“What is the most meaningful conversation you’ve had with an African-American friend?”
Hillary Clinton gave her first press conference since December of 2015 on Friday which was open only to journalists of color.
While she did get at least one question about her ongoing email troubles, the event devolved unsurprisingly into a campaign rally.
Reporters Raucously Applaud Hillary, Softball Questions to Her at Their Own Conference
Showing how much the liberal media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton in this election, reporters at the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon wildly applauded Clinton’s far-left answers to a slew of softball questions about immigration, the electorate, and even whether she has any black friends.
The gathered journalists had already given Clinton a friendly reception during her speech before NBC’s Kristen Welker and Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro came out to moderate the question and answer session (not to be confused with the press conferences she’s avoided for the last 245 days) and Montenegro went immediately to a series of questions from the left on amnesty and immigration…
All throughout, the journalists behaved like tried and true lapdogs providing a flew of cheers at certain points in her answers with the worst being when Clinton flaunted her supposedly high approval ratings when she left her position at the State Department.
Montenegro returned later for another question about Latinos not being taken advantage of by Democrats, but the fawning question of the day would go to Kevin Merida of ESPN’s The Undefeated site about black friends: “Madam Secretary, Kevin Merida editor and chief of The Undefeated at ESPN. What is the most meaningful conversation you’ve had with an African-American friend?”
NewsBusters put together this reel with some choice clips:
At the end of the day, no one was impressed. Even the liberal site Slate criticized the event:
Hillary Finally Gave a Press Conference. It Was a Master Class in Obfuscation.
On Friday, Hillary Clinton took questions from the press for the first time in 260 days. A number of her answers revealed why she doesn’t hold press conferences more: Her answers to both difficult and easy questions were often evasive, excessively legalistic, and frustrating to watch.
Clinton spoke at a joint convention being held by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her previous press conference was December of last year and she has faced heavy criticism from both the media and the Trump campaign for not being more accessible.
In Friday’s press questioning, the trouble began when she was asked her first question about her private email server and recent statements about that server which independent fact checkers have labeled as categorically untrue. Clinton’s responses here—and her previous responses to questions about the truthfulness of past statements—are so overly legalistic and convoluted that they are difficult to even explain.
If you want the media to hold our next president accountable, vote for Trump.
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