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Hardball's Softball hillary clinton 'Interview' Elevates Access Journalism to Historic New Heights
MSNBC, NBC | 11.24.02 | Mia T

Posted on 11/24/2002 4:48:37 PM PST by Mia T

Hardball's Softball hillary clinton 'Interview' Elevates Access Journalism to Historic New Heights
by Mia T

CLBANY, Page Hall Auditorium, SUNY, Wednesday, Nov. 20 -- Facing Hardball's transmuted-by-access softball host, Chris Matthews, and an audience Matthews, in an apparent pre-emptive attempt at absolution disclosed as "all Ds,"[Democrats]...You packed the house," hillary clinton made it clear she will continue to subsist on cozy clintonoid interviews of the Colmes kind. Tickets to the event were limited to University at Albany students with a photo ID and/or independent proof of illegal alien DNC or DNA sequencing.

 

 

By eschewing the politically obligatory Sunday morning circuit and formidable inquisitors like George Will, hillary clinton only encourages the incipient whispers of ineptitude, depravity, cowardice and failure that fill cloakroom and kitchen, alike.

NO MANO A MANO THIS...

The much-hyped "college tour" showdown at Albany Downtown was promoted for weeks by Matthews and MSNBC as "a one-on-one with the senator from New York." The show -- and the "senator" -- were not as advertised, however.

 

 

Unfortunately for America, the only visible adversary at the SUNY access-journalism extravaganza was a free press. MSNBC trumpeted clinton as Zogby-polled presidential timber: "Always finishes a strong second to Gore." (A patent disqualifier if ever there was one, if you ask me.)

Notwithstanding this obvious lapse in logic, one wonders where and when Zogby collected its data, According to the most recent relevant poll, which was conducted by the Marist Institute last month -- and according to the results of this month's election, nary a soul wants hillary clinton back in the West Wing.

 

 

In her new book, Political Fictions, Joan Didion indicts the fakery of access journalism practiced by vacant politicos like the clintons, whom she sees as "purveyors of fables of their own making, or worse, fables conceived by political strategists with designs on votes, not news." The smartest woman in the world would relish "the raucous give and take of American democracy," as Charles Kuralt once put it. She would not be reduced to packing audiences and.flacking reporters.

By continuing to confuse "strident" with "presidential," clinton once again demonstrated the ease with which she fails to exceed minimal performance parameters. Lawless to the core, she managed to turn nature's abhorance of a vacuum on its head, clogging the airwaves with standard-issue clinton claptrap.

REVERSIBLE TRANSMUTATIONS...

This collegiate meeting of the minds, so to speak, managed to elevate nothing but access journalism, raising it to historic new heights. Not content with this dubious achievement, Chris Matthews decided to become hillary clinton's full-fledged advocate the following day when it became clear that the softball interview did not go quite as planned; clinton's limitless vengeance and limited intellectual dexterity unwittingly, and much to her political disadvantage, reversed the Matthews transmutations: softballs were transformed to hardballs with each clumsy move and cheap shot.

OLD SCORES TO SETTLE...

No answer exposed clinton's cognitive flat-footedness or her thirst for revenge more than her comment about President Bush's motivation to oust Saddam: " I mean it is clear that a lot of people in this administration have some old scores to settle...with Saddam Hussein."

Psychologists call this projection. It is the clintons who know about settling old scores. It is the clintons who only know about settling old scores

 

 

We're not inflicting pain on these f*ckers.

When people kill us, they should be killed in greater numbers.

I believe in killing people who try to hurt you.

And I can't believe we're being pushed around by these two-bit pricks.

Bill Clinton, quoted by George Stephanopoulos,

All Too Human: A Political Education

 

 

Mrs. Clinton was still flush with her triumph in New York [i.e., Today VRWC interview] when she returned on Tuesday afternoon to join Harry Thomason's vigil in the solarium.

"I guess that will teach them to f*ck with us," the first lady said.  

A Vast Conspiracy, p. 258, Jeffrey Toobin

 

WOODWARD WALLOPS CLINTON...

Bob Woodward disagrees with hillary clinton. (Meet the Press, 11.24.02) Woodward is the author of the new bestseller, "Bush at War," which "draws on four hours of interviews with President Bush and quotes 15,000 words from National Security Council and other White House meetings in reconstructing the internal debate that led to U.S. military action in Afghanistan and the decision to aggressively confront" the Iraqi president. Woodward says that Bush's motivation to confront Iraq comes not from revenge but from lessons learned: That one must take care of threats early, that given the range of Saddam's psychological disorders, an Iraqi nuclear capacity would change the equation not only for the region but for the world.

