Republicans Aren’t Fighting Hillary, They’re Fighting the Hillary-Loving Media

Hillary and the Media Charlie NeibergallAP
Charlie Neibergall/AP

Hillary Clinton is a red-hot garbage dumpster fire of a candidate.

On Monday, she barked like a dog to indict Republicans as liars. That was after labeling Republicans her “enemies,” stating that she will not release transcripts of her $700,000 speeches at Goldman Sachs, pretending she doesn’t know what it means to wipe a server, standing on her vagina to push her candidacy, and trotting out her lecherous old husband to recite talking points about her genius.

Clinton’s speeches sound like a mashup of John Edwards, HAL 9000, and the Wicked Witch of The West atop her broomstick. Every move she makes is transparently ridiculous – she virtually shouts “SUPPORT ME, BLACK PEOPLE!” every time she opens her mouth in order to prevent Bernie Sanders from wrenching away the coveted Democratic nomination from her Gollum-like fingers.

Even her erstwhile allies recognize that Hillary’s awful. Saturday Night Live, a Hillary propaganda machine, now has Kate McKinnon as Hillary singing Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me to Bernie Sanders supporters. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz couldn’t help laughing when Triumph The Insult Comic Dog insulted Hillary. Hillary has nothing going for her other than her last name.

Well, that and the media.

Because even though an occasional joke about Hillary will slip through the media machine, the vast majority of the time, the media prop Hillary up. That same Saturday Night Live routine mocking Hillary had characters talk about how she was the most qualified presidential candidate in history and how much they loved her foreign policy. Triumph spent more time insulting Bernie Sanders than Hillary. The media have spilled gallons of ink over the question of whether insulting Hillary’s shrill screeching is sexist or not; they’ve played defense for Hillary on matters of race; they’ve covered for her completely on her email scandal.

Which is why this seemingly ultra-beatable candidate actually looks relatively unbeatable in a general election. Professor Tim Groseclose of UCLA wrote back in 2011, “What if media bias were suddenly to disappear? In such a world, how would America look and act politically? The answer is, approximately like Texas. More specifically, if media bias were to disappear, according to the analysis, then America would think and vote like any region that voted around 56-43 percent for Republican John McCain in the last presidential election.”

Media bias has gotten even worse since 2008. Obama’s election was a case study in media bias, with the media completely ignoring Obama’s radical associations, including his two-decade membership in a church run by overt racist Jeremiah Wright; 2012 reinforced Americans’ belief that the media desperately wanted a second Obama term.

Now, they’re turning their guns in favor of Hillary. John Dickerson, who just moderated the Republican debate on CBS News, told Hillary back in September that she had “been transparent in the release of these emails.” ABC Chief News Correspondent George Stephanopoulos literally wrote in his memoirs that he and Hillary exchanged declarations of love after Bill’s 1992 victory. PBS asked Hillary zero questions about her email scandal at last Thursday night’s debate with Sanders; Gwen Ifill did, however, ask Bernie Sanders if he would be “the instrument of thwarting history” if he prevented Hillary from becoming the first X-chromosomed president. CNN senior political analyst David Gergen – a former high-ranking Clinton staffer – said last week that there is no one “more experienced and more competent than Hillary.” After Hillary got crushed by Sanders in New Hampshire, Time magazine ran a cover with the quote, “I know what it’s like to be knocked down.”

No wonder Rasmussen found this week that 47 percent of Americans think media bias is the biggest problem in American politics, even more than the 45 percent who say money in politics is the problem. Americans should be even more skeptical of the media: they haven’t pulled out all the stops yet in favor of their girl.

That’s why analyses of particular Republican candidates’ electability usually overestimates support for well-spoken, non-offensive candidates like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Marco Rubio. Those analyses tend to ignore the fact that the media attack Republicans like rabid dogs in a general election. That means that whoever Republicans nominate had best be prepared for the tidal wave of media hatred that will wash over them.


Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, Editor-in-Chief of, and The New York Times bestselling author, most recently, of the book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.


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