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Queen Hillary’s Media Silence

As a chronic channel-flipper, I was stunned at the beginning of Hillary’s speech. I was stunned at the absolute stone silence — on PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox — as the crowds wailed away for Hillary for minutes. No anchorman dared to speak up or talk over the moment, as if everyone were threatened with a Taser if they talked.

I was less stunned at the very spare inclusion of Bill Clinton in the Hillary-promoting film before she spoke. (In one Bill clip of praise, he had a full head of brown hair. How old is that clip?) The whole thing looked like an ad for a presidential campaign that kicks off in January.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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