FOURTH-ESTATE FAILURE...

Chris Matthews failed utterly. He had his shot at hillary clinton and avoided asking anything of significance. No questions on the eight years of clinton corruption, on the rapes, on the utter failure of the clintons to confront terrorism, a failure that resulted in 9/11, a failure that threatens our very survival.

 

 

Oh yes, he did ask the obligatory "Will you run for president in '04?" question no less than three (3) times as is apparently required for access to hillary clinton.

A variant of the "When did you stop beating your wife?" complex-question type of fallacy, the clinton "infrastructure" requires media myrmidons of the left to ask hillary clinton this question no less than three (3) times per "interview," operating on the theory that the implicit question ("Why in the world would the zipper-hoisted wife of an impeached utter failure ex-president be qualified to be president anyway?") will be rendered, if not moot, certainly disremembered.

A subset of the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme , the clinton "infrastructure" complex-question fallacy scheme is intended to confer legitimacy on an otherwise loony concept: Another clinton--uh--presidency.

 

 



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: accessjournalism; chrismatthews; clinton911; clintoncorruption; clintonfailure; clintonineptitude; hillaryclinton
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To: Ann Archy
Interesting....I have always (up until Mia's comment, anyway) thought Peggy had an exceptional sensitivity to nuance. Almost poetic.

Physically-I think she is beautiful, full of life and has an exceptionally feminine, but powerful, voice. But she does kind of look like female gary bauer (Is that the name I am looking for? You know, the guy who was running for president way early on?) And I can never get that out of my mind. LOL.

So, does she really play up to chris's crush?

51 posted on 11/24/2002 7:12:35 PM PST by Republic
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...RICK RESCORLA had gone out with his longtime Army Buddy and Terroism Expert DAN HILL and nailed the Blind Muslim Cleric in the Brooklyn Mosque who was the Masterming behind the WTC-1993 Bombing and turned him in to Authorities shortly after the Bombing...

Now THAT is really extraordinary. Are there any newspaper articles out there regarding this other than the web site you mentioned?

52 posted on 11/24/2002 7:17:04 PM PST by Republic
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To: Republic
A female gary Bauer???? Geesh...that's one I hadn't thought of!! LOL

I really think it's her femininity and maybe her Irishness....but he really needs to cool the crush...it's PALPABLE!!

53 posted on 11/24/2002 7:30:18 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: Republic; anniegetyourgun; Mia T
NO, I'm not "grumpy."

I'm sick of threads with deceiving titles that turn out to be nothng more than a vanity. I'm especially disappointed when a vanity turns out to be nothing more than a re-hash of some old bandwidth-wasting graphics with a new title.

The problem is, you folks don't understand the FR rules. Vanities are to be posted as such, NOT as Breaking News. FR software does not show who ORGINALLY posted the article, only who is replying to whoever. IF EVERY post to an article included the name of the original poster, FReepers could ignore these vanities based on the reputation (or lack thereof) of the ORIGINAL poster. But since it doesn't, we can't, so don't be surprised when we complain.

I'd also appreciate that if you want to make fun of me personally, you'd at least have the courtesy and guts to include me in your "To" list so I can rebutt, rather than make me search the thread for your comments about me.

54 posted on 11/24/2002 8:02:32 PM PST by Henchster
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To: Henchster
Geez, Henchster. Must have hit a raw nerve with you tonight. I apologize for any insult I leveled against you-but I agree with annie-you do seem grumpy.

And Mia's post is current...did you READ the title? Did you KNOW that hitlery was just on cris's show? Did you know it was pretty big news as this coven head rarely takes her big ankles out into the public arena where she might have to actually answer a question?

Apparently you have never been really flamed-or you would have laughed off whatever burr is sticking you with a simple agreemen - to disagree. No one is forcing you to read this thread, ya know.

I'll start...Mia T's post should actually be in BREAKING NEWS because it is actually worthy, truly commentary that deserves to be seen by most of FR, not you of course because you don't like her MO, but most.

55 posted on 11/24/2002 8:13:13 PM PST by Republic
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To: Republic
...See the Biographical Book about RICK RESCORLA and his lifetime Army buddy DAN HILL reviewd on...

.. www.Amazon.com ...

