Skip to comments.Why Terry Gross Was a Mistake for Hillary Clinton (it was a devastating interview)
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 ...
Hillary has a very dominating and nasty disposition
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!
I'm beginning to think she won't get very far this time. Too old and too beatchy.
Terry did a segment called “Fresh Air”. Stopped listening years ago, but this sounds like a must listen.
It was Gross’s fault for being a journalist. She never met one before and was unprepared.
Terry Gross of course is as liberal as they come, but she is smart as all get-out.
Dominate. Intimidate. Control.
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.
Terry is extremely popular as an interviewer and this is going to cost Hillary big-time.
Here's the audio of that interview...Youtube
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”.
Her campaign will be so scripted I wouldn’t be surprised if the video shots of the audience were holograms in an empty auditorium..
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.
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.
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.
She is also Gay!
Hillary gives credence to the “C” word
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.’
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.
With the scarcity of ashtrays nowadays I often wonder what the Hildabeast favors throwing at her husband.
Beer bottles probably...
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...
I never, ever thought I could feel sorry for Bill Clinton.
I still don’t.
Hillary Clinton is a nasty, conniving, ham-handed power broker.
Is it Mrs. Weiner standing at Hillary’s left ?
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.
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.
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.
Terry is a raging liberal and fugly as warts on a hogs arse, but she is a good radio professional.
Hitlery regards herself almost as much as dumBO does himself.
Hillary will move from Live to Memorex ,very heavily edited Memorex
She’s probably not running. The ‘secret’ is to keep the high priced speech offers coming...
“She is also Gay!”
No, she has been married and is married to Francis Davis (a man).
She has a face made for radio.
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.
Hillary... another word for “Bitch”?
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.
That, I would have liked to have heard.
Otherwise, she grates on me.
Truer words were never spoken LOL
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!
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.
No it’s some other lesbian cohort of hers that she has around as her “assistant”. Probably Muslim as well.
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.