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Why Terry Gross Was a Mistake for Hillary Clinton (it was a devastating interview)
nationaljournal.com ^ | 6/13/2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald

Posted on 06/14/2014 6:22:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

On Wednesday, during a tense exchange lasting more than seven minutes, Gross asked Clinton 10 different ways about the evolution of her stance on gay marriage. But, unlike some recent TV interviews Clinton has given, the takeaway was not Gross's pointed inquiries, but the fact that they seemed to get under Clinton's skin, who snapped back at her interlocutor.

"You know, I really, I have to say, I think you're being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue," Clinton said after trying to put the issue to rest several times.

Gross, attempting to smooth tension with a chuckle, replied, "I'm just trying to clarify so I can understand ... "

But Clinton fired back, "No, I don't think you are trying to clarify. I think you're trying to say that I used to be opposed, and now I'm in favor, and I did it for political reasons, and that's just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like you are implying and repudiate it."

The moment was over soon after that, and the interview moved onto friendlier territory for another 30 minutes, but America Rising, the GOP opposition research group, had already clipped the audio and blasted it out online, eclipsing anything else Clinton had to say.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


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1 posted on 06/14/2014 6:22:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Hillary has a very dominating and nasty disposition


2 posted on 06/14/2014 6:24:07 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RoosterRedux
Gross was trying to push Hillary to come out of the closet on her show.
3 posted on 06/14/2014 6:28:06 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: RoosterRedux

We’re gonna need a lot of popcorn to endure the full Hillary campaign implosion - at least there will finally be something good to watch!


4 posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:23 AM PDT by canuck_conservative (Go Spurs)
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To: yldstrk
We already know about her mean and filthy mouth!!
5 posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:25 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: yldstrk
Yep. And it was full display.

I'm beginning to think she won't get very far this time. Too old and too beatchy.

6 posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:31 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Terry did a segment called “Fresh Air”. Stopped listening years ago, but this sounds like a must listen.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: yldstrk
Hillary has a very dominating and nasty disposition

"Really?"


8 posted on 06/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: RoosterRedux; All
anyone w/that "nasty, elderly, rung-out, tired, shivered,
worn-out" SHRILLary photo available @ hand.

9 posted on 06/14/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: RoosterRedux

It was Gross’s fault for being a journalist. She never met one before and was unprepared.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Terry Gross of course is as liberal as they come, but she is smart as all get-out.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: RoosterRedux

Dominate. Intimidate. Control.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 6:36:52 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: RoosterRedux

If the Dem operative party at the Far left propaganda website says it bad.It was bad If the crazies at the Commie National Journal cant spin it then its over.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 6:40:42 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: shalom aleichem
I listen to Fresh Air all the time. Terry Gross is excellent and really does her homework.

Terry is extremely popular as an interviewer and this is going to cost Hillary big-time.

Here's the audio of that interview...Youtube

14 posted on 06/14/2014 6:42:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Soon, single-payer health care will allow her to reply to every criticism and investigation with a nasty (if she wants to look tough) or calm (if she wants to look statesmanlike) retort: “it’s politicizing”.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: canuck_conservative

Her campaign will be so scripted I wouldn’t be surprised if the video shots of the audience were holograms in an empty auditorium..


16 posted on 06/14/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: RoosterRedux

When Terri Gross is not on politics, she is actually an excellent interviewer. She asks honest questions intelligently, often the questions the listener already has in her head. She just doesn’t come with a hard list of questions, she directs the natural flow of the interview without jarring the interviewee. In this way she is the anti-Diane Rehm. (And frankly, the anti-Sean Hannity)

Normally, when she does political interviews with conservatives, her pattern changes, and she willfully “misunderstands” the conservative, and will not cross-examine the liberal, while maintaining a veneer of even-handedness.

Twice I have heard her completely undone. The first was when she interviewed the hostesses of BBC’s “What Not to Wear”, and her guests turned the tables, asking her why she doesn’t wear skirts. By the time they were through with her, they were asking her why she was afraif of her own femininity (no coherent answer).

The second time (which was a repeat, meaning that Miss Gross was in SERIOUS denial in how the show would be perceived. Gene Simmons of KISS, was grotesquely obscene with her, saying things that a real woman would have slapped him for, and any decent man would have punched him in the nose before literally kicking him out. They didn’t/wouldn’t realize that this is what the condescending valuees-clarification NPR approach inevitably devolves into.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 6:48:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: shalom aleichem

Her show is now the BEST THING on drive time NYC radio (on Sirius, it’s actually the re-run of the previous day’s show as I learned from this Hillary intereview.) And no, I didn’t listen to Hillary I have enough BS in my life. But I’m very happy at how badly she is coming off, even in these friendly venues.

And the book is cr*p, there seems to be no dispute about that from any corner.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 6:49:14 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: yldstrk

Hillary doesn’t give one whit about America, the people who populate the country(that would be Americans) or about a future that does not include her as president.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: babble-on

She is also Gay!


20 posted on 06/14/2014 6:51:09 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: yldstrk

Hillary gives credence to the “C” word


21 posted on 06/14/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: RoosterRedux

Clinton. like Obama is only eloquent when she has a prepared speech on the teleprompter. She is Obama 2.0. Make no mistake. She will continue the ‘fundamental change’ if there is anything left to ‘fundamentally change.’


22 posted on 06/14/2014 6:51:58 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RoosterRedux

The only thing that I could come up with for a logical reason for the outburst was that Hillary was trying for a Sister Solja moment like Bill did back in the day. Didn’t go so well, did it.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 6:52:53 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Beat me Daddy, eight to the bar.)
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To: UCANSEE2

With the scarcity of ashtrays nowadays I often wonder what the Hildabeast favors throwing at her husband.