...titled: 'HEART OF A SOLDIER'

...Also Enter "RICK RESCORLA" in the Search Engine of...

.. www.Google.com ..

I had the Honor of sitting at the Table next to a newly widowed Mrs. SUSAN RESCORLA at last year's Annual Battle of IA DRANG Alumni Conference over Veterans Day Weekend.

Former CIA Director JAMES WOOLSEY has stated that what this country needs is our best and brightest minds assigned to a commission to think out how best to fight our new War on Terrorism...

...all holed up in a Washington, D.C. conference room with a big Picture of RICH RESCORLA shining down on them from that conference room's wall.

4-Sure, 4-Sure.
56 posted on 11/24/2002 8:49:49 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Republic
Your long-winded excuse neglects the fact that this thread is a VANITY, not Breaking News. There is NO reference to a NEW news item, simply someone's rant. The "Hillary on Softball" threads that WERE Breaking News were DAYS ago.

As I have to tell liberals all the time: "Face it, I'm right, you're wrong, now get over it."

Good Night.

57 posted on 11/24/2002 9:19:36 PM PST by Henchster
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To: Republic
" -- softball journalism -- " is a good observation. Why not just re-name the show "Softball?" There is nothing hardball about democrat Chris' show, except resisting the urge to hurl.
58 posted on 11/24/2002 9:51:14 PM PST by Graewoulf
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To: Mia T
Good morning & bump!
59 posted on 11/25/2002 3:23:29 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Henchster; Republic; anniegetyourgun
dear h-

1- Since I don't browse FR the way you seem to (I select posts by title, author and category, e.g., 'breaking news," your original complaint initally sounded plausible to me, and your annoyance, therefore justifiable.

2- On closer inspection, however, your original complaint doesn't hold up that well. You are correct that selecting articles by browsing "latest posts" doesn't identify the author. But it doesn't identify the category, e.g., "breaking news" or "vanity," either!

3- My post is NEW...and it was conceived as NEWS, REPORTAGE. You seem to be confusing style with substance. It is so new, in fact, that I failed to proofread it and there are some corrections of structure and style that I will be making.

4- A distinction without a difference, perhaps, but I did NOT post the article in "breaking news" as you allege endlessly. I posted in in "front page news."

5- I do not create my graphics for 1-time-only use. I use them in new, relevant pieces.

6- Finally, whatever inconvenience and discomfort you experienced opening this thread was, I assure you, certainly reciprocated by your third or fourth retort. I, therefore, propose that we call it a draw...and get back to the real business of FR.

Have a good day,
Mia
60 posted on 11/25/2002 4:18:08 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
That picture of Bill Clinton 'fiddling' should be made into a poster. A truer portrait never existed!
61 posted on 11/25/2002 5:37:48 AM PST by yoe
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To: All
CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS:

Hardball's Softball hillary clinton 'Interview' Elevates Access Journalism to Historic New Heights
by Mia T

CLBANY, Page Hall Auditorium, SUNY, Wednesday, Nov. 20 -- Facing Hardball's transmuted-by-access softball host, Chris Matthews, and an audience Matthews, in an apparent pre-emptive attempt at absolution disclosed as "all Ds,"[Democrats]...You packed the house," hillary clinton made it clear she will continue to subsist on cozy clintonoid interviews of the Colmes kind. Tickets to the event were limited to University at Albany students with a photo ID and/or independent proof of illegal alien DNC <--> DNA sequencing.

 

 

By eschewing the politically obligatory Sunday morning circuit and formidable inquisitors like George Will, hillary clinton only encourages the incipient whispers of ineptitude, depravity, cowardice and failure that fill cloakroom and kitchen, alike.

NO MANO A MANO THIS...

The much-hyped "college tour" showdown at Albany Downtown was promoted for weeks by Matthews and MSNBC as "a one-on-one with the senator from New York." The show -- and the "senator" -- were not as advertised, however.

 

 

Unfortunately for America, the only visible adversary at the SUNY access-journalism extravaganza was a free press. MSNBC trumpeted clinton as Zogby-polled presidential timber: "Always finishes a strong second to Gore," they puffed. (A patent presidential disqualifier if ever there was one, if you ask me.)

Notwithstanding this obvious lapse in logic, one wonders where and when Zogby collected his data, According to the most recent relevant poll, which was conducted by the Marist Institute last month -- and according to the results of this month's election, nary a soul wants hillary clinton back in the West Wing.

