• Hillary Clinton Team Held Off-The-Record Journalist Dinner Ahead Of 2016 Announcement

    April 13, 2015

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    No doubt vying to be the most transparent administration ever someday, the Clinton campaign is off to a great start — sucking up to powerful journalists, who are happy to play along, excluding non-mainstream press, and swearing everyone to secrecy. What more likely scenario for open and objective news coverage could there be?

    Oh, in case you weren’t sure, that was sarcasm. The actual event for so-called journalists was not, and really, sadly, took place.

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team held an off-the-record dinner Thursday night in Washington, D.C., for roughly two dozen journalists and staff members at John Podesta’s house. Podesta is Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and previously served as Chief of Staff to president Bill. The Clinton team is also holding a private event in New York on Friday night for journalists.

    All off the record, of course.

    Invited “reporters,” who promised not to report anything that was said included people from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Bloomberg, McClatchy, Reuters, HuffPo and several major TV networks.

    Clinton herself did not attend. But several key Clinton staffers, including Campaign Manager Robby Mook, Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, Strategic Communications Adviser Karen Finney, Senior Adviser Mandy Grunwald and pollster Joel Benenson, were there.

    A Clinton spokesman declined to comment on the gathering. Naturally.

    So if you don’t get it, get it now. Like with the emails, you, lousy slugs of citizens consumers voters, will only be told what the Clinton campaign wants you to be told. The media, in return for a free dinner and the occasional exclusive leak, are happy to assist the Clinton’s in keeping quiet what they wish to keep quiet.

    For those with a little free time, look up “investigative journalism” in your history books for a laff.




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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

      1

      “I am all about new beginnings,” Clinton said.

      You don’t think she could win if she ran on her record, do you?

      04/13/15 6:59 AM | Comment Link

    • Stephen said...

      2

      The real problem today is the wretched quality of our sociopaths. It’s like watching a poorly drawn cartoon or clowns on parade. And the electorate, the half that votes, will actually cheer for one or the other. “I’m voting for the Butcher of Libya, Yay” or “I want the next episode of Duck Dynasty for President, so there”. And the band (the media) plays on. Sheesh!
      I’m still writing in Jose Mujica for President just to maintain some personal dignity.

      04/13/15 7:06 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      04/13/15 7:16 AM | Comment Link

    • Friend of Peter said...

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      The real problem, highlighted in this article, is the press. There was a time when you can count on the press to publish the truth. But, they have all become publicity whores! They are not printing the truth…they are printing the news heavily tainted with their personal opinions and views. If this is what we expect from a Clinton administration, we are already in trouble!

      04/13/15 7:58 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...

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      Are you “Ready for Killary”?!!! We came, we saw, we dined!

      04/13/15 8:27 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      6

      The Scooby Van pulls up to the Inaugural platform and one little little truth telling child who had not been carefully vetted exclaims- “But she’s wearing a mask”.. at which time Shaggy pulls off the mask to reveal…….to the horror of the crowd a _________ (fill in the blank.

      04/13/15 8:51 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Barack to the future

      04/13/15 9:17 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      On the bright side, the voters won’t be disappointed. They know she can’t tell the truth to save her soul– which she sold to get this far.

      04/13/15 9:18 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      9

      “I want this President, or any future President, to be in the strongest possible position to lead our country in the United Nations or in war.

      And finally, on another personal note, I come to this decision from the perspective of a Senator from New York who has seen all too closely the consequences of last year’s terrible attacks on our nation. In balancing the risks of action versus inaction, I think New Yorkers who have gone through the fires of hell may be more attuned to the risk of not acting. I know that I am.” — HRC

      Fires of hell. That’s Hillarious.

      04/13/15 9:26 AM | Comment Link

    • starknakedtruth said...

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      …Fires of hell.

      This from the woman holding a box of matches.

      04/13/15 9:32 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Seriously, Amerika, is this the best you clowns can do?

      04/13/15 9:45 AM | Comment Link

    • starknakedtruth said...

      12

      Karmic revenge?

      King George III probably would have thought so.

      04/13/15 11:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Stephen said...

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      I don’t usually comment here too often but I sure wish someone in the M$M could kick off Clinton’s campaign by asking her what she thinks of the U.S. leaving behind several thousand American citizens in Yemen when the Chinese and Russians evacuated their own. I know I’m dreaming. However, if that is not a sign of Imperial decline then…

      04/13/15 12:34 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      0’BusHitlery! With a Social Medisease proclamation followed by a sophomoric road trip; is there at long last No DEEP THROAT for the NEW Clinton?
      http://3m12dd41gw8bqlgg62dfsvyl.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/New_Nixon-320×300.jpg
      Monica? Anyone?!

      04/13/15 2:20 PM | Comment Link

    • starknakedtruth said...

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      Someone from MSM asking Hillary a hard question? Yes, Stephen you’re dreaming!

      04/13/15 2:46 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      HC press conference:

      tough MSM journalist:

      Ms. Clinton..what will you wear on inauguration day.

      HC: Well, you know, that’s one of the hard choices a president must make. My new foreign policy demands Eve St Lawrence.

      MSM journalist:

      And the shoes?

      HC: I’m sorry, that’s classified. And I always follow the rule of law. Next?

      tough MSM journalist:
      Well, who will be by your side?

      HC:”110 Secret Service agents. Haha. Just kidding”

      Ok, but what about the oath. Your past says..

      (journalist is grabbed and thrown to the floor and drug out of building while Hillary continues)

      HC: I just have time for one more question.

      (silence in audience)

      HC. Good. Thank you. And good night.

      (standing applause and cheers)

      04/13/15 9:16 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      04/13/15 9:22 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      poor Hillary. Too many tough choices already..

      quote”Hillary Clinton has had to make a lot of important decisions recently. Black or pinto beans? What kind of meat would she like? Does she want salsa? Most importantly, is she willing to pay extra for guacamole?”unquote

      http://time.com/3820562/hillary-clinton-chipotle/

      And no one noticed her. That’s funny.

      04/13/15 9:38 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Most of us on this post have forgotten that Hillary must prevail in the debate battles to have a shot at POTUS. A few “senior moments” during debates may derail her efforts. If that happens what will her core supporters do? Continue to be in denial or just slump into despair?

      04/14/15 6:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

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      Peter,

      “Sucking up to” imparts such unfortunate visuals.

      Might we not try, “currying favor with” or “grooming” in the future 🙂 I suffer perhaps a too-vivid imagination.

      04/17/15 2:40 AM | Comment Link

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