Beer bottles probably...


24 posted on 06/14/2014 6:58:44 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: RoosterRedux

Gross even tried to ask some questions in a manner as to provide some cover for Hillary’s responses. The smartest woman in the world missed those cues and became combative and defensive.

Not very smart, Hil...


25 posted on 06/14/2014 6:59:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: skinkinthegrass
Here's a new one (to me, at least)...


26 posted on 06/14/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: yldstrk

I never, ever thought I could feel sorry for Bill Clinton.
I still don’t.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 7:06:13 AM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: yldstrk

Hillary Clinton is a nasty, conniving, ham-handed power broker.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: RoosterRedux

Is it Mrs. Weiner standing at Hillary’s left ?


29 posted on 06/14/2014 7:08:22 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: yldstrk

None of this matters to our Hillary voters. Held down by the patriarchy since Biblical times, American women now wield the weapons of power. Chicks are more than fifty percent of all voters, more than fifty percent of college graduates and nearing parity in salaries.

Hillary is their hero. If she actually does something, she is a strong woman. If she is attacked, she is a victim, just as women have been brutalized for so long.

It’s Hillary’s turn.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: RoosterRedux; All
thanks..
ECK! ..that'll work..a Halloween mask companies, could make millions w /that face.
primary school teachers/parents, will go in meltdown after the kiddies see that mug.

31 posted on 06/14/2014 7:16:38 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Red_Devil 232
no way... at least it's last name fits

32 posted on 06/14/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RoosterRedux

Like I said about her the first time around, a politician that has both likability and trustworthiness problems with the voters is very unlikely to get elected.

And this time around both seem to have deteriorated even more from the low levels they were at before.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 7:21:06 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: RoosterRedux
I'm beginning to think she won't get very far this time. Too old and too beatchy.

While she's not the anointed one as was expected by many, I think her chances are going to be determined more by several things out of her control.

What kind of opposition will she meet at the primary level? Right now, no one. Surprisingly, even as a "front runner", among the liberal ass kissing media she's not getting the level of worship she expected.

Will the MSM fall back into line and go back to its usual level of sycophant-thy on her behalf?

Will the GOP actually present any reasoned opposition to all the lies and Marxist crap she spews? Will they shut up and hope for the best as with McCain and Romney?

The HildaBeast is very beatable, but not by the GOP we've seen in the last two Presidential campaigns.

IMO, if the GOP wasn't so stupid, inept and corrupt, we would not have had a (D) in the WH at all since Reagan.

34 posted on 06/14/2014 7:21:39 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: shalom aleichem

Terry is a raging liberal and fugly as warts on a hogs arse, but she is a good radio professional.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by mylife
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To: RoosterRedux
...but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue,"

Hitlery regards herself almost as much as dumBO does himself.

36 posted on 06/14/2014 7:29:18 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hillary will move from Live to Memorex ,very heavily edited Memorex


37 posted on 06/14/2014 7:29:35 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: canuck_conservative

She’s probably not running. The ‘secret’ is to keep the high priced speech offers coming...


38 posted on 06/14/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“She is also Gay!”

No, she has been married and is married to Francis Davis (a man).


39 posted on 06/14/2014 7:32:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: mylife

She has a face made for radio.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: RoosterRedux

Now if somebody would just ask her why we were in Benghazi shipping Stinger missiles from the Libyan rebels to al Qaeda terrorists in Syria.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hillary... another word for “Bitch”?


42 posted on 06/14/2014 7:47:01 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: heye2monn

Well, I know mostly conservative leaning people. But just of women I know, none of them like Hillary, and none of them want to see her become president. Some are embarrassed at Hillary, and the thought that she could be the first woman president.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 7:50:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dr. Sivana
her guests turned the tables, asking her why she doesn’t wear skirts. By the time they were through with her, they were asking her why she was afraif of her own femininity

That, I would have liked to have heard.

Otherwise, she grates on me.

44 posted on 06/14/2014 7:58:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: JaguarXKE

Truer words were never spoken LOL


45 posted on 06/14/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Dr. Sivana

I had to listen to the Gene Simmons interview and it was all it was cracked up to be. Glad to see Gene turn the interview around on Gross and then ending was great!


46 posted on 06/14/2014 8:00:52 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Dr. Sivana
Gene Simmons of KISS, was grotesquely obscene with her

I won't defend vulgar behavior towards a woman, not for a second. But it's worth noting that Simmons is a known conservative, and he is a strong supporter of Israel.

A Simmons quote, from Wikipedia:

"I wasn't born here. But I have a love for this country and its people that knows no bounds. I will forever be grateful to America for going into World War II, when it had nothing to gain, in a country that was far away... and rescued my mother from the Nazi German concentration camps. She is alive and I am alive because of America. And, if you have a problem with America, you have a problem with me."

I didn't hear the interview, but perhaps Simmons was trying to shake Gross up, get her off her game.

47 posted on 06/14/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: gusopol3

No it’s some other lesbian cohort of hers that she has around as her “assistant”. Probably Muslim as well.


48 posted on 06/14/2014 8:05:58 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: RoosterRedux

Yep. Hitlery is way past prime time. I doubt she will end up even running. Look for Andrew Cuomo to be the 2016 Dem candidate.


49 posted on 06/14/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Chode
Whoa, that's a beauty there. Is she trying to look like Andy Dick on purpose? They could be twins.


50 posted on 06/14/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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