 

 

In her new book, Political Fictions, Joan Didion indicts the fakery of access journalism practiced by vacant politicos like the clintons, whom she sees as "purveyors of fables of their own making, or worse, fables conceived by political strategists with designs on votes, not news." The smartest woman in the world would relish "the raucous give and take of American democracy," as Charles Kuralt once put it. She would not be reduced to packing audiences and.flacking reporters.

By continuing to confuse "strident" with "presidential," clinton once again demonstrated the ease with which she fails to exceed minimal performance parameters. Lawless to the core, she managed to turn nature's abhorance of a vacuum on its head, clogging the airwaves with standard-issue clinton claptrap.

REVERSIBLE TRANSMUTATIONS...

This collegiate meeting of the minds, so to speak, managed to elevate nothing but access journalism, raising it to historic new heights. Not content with this dubious achievement, Chris Matthews decided to become hillary clinton's full-fledged advocate the following day when it became clear that the softball interview did not go quite as planned; clinton's limitless vengeance and limited intellectual dexterity unwittingly, and much to her political disadvantage, reversed the Matthews transmutations: softballs were transformed to hardballs with each clumsy move and cheap shot.

OLD SCORES TO SETTLE...

No answer exposed clinton's cognitive flat-footedness or her thirst for revenge more than her comment about President Bush's motivation to oust Saddam: " I mean it is clear that a lot of people in this administration have some old scores to settle...with Saddam Hussein."

Psychologists call this projection. It is the clintons who know about settling old scores. It is the clintons who only know about settling old scores

 

 

We're not inflicting pain on these f*ckers.
When people kill us, they should be killed in greater numbers.
I believe in killing people who try to hurt you.
And I can't believe we're being pushed around by these two-bit pricks.

Bill Clinton, quoted by George Stephanopoulos,

"All Too Human: A Political Education"

 

 
 
Mrs. Clinton was still flush with her triumph in New York [i.e., Today VRWC interview] when she returned on Tuesday afternoon to join Harry Thomason's vigil in the solarium.
"I guess that will teach them to f*ck with us," the first lady said.  

"A Vast Conspiracy," p. 258, Jeffrey Toobin

 

WOODWARD WALLOPS CLINTON...

Bob Woodward says hillary clinton is wrong. (Meet the Press, 11.24.02)

Woodward should know. He is the author of the new bestseller, "Bush at War," which "draws on four hours of interviews with President Bush and quotes 15,000 words from National Security Council and other White House meetings in reconstructing the internal debate that led to U.S. military action in Afghanistan and the decision to aggressively confront" the Iraqi president.

Woodward says that Bush's motivation to confront Iraq comes not from revenge but, rather, from lessons learned [lessons learned from CLINTON FAILURES, i.e.,"I will not wait on events, while dangers gather."]

[Unlike the clintons,] Bush understands that one must take care of threats early [and has the courage and competence to do so]; Bush understands that given the range of Saddam's psychological disorders, an Iraqi nuclear capacity would change the equation not only for the region but for the world.

FOURTH-ESTATE FAILURE...

Chris Matthews failed utterly. He had his shot at hillary clinton and avoided asking anything of significance. No questions on the eight years of clinton corruption, on the rapes, on her legitimacy, on HIS legitimacy, on the utter failure of the clintons to confront terrorism, a failure that resulted in 9/11, a failure that threatens our very survival.

 

 

Oh yes, he did ask the obligatory "Will you run for president in '04?" question no less than three (3) times as is apparently required for access to hillary clinton. He even threw in serveral instances of the "'08" version for good measure.

The question is a variant of the "When did you stop beating your wife?" complex-question type of fallacy.

The clinton "infrastructure" requires media myrmidons of the left to ask hillary clinton this question no less than three (3) times per "interview," operating on the theory that the implicit question ("Why in the world would the zipper-hoisted twofer wife of an impeached utter failure ex-president, be qualified to be president anyway?") will be rendered, if not moot, certainly disremembered.

A subset of the CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme , the clinton "infrastructure" complex-question fallacy scheme is intended to confer legitimacy on an otherwise loony concept: Another clinton--uh--presidency.

 

 


62 posted on 11/25/2002 5:55:50 AM PST by Mia T
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To: yoe
thx.
63 posted on 11/25/2002 7:12:54 AM PST by Mia T
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To: BeforeISleep; Republic; All
Q ERTY9

"I will not wait on events, while dangers gather."

 

Q ERTY6

utter failure

Q ERTY8

 rodham-clinton reality-check

BUMP!


