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Conservative Twitter Is Furious with
Fox News’ ‘Softball’ Hillary Interview

Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/18/2014 9:14:09 AM

When Hillary Clinton sat down for a highly-anticipated joint interview with Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren Tuesday evening, the cable news network’s viewers were likely ready for some sort of epic showdown. And while Baier and Van Susteren certainly grilled Clinton on topics like the 2012 attack in Benghazi and the release of five Taliban detainees in exchange for U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, it apparently did not live up to viewer expectations. A look at the #HillaryFoxNews hashtag, promoted by the network for reactions on the interview, reveals that most viewers think Baier and Van Susteren

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyright, 6/18/2014 9:23:10 AM     (No. 9890510)

They wimped. They let her get anyway with that nonsensical Benghazi "triangularization" some-did-some-didn´t b.s. When we´ve lost Fox it´s all over.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: F16 guy, 6/18/2014 9:23:11 AM     (No. 9890511)

From a media perspective, it´s never a good idea to insult the next president on national TV.

Even FOX has learned this....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: alpha91c, 6/18/2014 9:25:51 AM     (No. 9890516)

It is never a good idea to upset or become a threat to a Clinton. They get even. Sometimes people are found dead under mysterious circumstances

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 6/18/2014 9:26:02 AM     (No. 9890518)

she isnt the next president.....not yet and i pray never.....she did the insulting with her non answer questions

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 6/18/2014 9:26:06 AM     (No. 9890519)

Just wait, on an upcoming evening roundtable, they´ll have three panelists who will tell us how hard hitting it actually was. Us rubes just aren´t nuanced enough...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/18/2014 9:28:50 AM     (No. 9890522)

I watched the first 3 minutes with Bret Baier and won´t waste any more of my time.very Disappointed to say the least.

Where is Meghan Kelly or did Hillary refuse to be interviewed by her?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WAN2, 6/18/2014 9:30:53 AM     (No. 9890527)

Outnumbered, you begin kissing rings.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 6/18/2014 9:34:18 AM     (No. 9890532)

we watched last night just because, well - because it was Greta and Bret and we presumed we would get something a little more hard hitting. Have to admit, Hillary appeared more prepared than we´ve previously seen. But she talked around and around the questions and never really responded satisfactorily.

Greta tried - truthfully, more than Bret. Her NSA questions were danced around and she seemed to be frustrated with the bland responses. And Benghazi? It was off the charts awful.

We didn´t know. I still haven´t made up my mind. yada yada yada. The less I hear from this woman the better but I have a sneaking suspicion that her ego and vanity and lust for power won´t allow her to sit out the next presidential race...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 6/18/2014 9:34:50 AM     (No. 9890534)

I didn´t watch, but if they went soft on her, I think it was a calculation. If they pounded her, she would say "See, they just want to beat up on a woman" or "No democrat should ever go on FOX because they don´t get treated fairly", blah, blah, blah.

The woman is evil, and will say absolutely anything to save her own ample rear. The sooner the public learns this, the better.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx, 6/18/2014 9:38:49 AM     (No. 9890539)

Did either one of them ask her where she was the night of the Benghazi attack? No. Did either one ask her where Obama was the night of the attack? No. Did either one ask her why she went out two weeks later and blamed the attack on a video as did Obama? No. Did they allow her to see the questions before she agreed to their interview? Sounded like it. Would love to hear Megan Kelly ask a few pointed questions.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: controlfreak, 6/18/2014 9:47:44 AM     (No. 9890548)

I predicted yesterday that they would go easy on her. They didn´t prove me wrong. I am so disappointed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/18/2014 9:58:02 AM     (No. 9890556)

In the last month Fox News Channel has given Hillary Clinton a huge amount of free publicity, anyone else notice?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jubal, 6/18/2014 10:18:58 AM     (No. 9890585)

Some Hillary history she prefers to forget or make you forget.

Palestinian Yasser Arafat held the title of the Most Frequent Visitor of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Clintons held more tete-a-tetes with Arafat than any other world leader during his eight years in office.

In 1999 Suha Arafat (Yasser´s wife) delivered a speech claiming that Israel had deliberately poisoned Palestinians through the use of "poisonous gas". Immediately after Suha´s speech, Hillary gives her a big hug and kisses her.

In a 2000 debate between Rick Lazio and Clinton for U.S. Senate, Lazio challenged Clinton to agree to ban soft money from both campaigns. He left his podium and walked toward Hillary to hand his proposed paper agreement to her.

The state-run media blasted Lazio for invading her "personal space."


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/18/2014 10:21:09 AM     (No. 9890589)

I had no expectations.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Freeloader, 6/18/2014 10:27:30 AM     (No. 9890594)

Anyone paying attention saw this slow-pitch "softball" session coming...If Fox News Channel had been truly serious about getting a "confession" from The Duchess, they would have contracted with someone like Dr. Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Professor Mark Levin or Megyn Kelly to conduct the "cross-examination."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harleynyc, 6/18/2014 10:30:22 AM     (No. 9890602)

Would not watch. Why risk bursting a blood vessel or end up with trashing the tv.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 6/18/2014 10:30:27 AM     (No. 9890603)

They both let her control the interview from the start. One can only hope that six months from now they aren´t still trumpeting and referring back to their in-depth interview, ala O´Reilly with the Clown.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: yuban, 6/18/2014 10:32:21 AM     (No. 9890605)

It is all about MONEY........

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Reply 19 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 6/18/2014 10:39:49 AM     (No. 9890620)

I watched it, too, and was bored. I knew they´d let her off easy. She never got asked a tough question. Why does Fox do this, just for the competition? I´m very disappointed with
Greta and Bret. They can do better. Hillary gets away with everything. She thrives on power.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 6/18/2014 11:02:44 AM     (No. 9890655)

I don´t believe they asked a single question of substance. Bunch of garbage. ( How about why was the ambassador in Benghazi ? as a starter ). A high school newspaper could have asked better questions.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Malia2012, 6/18/2014 11:14:31 AM     (No. 9890673)

IMHO it is really unfair to criticize Bret Baier and Greta VanSusteren because you don´t like the "answers" hitlery gave but she WAS asked! Granted it didn´t resemble a courtroom drama, but I believe they did try to get answers from her. She LIES..what else is new?

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