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KMOD

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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 12:25 PM Sep 2016

Is It Time For The Press To STFU About Hillary Clinton’s Press Conferences?

There is a very stupid controversy happening right now, about whether Hillary gave a press conference on her aero-plane, or whether it was a press gaggle, and did Asshole Hillary even give the traveling press the correct flavor of ice cream sandwiches afterward? She did not. Has it been 275 days since Hillary gave a press conference, or has it just been a day and a half? This is an IMPORTANT QUESTION.


http://wonkette.com/606320/is-it-time-for-the-press-to-stfu-about-hillary-clintons-press-conferences

must read.



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Is It Time For The Press To STFU About Hillary Clinton’s Press Conferences? (Original Post) KMOD Sep 2016 OP
love wonkette!!!! niyad Sep 2016 #1
Yes Duckhunter935 Sep 2016 #2
A "press conference" is a show LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 2016 #3
3. A "press conference" is a show
Wed Sep 7, 2016, 12:55 PM
Sep 2016

The reporters play actors who get to be on television to deliver their well-prepared (but not necessarily informative) questions, many of which already have been answered or could be answered with a little leg work.

Even though the aircraft carries are fairly large (42) press contingent, and Clinton makes herself available to answer their questions, it won't count as a press conference in their minds because the cameras aren't pointed at the reporters.

It would be nice if they set up a better sound system on the airplane, however.

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