64 posted on 11/25/2002 7:45:16 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T; Mudboy Slim; RonDog; Budge; sweetliberty; Fred Mertz; Jeff Head; Diogenesis; JohnHuang2; ...
folks-please take a good look at Mia's graphic of bill and the twin towers above. The pic of the sax playing while rome burned is impressive, intense, remarkable and truthful.

I want this on a T-shirt so that I may wear it out and about.

I expect others may feel the same. And altho it is probably too harsh (even if true) for the RNC to promote, it is NOT too harsh for folks like me who believe that clinton's fiddling is directly responsible for 3000 people dying at the hands of osama bin pig pen's brigade.

I know seeking the truth makes T-shirts. I own one. As well as a mug. He has made a business of providing quality work to FR'ers and others who seek out his stuff. (You remember Gene-he was the original Florida Free Republic Air Force captain! Back when we flew our banners off small planes!)

And Jim Rob and group also sold Free Republic gear-with the name Free Republic labeled on the merchandise-to help defray costs. I have a free republic hat-which my dog as a puppy enjoyed ruining, but which I still wear when feeling patriotic.

I wonder-would you be adverse to this graphic being used in either manner-with the addition of President Bush's name attributed to his quote (so no one would think the ridiculous-that billy klinton might have said it)?

I would like to own this. A poster would be good, a T-shirt to wear around would be even better. Especially if and when her heinous attempts her assault on our highest office.

Dead serious here, girl. What do you think?I actually wish Jim Rob would put this pic somewhere on our main page---it is THAT GOOD. And it says so very much about our current state of affairs.

Maybe we could use it for a fund raiser for FR? I think it would sell as a poster, T-shirt, Sweatshirt, Daily planner cover, coffee mug and ESPECIALLY a dart board.

Let me know....

65 posted on 11/25/2002 10:22:09 AM PST by Republic
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To: Graewoulf; BeforeISleep; anniegetyourgun
Yeah---whoever coined softball got it right!

Whatdayathink about Mia's graphic of bill and the twin towers?

66 posted on 11/25/2002 10:23:54 AM PST by Republic
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To: Republic; Mia T
Whatdayathink about Mia's graphic of bill and the twin towers?

I love it (you're very talented Mia) And I would buy a mug, shirt or etc. Yes, I think it's that good.
67 posted on 11/25/2002 10:28:36 AM PST by firewalk
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To: BeforeISleep
Gonna ask Jim Rob-but wanna know what Mia says, first.
68 posted on 11/25/2002 10:44:46 AM PST by Republic
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To: Mia T; Cyber-Band
WOW!!! That is impressive, Mia T...breath-taking!!! How do I link that to send to folks as a Thanksgiving email card?! We oughtta be quite thankful that Algore--Slick'sButtBoy--ain't POTUS today, and I've apparently got some Lib'ralKIN that don't know that yet!!!

Utmost FReegards...MUD

69 posted on 11/25/2002 11:32:15 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Henchster; Mia T
Your VANITIES are NOT BREAKING NEWS.

Ah, but Mia's artwork IS breaking news, and lots of us like to be notified when she creates a new zinger!

70 posted on 11/25/2002 1:00:14 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Mia T; Republic
Republic, if you EVER get a hold of a t-shirt with that 'fiddling' graphic, please let me know where to purchase one. I'd be forever in your debt.

Wonderful posts as usual Mia! Earlier today, a thread discussed a self-portrait hanging in the Gore home that Tipper painted. She's buck-nekked and eight months pregnant. It took a bit of searching, but after finding it, I felt obligated to include here for your entertainment and possible incorporation into a future post.

It's a wonder her children don't have nightmares.

71 posted on 11/25/2002 1:01:10 PM PST by Quilla
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To: Republic; Mia T
I think it would make a great shirt, poster, or screen saver.
72 posted on 11/25/2002 1:01:18 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Yeah.....I'm thinking it would be about perfect for Christmas time-well-not on Christmas day-but I have a few brothers who would enjoy mugs with that logo on um.
73 posted on 11/25/2002 6:10:07 PM PST by Republic
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To: Republic
I'm all for it. Especially if the profits go to FR.

The Bush quote serves as the perfect counterpoint...and I agree that it should be identified as Bush's words.

74 posted on 11/25/2002 6:28:07 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Republic; anniegetyourgun; All

...according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll... Al Gore, who is the best-known Democrat who might run for president in 2004, is viewed unfavorably today by a ratio of almost two to one, despite a weeklong bath of favorable publicity that accompanied his national tour promoting two new books about the American family.

