CNN Anchor BASKS IN AFTERGLOW of Hillary Clinton Flameout
While Hillary is traveling around on her book tour, reporters have gone soft on the old battle axe.
Anderson Cooper might be the softest of them all. He spent 38 minutes with Hillary Clinton’s undivided attention. Did Anderson try to get answers to any of the questions we all have? Of course not. He was way too busy discussing the latest yoga stretch.
Media malfeasance of the highest order, as Cooper turned in his press credentials and became little more than a brown-noser.
Cooper wasn’t neutral, catering to both sides of the CNN audience. He didn’t dig for the truth, or for answers to questions lingering in the minds of many people, including CNN’s core audience. After all, many former Leftists voted for Donald Trump.
What of the DNC collusion against Bernie Sanders? I suspect many CNN viewers would have loved to have heard Clinton’s answer to that. And Hillary Clinton’s thwarting of the investigation into her emails is amazing. Particularly when you consider the meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch.
Instead of dealing with questions like this, Cooper acted like a thirteen-year-old girl front row at the Justin Beiber concert.
As Fox News Reports:
Cooper kicked off the CNN interview by asking Clinton if it feels good to be “less guarded,” which set her up to explain how candid and revealing her new book is compared to how she’s typically perceived. The conversation quickly changed to Inauguration Day, giving Clinton an opportunity to call President Trump’s speech “a cry from the white nationalists’ gut”, while praising herself for attending in the first place.
“I’m afflicted with the responsibility gene. I did the right thing.” Clinton told Cooper. “I did everything that I was supposed to do.”
The CNN host and Clinton then shared a good laugh about the time she mixed up Jason Chaffetz and then-Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, invoking Les Miserables in the process.
The former presidential candidate also appeared on ABC’s “The View” and NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday and both interviews essentially went exactly how media watchdogs would expect. The mostly female crowd of “The View” chanted pro-Clinton messages and cheered the former First Lady. Meanwhile, NBC’s Matt Lauer confronted Clinton about her criticism of the “Today” host in an interview that featured at least one hard-hitting question when he asked, “Did you make enough mistakes yourself to lose the election?”
Cooper asked, “Are you a big ‘Les Mis’ fan?”
Avoiding the Tough Questions
Imagine Hillary Clinton’s book sales had she delved into some of the controversies? If she discussed what really happened at Benghazi. And what if she admitted that she torpedoed Bernie Sanders, but that it was the DNC’s right to do so.
I’d love to hear her discuss her reaction to getting the debate questions in advance. And how she strategized to manuever candidate Trump into the “kill zone”.
Even if these answers are not in her book, you can bet that Hillary isn’t going to answer the hard questions on this book tour. Sadly, her book appears to be little more than more excuse as to why she lost.
At one point Clinton even praised Cooper for asking a tough question to Trump about the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape during the presidential debate that the CNN anchor co-moderated. Cooper started the 2016 debate by asking Trump about his comment that was caught on a hot mic about grabbing women by the genitals.
“I want to thank you. I want to thank you, Anderson. I’m hard on the press, as you know from reading the book, in many ways,” Clinton said. “I thought the way you started that debate, what you said in the beginning, needed to be said and I really appreciated that.”
While Anderson Cooper asked Trump a difficult question during the debate, he didn’t repeat the act on Wednesday night with Clinton.
I’m not sure what Cooper makes at CNN, but based on this interview, he’s over paid. Not that Clinton is interesting at all, because she’s not. But if you are going to interview her, at least respect your very limited audience. Given CNN’s ratings over the past year, one would think that CNN doesn’t want to squander any opportunities.
If they keep this up, people will tune out the fake news on CNN and Anderson Cooper will be left without a platform. Trump Media waits in the wings. Because if the lamestream media doesn’t learn its lesson, the beatings will continue.