Skip to comments.Washington Post calls Hillary Clinton run 'inevitable,' creates 'Clintonia' beat (VIDEO)
Posted on 05/29/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT by PoloSec
The Washington Post has become the latest news outfit to assign a reporter to cover Hillary Clinton's seemingly inevitable run for the presidency, marking the first time the media has focused so heavily on somebody who hasn't even announced a White House bid.
The Post even gave a name to the media's -- and their -- obsession with the first family of American politics: Clintonia. Said a Post release about the assignment of well-regarded State Department reporter Anne Gearan to the Clinton beat, She'll work closely with other reporters who have steeped themselves in Clintonia.
So far at least five news organizations CNN, Bloomberg, the Post, the New York Times and Politico have Clinton reporters, and many more are expected to add their own. In past campaigns, reporters have been assigned to leading candidates after they announce their presidential bids. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter!
Clinton defender David Brock, a critic of conservative media, said the market is big for covering the former first lady and former secretary of State. Speaking recently at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, he said, Unprecedentedly, nearly every major news outlet has assigned a reporter to a Hillary Clinton beat two and a half years before Election Day.
Advocates in the media said that assigning reporters early gives them a chance to watch her potential candidacy from the first days. They also said that Clinton has a reputation for keeping reporters at bay and starting early may give the first reporters an inside edge, especially with so-called "Clintonistas."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
All that “coverage” and about as much on Benghazi
as previously on the unvetted Tyrant.
Geez, maybe it’s time to show the Planet Hillary picture again, to show how many people are in Hillary’s orbit..............................
I have an idea. If the Dems run Hillbilly the GOP should put up a half-black liar whose only real job was scooping ice cream for a few weeks one summer. He’ll beat her like a brass drum!
Well, only two real question left unreported.
1)Who is paying the salary of the “reporter” asigned to cover Hillary? Is that person being paid by the WaPo or by the Clintons?
2) Does this position come with official Hillary pom poms?
(I’ll bet the salary is coming from the Clintons, or else the WaPo will have to report the salary as an in-kind contribution. Same outcome either way.)
I dunno, I think “Camelsh*t” has a better ring.
Is Clintonia anything like chlamydia?
The Post even gave a name to the media’s — and their — obsession with the first family of American politics: Clintonia.
Shouldn’t the word “corruption” be in there somewhere?