and that woman has the most irritating voices and manner about her that I have ever seen. Worse than scratching 10 chalk boards at once.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 10:00:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If that is what passes for independent, I'd hate to see slavering sycophancy.

Beautifully said.

4 posted on 07/20/2014 10:02:40 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any Journalists that aren’t “on her side” will see what an unemployment line looks like, of course.

The message is already being sent, loud and clear.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 10:03:38 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hillary Expects Journalists To Be ‘100 Percent In Her Corner,’ Especially Women.”

What a joke. Does she expect everyone posting on a blog as “journalists?” Oh—that sounds sexist to me. Never mind, RATS can be sexist or whatever they want to be by those “journalists.” Never mind.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 10:05:10 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s funny- Obama wants to run for President, doesn’t want to be President.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 10:07:45 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait until Obama leads the biggest anti-Hillary tirade known to man. It will make his trumping her in 2008 look like an ice cream social.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 10:08:56 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Slyfox

I don’t know how you would know that (a friend on the Hill maybe?), but I sure hope you’re right.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 10:22:19 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“…they were either politicians or reporters, which, of course, comes to the same thing.” – Ford Madox Ford, “The Good Soldier

Neo-Stalinist Media Megalopoly

If there were a devil, he would want to be unknown, in fact, his anonymity would be essential for him to further his purpose.

The news media have become an unregulated supra-governmental force, without checks and balances required for a functioning democratic republic to continue. The truth about their activities is hidden behind a tissue of illusion, like wheels within wheels, because if their great power to obfuscate and spin delusions were publicized, it would fail.

It’s essential for the news media to achieve their purpose, that they blend into the background, in fact, achieve invisibility. A succinct, accurate label for the media is needed, toward the goal of neutralizing the consciousness-limiting effects of newspeak.

Neo-Stalinist Media Megalopoly is a term very dense, if not obscure, but I need to use it to convey a lot of background.

Neo-Stalinist refers to the fact that historical dictatorships have regarded achieving absolute control of their media image as key to regulating their subjects’ thought patterns, their most important long-term goal after taking the essential, more immediate step of the liquidating the intelligentsia and the priests.

The rulers of a megalopoly are the undisputed dominant elite of an all-inclusive, inescapable geographic domain–a hegemony beyond the furthest that anyone can run or hide. Consider the adamantine resolve of the population-controllers and sexual-radicals that no nation, people or group shall escape compulsory, abortion-on-demand.

The current reign of disinformation has exceeded the wildest dreams of Hitler, Stalin or Mao.

The American media are poised to escape their slavish obedience to the current administration, and take their place as our undisputed masters. They only temporarily lack the coherence to achieve this, but they have all the instruments of control already within their grasp.

The criterion of success:

American media consumers–Joe People Magazine and Sally Entertainment Tonight–must never suspect that their opinions are carefully and completely programmed.

Subjects of the old Soviet Union knew the official press was completely regulated and filled with lies, but they still paid attention to its pronouncements because hidden between the lines in Pravda, there were messages regarding underground currents and trends in the politics of the ruling elite.

No such wrinkle is allowed to disturb the surface of the Neo-Stalinist Media Megaloply’s “news” offerings.

“…they were either politicians or reporters, which, of course, comes to the same thing.” – Ford Madox Ford, “The Good Soldier

Among the disinformational elite, the graduates of Columbia Journalism School and other top training institutions, the holy grail of journalistic achievement is to make or break governments.

This list of successful American media coups is short but significant:

Perhaps most remarkable among the true superlatives of American history—richest-ever nation, most freedom, millions still want to come here—is the fact that the American media have achieved the most successful regime of thought-control in world history, unmatched in the wildest dreams of the great dictators.

It’s all so big, they just haven’t yet figured out what to do with it.

A disgraced Catholic Priest, who prefers not to be mentioned, once remarked that in the dregs of society where there is no room for illusions—among the drug addicts and prostitutes—there is no doubt that the devil is real.

10 posted on 07/20/2014 10:24:47 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: tcrlaf
Any Journalists that aren’t “on her side” will see what an unemployment line looks like, of course.

After the audit, perhaps?

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11 posted on 07/20/2014 10:48:52 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: laplata

“She needs all the humor she can get. she was on one of the Fox news programs and that woman has the most irritating voices and manner about her that I have ever seen. Worse than scratching 10 chalk boards at once.”

She sounded and acted ignorant to me. I agree it was irritating as hell!


12 posted on 07/20/2014 11:03:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MichaelCorleone
No chrystal ball and no friend of Hill, just common sense.

Unlike every other president we have ever had, Obama will not easily leave the White House. Any person he deems a rival will be dealt with as Jarrett sees fit.

They have worked too hard to secure their utopia to let anyone force them off course. Even Hillary, and especially Hillary, will feel their wrath.

As for us, "When you see these things come to pass, look up and know that your salvation is at hand."

13 posted on 07/20/2014 11:07:54 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s so amusing when the commie-left media pretends to be independent. They are so up Mrs. Clinton’s....


14 posted on 07/20/2014 11:11:50 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Slyfox

They have filled the bureaucracy (and courts) from top to bottom with politically active sycophants


15 posted on 07/20/2014 11:14:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Hilda expects 100% because she has always had 100%


16 posted on 07/21/2014 1:06:34 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary's biggest problem is the slobbering love affair that is going on between the Liberals and Warren instead of Hillary. In spite of Zero's solemn promise to help promote Hillary in exchange for stepping aside 6 years ago. It will be interesting to see how she handles that little obstacle in the next few months.
17 posted on 07/21/2014 1:50:58 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the left really wants Hillary out of the presidential race, they need to provoke her anger while on live tv. Mrs. Clinton, why did you call Dick Morris an Effen Jew Bastard? Do you question the veracity of Dicks parentage ? Mrs. Clinton, thank you for joining us today on The View. We have a few surprise guests backstage who are quite eager to join us as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s give a round of applause to welcome Miss Monica Lewinski , with a new handbag she has designed called The Hillary, your favorite Old Bag. And here comes Kathleen Willey followed by Gennifer Flowers who has written a song. for you called Marcy Park Afterv Dark. Finally, we have been blessed with the good fortune of have T Bengazi Family recovery group on Skype. Today we willbe


18 posted on 07/21/2014 4:42:11 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Females, journalists, etc.

Right. Well, she’s preaching to the converted, there!


19 posted on 07/21/2014 5:18:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: blueplum

Right now the lamestream media is torn between loyalty to Hillary the Flying Buttress and switching to Lizzie Fauxcahontas.

Decisions, decisions.......................


20 posted on 07/21/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...”

The One is taking another vacation very soon, amid all the ongoing crises. Bill should be working behind the scenes to orchestrate a coup/arrest/whatever during his absence, and install Biden as President who would in turn appoint Hillary as his VP. Then he could either resign for Hillary to become President, or serve out his term and Hillary goes into the election as the incumbent VP.

And don’t say there are laws that would prevent this - what do ANY of these people care about laws?


21 posted on 07/21/2014 5:36:14 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And why on earth would she not think the corrupt MSM would be 100% in her corner? They are 100% in every other Democrat’s corner.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 6:12:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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