Nearly two-thirds of all respondents, including just over 50 percent of Democrats, said that Mr. Gore should step aside and allow someone else to run against Mr. Bush....

The findings about Mr. Gore would seem unwelcome news to the former vice president and his advisers as he begins what he describes as a final round of deliberations about another run for the presidency. If he chooses to run, he faces what he described in an interview last week as a virtually start-from-scratch round of fund-raising calls, which could be complicated by a perception that he is a weakened candidate.

The poll was taken just as Mr. Gore was riding a wave of nationwide publicity as part of his book promotion tour. Even Mr. Gore's potential rivals predicted that the exposure would improve his standing among the American people.

So far, that appears not to be the case. Just 19 percent said they held a favorable view of the former vice president, compared with 43 percent who had an unfavorable view. The unfavorable rating is among his worst since The New York Times/CBS News Poll began asking the question about him in 1987. Men are more likely than woman to dislike Mr. Gore.

The unfavorable perception of Mr. Gore crossed party lines: about one-third of Democrats viewed him favorably, compared with about one-fifth who viewed him unfavorably. Of potentially more concern to Mr. Gore, just 17 percent of independent voters said they had a favorable opinion of him, compared with 36 percent who described their view as unfavorable.

"I know that Gore is going around now in all these public places and trying to establish an agenda, but I don't believe he can," said Phyllis Snyder, 68, a Democrat from Summit, Ark. "I just don't believe he can win. I think people are tired of Al Gore. I don't they want Al Gore. "

In another follow-up interview, Wayne Denson, 75, a Democrat and retired optician from Kansas City, Mo., said: "I voted for him to start with but now that Bush got elected, I'd rather vote for Bush than Gore. Bush has got more intelligence."

Positive Ratings for the G.O.P., if Not Its Policy (Bush approval: 65%, Gore: 19%) The New York Times | 11/26/2002 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and JANET ELDER

The much-hyped "college tour" showdown at Albany Downtown was promoted for weeks by Matthews and MSNBC as "a one-on-one with the senator from New York." The show -- and the "senator" -- were not as advertised, however. 

Unfortunately for America, the only visible adversary at the SUNY access-journalism extravaganza was a free press. MSNBC trumpeted clinton as Zogby-polled presidential timber: "Always finishes a strong second to Gore," they puffed. (A patent presidential disqualifier if ever there was one, if you ask me.)

Notwithstanding this obvious lapse in logic, one wonders where and when Zogby collected his data, According to the most recent relevant poll, which was conducted by the Marist Institute last month -- and according to the results of this month's election, nary a soul wants hillary clinton back in the West Wing.

Hardball's Softball hillary clinton 'Interview' Elevates Access Journalism to Historic New Heights | 11/25/2002 | MIA T


75 posted on 11/26/2002 3:14:13 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Henchster
No.
76 posted on 11/26/2002 4:36:36 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: All

NewsMax.com

 

Thursday Dec. 5, 2002; 3:22 p.m. EST

Matthews: Hillary Wanted Questions in Advance

While preparing for her interview with "Hardball" host Chris Matthews last week, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton tried to pressure MSNBC producers to give her a list of his questions ahead of time.

"Right up until five minutes before the show her staff people were begging for the questions," Matthews told radio host Don Imus Thursday morning.

"I don't know whether that was her deal with (David) Letterman or what," the TV talker complained, referring to Mrs. Clinton's appearance two years ago on CBS's "Late Show," where producers actually did give her a list of questions beforehand.

For his show, Matthews insisted, "There were no deals." He sounded somewhat stunned that Sen. Clinton's would presume he would rig the interview and help her cheat.

"The idea that you can wait till the last minute and then come in and say, 'Well, what are all the questions?' - we weren't gonna do it," he told Imus.

The "Hardball" host said he didn't understand why Clinton's staffers persisted in demanding a heads-up right up until airtime, telling Imus, "I don't know what she was gonna do with five or ten minutes. Maybe (she'd) get on the phone if she didn't know something, or (she thought) I was gonna jump her or something or do an Inchon landing on her secret plans or something."

Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:

Clinton Scandals
Sen. Hillary Clinton

Editor's note:
She Will Run! Hillary Clinton Plans for the Presidency


77 posted on 12/06/2002 4:30:54 PM PST by Mia T
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