It’s almost a sad commentary that Hillary Clinton holding a press conference is novel enough to warrant a headline. But she brought it on herself. After 278 days, according to the Hillary Clinton Press Conference clock, she finally took questions from the fifth column, make that fourth estate, in an “uncontrolled” environment.
Before a backdrop of a Boeing 737 with the engines running, the Democratic Party candidate for president took what amounted to pretty scripted sounding softball questions from the media while standing on the tarmac in Westchester, New York. For fifteen minutes. Beginning with a lengthy statement trashing her opponent, and touting her endorsements from the people who got us into the mess in the Middle East. And with a voice that sounds like her vocal chords are swollen or injured. (At least the hospital gown is gone.)
When a reporter from the UK Daily Mail asked if she could clarify what she told the FBI about her concussion, she walked away.
‘Can you clarify what you told the FBI about your concussion?’ DailyMail.com asked as Clinton walked away from her podium on the tarmac in White Plains, N.Y. ‘Read the reports,’ she responded, offering no explanation.
As the Mail adds, the question and answer were not heard in network TV broadcasts or Internet live-feeds since they occurred away from microphones.
Given that no real hard questions were answered, there really is no reason to rehash anything else that was said. The answers will most likely pop up again the next time she has a sit down with any of the legacy media.
Clinton was also asked about Trump’s comments the night before on foreign policy.
However, while the topics of the email server or the foundation were clearly taboo, one reported tried to bring up a relevant question about her health.
Must be nice to be able to get the mainstream media to cover for non-answers. As for Donald Trump, his take was up on Twitter close on the heels of Clinton boarding her plane.
All except the New York Times, Huffington Post and other sycophantic outlets. The New York Daily News even printed this quote:
“What would Ronald Reagan say about a Republican nominee who attacks America’s generals and heaps praise on Russia’s president?” she said. “He trash talked American generals, saying they’d been ‘reduced to rubble.’ He suggested he’d fire them and replace them with his hand-picked generals.”
Well, Hillary, since Barack Obama did just that, and surrounded himself with yes men, just like almost all presidents have over the last two centuries, Reagan might actually agree with him. Check out the Q & A session for yourself:
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