NBC’s Andrea Mitchell admitted Tuesday that when it came to pressing Hillary Clinton on her email scandal that she “couldn’t ask everything that I did want to ask … out of concern” Team Clinton would cut the interview short.
“We were told we had a 15-minute interview,” Mitchell told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I asked more than 12 minutes on emails before I felt — out of concern that they would cut it off, obviously — that I had to move on.
“I couldn’t ask everything that I did want to ask,” she added.
What we have here is just another example of our corrupt mainstream media selling their own journalistic soul to shield a Democrat. And then, in order to cover up their gutless questioning, fabricating an excuse that only reveals a whole lot more.
No legitimate reporter, especially in the age of 24 hour cable news and YouTube, would even conceive of avoiding a moment where a major presidential candidate is caught walking off the set or cutting an interview short because she is being asked legitimate questions about an exploding scandal.
Andrea Mitchell sells herself, and has been sold by NBC News for decades, as a tough-as-nails, no nonsense, get-to-the-truth crusading reporter.
But when given the choice between shielding Clinton from tough questions and a potentially explosive YouTube moment, she folds like a cheap suit in favor of protecting Clinton.
Democrats sure got it good.
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