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Hillary Clinton, the Press,
and the Permanent Campaign

Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/20/2013 5:44:21 AM

The Sunday column from Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’s public editor, was an interesting and balanced consideration of a topic that will only gain in relevance to political journalism: how should reporters cover candidates who aren’t (yet) candidates? The subject was Hillary Clinton and the Times’s decision to devote the resources of a full-time reporter to cover Clinton–who has not yet announced that she is running for president–as a distinct beat, a full three years before Election Day 2016. Sullivan quotes academics and media watchers raising the three crucial questions: Will the dedicated Clinton beat serve to pre-anoint her and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/20/2013 6:01:45 AM     (No. 9482048)

If another Butcher of Benghazi scandal should touch her in the next 3 years, will she pretend another hospital visit from falling. By the way, her last fall and hospital visit was really for a face lift and I have to say that lift failed miserably.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/20/2013 6:22:10 AM     (No. 9482064)

Obama is really the center for any meaningful news but there´s been a sequester on what they´re allowed to report so they have to fill the time with something,in this case the relentless speculation on Hillary.

They´re really afraid of a republican getting elected and undoing all the damage Obama has caused.For one the economy would recover in no time with a republican.Can´t have that because it gives people independence.

There really is no solid narrative for what Hillary´s accomplished,so whatever they do is a work of fiction. The people at NBC threw a fit when Fox was bought in as co producers of a mini seriess,so that got Fox the ax.

I don´t agree with boycotting debates,in order to win we need eyeballs on what the GOP presents.It´s not just republicans that vote.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/20/2013 6:47:40 AM     (No. 9482090)

This might explain the catfight that MoDo is waging at the NYT. Maybe she is just mad that she didn´t get to ride around on the SOS party liner.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 8/20/2013 7:13:18 AM     (No. 9482124)

So, Time has assigned a full-time propaganda writer to Hillary? One can only hope that the truth of some of Hillary´s scandals emerge, and are serious enough that propaganda cannot overcome it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Arby, 8/20/2013 7:29:49 AM     (No. 9482147)

I wish someone, anyone, would explain to me why anyone would vote for this hag. She´s never accomplished anything and she´s tolerated a sexual harasser. She looks like a witch-reject and she sounds like a scratchy 78 rpm record. Her politics are extreme and she´s more corrupt than a Chicago used car dealer. So why? I would never vote for her, but Dianne Feinstein has run a city, seems to be public-spirited and can occasionally be rational. Where´s the liberal love for somebody like her instead of the PIAPS? (And she doesn´t put her hair in a blender every six hours.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/20/2013 7:48:22 AM     (No. 9482178)

Truly a pig in a pants suit.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 8/20/2013 7:57:00 AM     (No. 9482190)

The country is in really bad shape if she can even be considered for running. It does matter that she has Benghazi to answer for still.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: artman1746, 8/20/2013 8:15:14 AM     (No. 9482218)

Who will rid us of these liberal grifters?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/20/2013 8:33:39 AM     (No. 9482249)

Not only will we be forced to suffer through Hillary but in the wings is Chelsea. Will the 1990s ever end?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/20/2013 8:48:25 AM     (No. 9482279)

The Clinton´s have made deep connections with the people who matter in politics. They are the ones who donate and donate big. They are the ones with power and influence and they want to back a winner. Right now Hillary is their gal. It remains to be seen that if someone out of the blue steps up who has more potential if they would remain loyal. They certainly fled the U.S.S. Clinton the last time around when Obama made his showing. She may be the front runner now but that could change in a heartbeat. If the right people want someone else, Hillary will be toast. They will make sure of it. Just like they did last time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gaeditor, 8/20/2013 9:00:50 AM     (No. 9482301)

We can #8, if we all just had the will to stop watching anything that ignores or corrupts the truth (that would be the entire MSM, of course).

With their power base gone, they would be a whisper, but it cannot happen as long as good people continue to be patrons of their garbage and lies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/20/2013 9:21:57 AM     (No. 9482344)

#7 Correct. I´m old now and watched in the sixties when I was in the midst of the Vietnam era (btw drafted) I thought one thing, what if they were in charge of government. I mentioned this to my father and he laughed at the dancing dopers at rock concerts and having public sex. Well it´s here they do run the country now and look at the shape it´s in. We have arrived at the new lowest common denominator. We have a muslim black experiment doper as a president and the nation is pondering Hillary Clinton the Butcher of Benghazi.
They have traded in their ´flower power´ VW vans for black SUV limos and Mercedes cars.
Can we turn this around? Maybe, but time is running out. A lost of seats in 2014 will spell the nations demise.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/20/2013 9:55:48 AM     (No. 9482408)

Some new L-dotters might not know what PIAPS is. See poster 6

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/20/2013 10:05:03 AM     (No. 9482427)

Chuckle... Does anyone remember the press and their breathless conjecturing about Sarah Palin in 2010 and 2011? Will she run? Will she not run? Her 2011 bus trip across America was hilarious with reporters´ noses stuck up her exhaust pipe.

