Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center has been suffering from Hillary Derangement Syndrome for a good 30 years now -- but it's been experiencing a flare-up of the condition over the past month or so. It kicked off in a Sept. 1 post by sports blogger Jay Maxson, who was upset that sports commentator Stephen A. Smith argued that Hillary would have been a good president, whining that Hillary was accused of "using a personal server for classified documents. Thanks to former FBI director/stooge James Comey, she escaped prosecution on that and a few other scandals, too."
Kevin Tober spent a Sept. 4 post huffing that Hillary -- and Chelsea! -- were allowed to appear on TV to promote a new project:
On CBS Sunday Morning, anchor Jane Pauley and Norah O’Donnell gushed over former First Lady, Secretary of State, and two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and touted her new documentary on Apple TV Plus called “Gutsy”. Clinton’s documentary was supposedly made to highlight women that Clinton believes are gutsy. Despite Hillary Clinton being one of the least gutsy people in public life, CBS still took this new publicity stunt by Clinton seriously.
Tober went on to attack Hillary for not divorcing her husband, Bill Clinton, after he notoriously had an affair with Monica Lewinsky:
A real reporter would’ve pointed out that Hillary Clinton only stayed with Bill Clinton because she knew her political career would’ve been over if she left. There would’ve been no run for the Senate in New York, a presidential run in 2008 or 2016, and certainly no nomination as Secretary of State.
That is the opposite of gutsy. Her decision was pure political calculation, which is why Norah O’Donnell ignored that fact and played along like the Democrat propagandist that she is.
Tober provided no evidence whatsoever that this was the "real" reason Hillary stayed with Bill, and it's not something he cannmotknow otherwise. Besides, we thought conservatives were against divorce and all for keeping families intact.
Alex Christy served up his own Hillary-hating complaint in a Sept. 7 post:
The late night comedy shows returned for their new season on Tuesday and for NBC The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that meant welcoming Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to promote their new Apple TV show. It also meant asking Hillary, of all people, about document security and the war in Ukraine.
In jest, Fallon asked, “How easy is it to walk out with boxes of classified documents?”
Both Clintons and the studio audience thought that was the funniest thing they’ve ever heard. As Hillary cracked herself up, Chelsea explained, “But also, wait, Jimmy, it's the--it's the-- plural that kills me, right? ...You’re like, not just one box…or one document—boxes and thousands of documents.”
Fallon, also finding the whole thing hilarious and not at all ironic given Hillary’s private server and Bill’s national security advisor stuffing documents down his pants, wondered, “Does he know what he's doing, does he-- what would you do with that? I mean, is it for -- is it for--is it for-- the presidential library?”
BleachBit’s most famous customer explained, “Well, usually when it comes to presidential libraries, everything is in the Archives. We have a National Archive and Record[s] Administration where everything goes and then it gets transferred to a presidential library. At least that's the way it used to happen.”
Christy did not offer any evidence to prove that anything Hillary had allegedly done with classified documents was exponentially worse than what Trump has done by literally stealing them from the White House.
Tim Graham devoted his Sept. 9 podcast to whining about Hillary -- and, of course, rehashing old right-wing attacks on Bill:
To publicize their new eight-part Apple TV series titled Gutsy, Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton did a tour of fawning, flattering interviews, because that's what the liberal media can be counted on to provide. The show's based on their 2019 book titled The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
In the promos for the Gutsy book, they defined gutsy women as "leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done." Hillary Clinton is one of American history’s greatest doormats. She arrived at the summit of American politics by tolerating her husband nailing any woman who would have him…and several who would not!
Ironic coming from a guy who has spent the previous five years, along with his employer, tolerating anything and everything Trump did -- including the incitement of an insurrection because he's mentally incapable of dealing with the fact that he lost an election.
Bill D'Agostino served up his own whataboutism effort in a Sept. 13 post:
Since the August 8 FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, outraged TV journalists on CNN and MSNBC have slammed former President Trump for storing once-classified documents at his private residence. Yet back in 2015, those same networks were maniacally defensive of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she was under investigation for storing highly sensitive material on a private server.
During the 2016 election cycle, the establishment media felt Clinton’s alleged mishandling of classified information was no big deal. Reporters frequently lamented that the issue was “distracting” from her presidential campaign, and wondered at length when it would all finally “go away.”
Fast-forward to 2022, and suddenly the media are deeply concerned about the proper protocols for storing classified information.
D'Agostino didn't explain why he has suddenly stopped being concerned about the handling of classified information now that his favorite president has been credibly accused of mishandling it.
Tierin-Rose Mandelburg found a decidedly different reason to engage in Hillary-bashing in another Sept. 13 post:
In all of my existence, I never thought I’d have to write a piece about a former first lady and her daughter discussing a song that talks about a “Wet Ass P***y."
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea sat down with none other than Megan Thee Stallion where the trio painted canvases and had a chit-chat for the Clinton’s new Apple TV+ series, “Gutsy.”
Naturally, mom and daughter had high praise for Megan Thee Stallion’s song, “Wet Ass P**y.”
“Chelsea follows rap music, ever since she was a little girl,” mamma Clinton told MTS. “But I kind of came to awareness of you with the Cardi B WAP.”
Chelsea added her two-sense to the WAP song as well.
“It’s great to see women be so kind of fierce,” she said.
Fierce is now defined as women shaking their butts in thongs for cameras and screaming about their leaky lower bits.
I suppose Merriam-Webster should update his dictionary.
I am unsure what the Clinton’s were thinking, first by allowing MTS on their show and second by talking about a song with such disgusting lyrics.
Her prostestations to the contrary, Mandelburg didn't "have to write" this piece -- nobody's forcing her to do so (as far as we know). If she's so offended, she can simply quit the MRC and find something more her speed. But the fact that she cranked this piece out anyway tells us that her outrage is performative and she's getting paid too good for said performative outrage for her to ever willingly quit (unless, of course, Fox News is hiring).
Christy lashed out at another Hillary-Chelsea media appearance in a Sept. 16 post:
Hillary Clinton took her Apple TV Gutsy promotional tour to the Thursday-taped edition Late Night with Seth Meyerson NBC where Meyers wondered why Republicans are such hypocrites on classified materials. The routine repeated itself on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday morning with host Willie Geist wondering the same thing.
Meyers, who isn’t the first NBC late night host to recently ask Hillary about document storage, portrayed Hillary as the victim of the worst sort of hypocrisy, “I'd be remiss if I didn't ask you about this. I don't know if you've noticed in the news, but there's been an issue about handling classified materials…we've had some fun here because we can't help but find a certain level of hypocrisy from certain people, including the fella who handled this classified material because back in the day…I don't know if you've ever heard this, he thought you should be arrested.”
For her part, Hillary naturally accused Republicans of being not only hypocritical, but also uninformed about her own scandal, “Yeah. And, you know, let me start by saying just for the history books, do you know how many classified documents I had: zero, zero and so, you know, you can't make this up. I mean, the lies they told, the -- you know, heated rhetoric, "Lock her up," all that nonsense. It was totally political, divorced from reality.”
Even PolitiFact has recently ruled that the zero classified documents talking point obscures the truth, but Meyers didn’t care.
Huh -- we thought that the MRC hated PolitiFact because they never fact-check liberals. Christy might want to have a chat with boss Tim Graham about that.
Yes, the MRC continues to be so triggered by Hillary that it will abandon its own cherished narratives just to take any kind of shot at her.