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Hillary to New York Times: Back Off
Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell

Posted on 06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell

Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.

During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected to harsh scrutiny, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

Neither the Times nor the Clinton camp would discuss on the record specifics. However, sources familiar with the meeting describe it as an attempt to brush back and even intimidate the staff of the Times. The sometimes fraught relationship between Clinton and the press has been well documented.

“We are not going to comment,” said a Times spokesperson when contacted by the Free Beacon.

Reines and another spokesperson for Clinton did not respond to request for comment.

Chozick’s recent reporting includes a story last month that suggested a family feud was brewing between the Clintons and Marjorie Margolies, Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law.

Margolies lost her Democratic primary bid for U.S. Congress in late May, and the Times reported that Hillary Clinton’s conspicuous absence from the campaign had rankled some Margolies allies.

In April, the Times also reported on Clinton’s difficulty defining her accomplishments at the State Department.

Clinton’s allies have been harshly critical of media coverage of the 2016 presidential frontrunner even as the former secretary of State continues her string of high-profile and highly lucrative speaking appearances and prepares to launch a cross-country book tour next week to promote her new memoir Hard Choices.

Clinton visited Colorado this week to give public speeches and tour local factories, in what the Denver Post reported, “had all the trappings of a campaign visit.”

A group of close Clinton aides, including Reines and former Obama adviser Tommy Vietor, have joined forces to help navigate the messaging campaign for the memoir, Politico reported last week.

The former secretary of state will sit down with Diane Sawyer on June 9 for her first TV interview about Hard Choices, kicking off a nationwide excursion that will include stops in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Later this month, Clinton is scheduled to participate in a “network televised town hall” moderated by CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Politico reported.

And she is slated to return to Colorado at the end of June for a high-profile conference hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative, which will draw political heavyweights and top Democratic funders.

A group of well-funded pro-Clinton super PACs staffed by some of her closest allies has also started laying the groundwork for a potential 2016 campaign.

The Times, which tossed overboard its first female editor last month, is owned by the Sulzberger family, who some have accused of sexism, and by the Mexican oligarch Carlos Slim.


TOPICS: Candidates
KEYWORDS: hillary; hillary2016; hillarymachine; media; nyt; partisanmedia; press; propaganda; soshillary

Hillary's Ruthless Animosity to Even the Left-Leaning Press in Common With Image Obsession of the Great 20th Century Dictators

We already know that Hillary Clinton is extremely ruthless. Greater attention should be paid to her animosity even to the left-leaning press.

A common characteristic of the great 20th century dictators was the importance they placed on public image. The conventional American media image of Adolph Hitler as a buffoon was highly misleading, as typified by Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4 , or perhaps better by Spike Jones' "Der Führer's Face" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MReV9dkAVhY

The true media profile of Hitler was that he was an extremely effective propagandist, nearly to the extent of something like "The Mule" in Isaac Azimov's "The Foundation Trilogy", a nearly psychic manipulator of public opinion. A dedicated sci-fi story that explored the issue of Hitler's extreme public relations effectiveness is Murray Leinster's "The Leader" http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23612/23612-h/23612-h.htm .

Media Studies guru Marshall McLuhan used Hitler's extreme effectiveness in the use of the then-new medium of the public address/loudspeaker system to demonstrate the power of media to influence public opinion.

When Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote his apocalyptic "The Lord of the World" in 1907 http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14021 , he could conceive of the Vatican being destroyed by aircraft ("volors", flyers), but he was unable to envision public address loudspeakers when he has the Anti-Christ, Julian Felsenburgh address crowds at "Paul's House" (St. Paul's Cathedral) in London. Felsenburgh emerges as the despot's dream, a propagandistic paragon, single-handedly turning the civilized world to obey his slightest whim by force of personality, rabid mob devotion.

1 posted on 06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell
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To: CharlesOConnell
"Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick,"

Young and old lady lumps fest, the mark of a Hillary sit-down. The only thing missing was the Pellicano enforcer.

2 posted on 06/04/2014 3:28:54 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Geez Louise, is Hillary a big baby or what?????

She’s supposedly so rough and tough. Will handle 3 am phone calls and deal with a crisis. Against this backdrop, she is whining about some bad coverage in the media???? Really?????

She’s tough enough to be president, but not tough enough to handle the New York Times criticism??????


3 posted on 06/04/2014 3:29:51 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: CharlesOConnell
Did you see her People magazine cover? They have her in pink with a walker, next to Alice from the Brady Bunch and the evil photoshopped from her face. Going right for the jugular of the female vote "Oh she is just like my grandmother, she is for women and the children!".


4 posted on 06/04/2014 3:30:28 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: CharlesOConnell
"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!" - Sen. Hillary Clinton

We also have a right to opine upon and criticize any politician, Your Thighness.

5 posted on 06/04/2014 3:30:50 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Marjory Margolies Mezvinski belong in prison for the fraud, self enriching charity she runs which uses government grant money to fund her lifestyle. At least Ed was honest enough to be a bonafide criminal.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh yes, and notice to the right of her “15 AMAZING WOMEN CHANGING THE WORLD!”