I look forward to watching the Democrats spar over their next leader. The suspense will be thick. Will they be Marxist or just Socialist? Stay tuned.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/20/2013 10:31:49 AM     (No. 9482497)

Reading Mr. Mandel´s excellent article on America´s "Royal Couple" brought to mind the words , many years ago, of a famous political philosopher from Iberville Parish, Louisiana..."Drag a $100.00 bill through a trailer park, you never know what you´ll find."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/20/2013 10:35:44 AM     (No. 9482501)

Ah, the Clinton years part deux. Something familiar this way cometh. In some ways that familiarity is comforting, getting away from Muslimism and constant race bating. It feels like the players are more American.

Interesting and hopeful take on Ms. Chozik, the NYT´s reporter asigned to follow the Clintons around. She appears to be showing her journalist comrades that she is her own woman. The Clintons won´t tolerate that. They´ll get something on her or kill her cat .

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/20/2013 10:37:34 AM     (No. 9482505)

Hillary’s record is not a disqualifier. If Democrats were willing to vote for a complete fabrication of a man in the form of Obama, and a fabricated record for Hillary will be easy.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/20/2013 10:42:50 AM     (No. 9482519)

I do a bodily function on the Press and the Clintons, from a great height

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Reply 19 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/20/2013 10:59:58 AM     (No. 9482549)

The Butcher of Benghazi, there´s a phrase for you. Thank you, #12 Bigfatslob! Hillary Clinton, the Butcher of Benghazi, has had a life filled with the associated deaths of what has been labeled as "The Friends of Bill and Hillary". Also widely known as
"The Clinton Body Count", it had already reached over 125 mysterious, premature deaths while these co-presidents were still in office. Any death attributable to Bill is equally attributable to The Benghazi Butcher, Hillary. Remember their very closest friend, Vince Foster, "suicided"? Remember the children and adult families
mass murdered at Waco? More childn murdered in Oklahoma? IT goes on and on. Over 125. Talk about monstrous mainextreme press censorship! Go ahead, on the net, find the shocking List, or Lists, for yourself.
That´s going to be the permanent campaign.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/20/2013 11:22:55 AM     (No. 9482586)

Notice how the Clintonistas are already using the Alinsky tactic of "inevitability" of her being the next president as of 2016 and she simply cannot be beat.

In response to one of her supporters saying to me, "You better spend your time getting someone qualified for 2016", I answered, "Like Obama was qualified to be president or just part of a wrecking crew? Democrats cheat at election time, aided by all the radical organizations in the US like Media Matters and Organizing for Action, Saudi Arabia donations, NSA and IRS, etc. The republicans can´t compete against this unless they cheat too-so enjoy your perpetual democrat dictatorships. Many of the taxpayers will be leaving the US, to leave the entitlement state behind so you can cannibalize each other for your handouts. Last American out-please bring the flag. Thank you"

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/20/2013 3:40:37 PM     (No. 9482953)

This is another instance in which the comments and quips by posters are worth
more than the speculative navel-gazing article itself.

Campaigns have always been "eternal"...
JFK almost got the veep spot in 1956, and was at the top of the list for 1960 just
as soon as the November ´56 votes were
counted and Stevenson-Kefauver lost to Ike.

If the writer here wanted to dig deeper for something more than just navel-lint-fluff,
he could delve into whether Hill-err-ee-ass Herself will be "outed" as a lesbian in time
for it to matter to the voters in 2016... or will Hill-err-ee-ass come out with a
big same-sex kiss on the lips at the DimWitz Kornvention, like algwhore-zero´s
podium liplock on Tipper in year 2000... ?

Popcorn time for that... stay tuned.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/20/2013 6:51:07 PM     (No. 9483225)

Dirty Hairy will never be elected President or to any other office for that matter. What nitwit would vote for her if given a Mizz Piggy phone.

As for Webb´s spawn, she´s not even a starter for anything serious.

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