7 posted on 06/04/2014 3:31:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

A secret meeting with the press. Say that out loud a few times. “A secret meeting with the press.” Since she’s out of office she shouldn’t be subject to scrutiny? But she has never been out of the public eye. Doesn’t that make her an object of scrutiny? I mean, my goodness, just this list of awards and honors says she’s not only a public figure, but a radiant light of the western world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_awards_and_honors

Certainly somebody with this much publicity can’t possibly complain when people write articles about her. Can she?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 3:32:12 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: TigersEye

I always thought they should do away with waterboarding and use that speech instead to get terrorists to talk. Imagine listening to that for 24 hours straight.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 3:33:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I think that’s a deck chair not a walker but that is the first thing that springs to mind. I don’t think she will appreciate the image that conveys. LOL


10 posted on 06/04/2014 3:33:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

One playing of it and I’d give up my mother. And make up some stuff about her.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
... arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected to harsh scrutiny, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

Between the damage she has wreaked, and the questionable motives behind the incompetent actions, there are a lot of questions I'd like answered. I'm sure there are many others with similar desires, and even more questions.

12 posted on 06/04/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: blackdog

Marshall McLuhan predicted something very much like the internet (WWW). I wonder what his take would be on our tightly controlled MSM and the anarchy of the internet. How much longer can the government allow the relative freedom of expression of the internet to persist?


13 posted on 06/04/2014 3:36:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

For heavens sake, it’s a patio chair - not a walker. I can’t stand her any more than the next person, but get it right.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: TigersEye

Yes, and if it’s a lawn chair, she appears to be holding for “dear life” onto it!


15 posted on 06/04/2014 3:42:14 PM PDT by spiderfern
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I got a kick out of the title above her head, “She needs to shed some weight”, but speaking of Kardashion.

Photo shopped on the People cover was her fit figure. No way was that a current photo without trimming her heft considerably.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: JimSEA
It's my opinion that that is exactly why the media has shifted to be so liberal and biased. They see it as their mission to be the equalizer to the internet. That of course only promotes their doom and irrelevance, but that is their duty.
17 posted on 06/04/2014 3:43:49 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Fire up the waaambulance someone’s about to call “whine one one”


18 posted on 06/04/2014 3:43:54 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: theyreallthesame
Hey Hillary, thong, bikini, or commando?

I mean that was the stuff of the Bill Clinton campaign.

19 posted on 06/04/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: spiderfern
"Walker" was exactly my first thought.

Eh, granny, ya gonna run for presydent? Better sit down and rest up a bit first.

20 posted on 06/04/2014 3:46:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Looks like she is using a walker, though. Wonder how that slipped through?

PS i know it isn’t a walker, but the visual is similar.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 3:47:12 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Translation of the meeting:

Notice to the NYSlimes from Billary: You WILL participate as one of the virtual media arms of the Billary campaign, pro bono, or if Billary becomes POTUS you’ll be persona non grata with the WH.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: blackdog

Haha! That was good.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Gen.Blather

How can she write both sides of this pice?

if she is out of the spotlight, then she would NOT be eligible for the democratic presidency nomination, and - if she were in the spotlight -how can she defend getting a secret meeting with HER press corpse ?

(Er, corps)


24 posted on 06/04/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Of course they will. Now Republicans ....???


25 posted on 06/04/2014 3:52:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: blackdog

NYTimes recently did a puff piece on Jeb - so much more “well-read” and “intellectually curious” than his brother. Huh? NYTimes ready to dump Hillary?


26 posted on 06/04/2014 4:18:09 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

No. They want Jeb vs Cuomo


27 posted on 06/04/2014 4:38:21 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: theyreallthesame
For heavens sake, it’s a patio chair - not a walker. I can’t stand her any more than the next person, but get it right.

I agree. Say what you want about Hillary, but with the recent speculation about the state of her health, she wouldn't be stupid enough to allow herself to be photographed for the cover of a major national magazine using a walker. Think about it: they've obviously airbrushed her wrinkles away for this photo - why would they have a walker in the shot?

28 posted on 06/04/2014 4:45:58 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: CharlesOConnell
Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected to harsh scrutiny

I agree. They should leave her alone to the same degree that that they left Sarah Palin alone. No more, no less. Oh, and her family too.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 4:56:25 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: GreenHornet

It lôoked to me like the ladder in a swimming pool.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 5:27:38 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“She’s tough enough to be president, but not tough enough to handle the New York Times criticism??????”


She should be home baking cookies IMHO.

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31 posted on 06/04/2014 5:38:20 PM PDT by Mears
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To: TigersEye
"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!" - Sen. Hillary Clinton

You forgot the accompanying slowly rising hysterical voice during the delivery of that paragraph, so as to be shouting at the end.
The Hitler School of Effective Rhetoric?

32 posted on 06/04/2014 6:10:36 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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