(CNN) - Hillary Clinton appeared to suggest Barack Obama has consistently received favorable treatment at recent Democratic debates, saying Tuesday night she is often the first one to field questions from the debate moderators.
"Can I just point out in the last several debates, I seem to get the first question all the time?" Clint said during the second question of Tuesday's debate. "And I don't mind, I'll be happy to field them. I just find it curious that I keep getting the first question on all the issues."
Referencing a recent Saturday Night Live skit that portrayed the press as overwhelmingly in favor of Obama, Clinton also joked, "Maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow.”
Clinton's comments echoed those of her communications director, Howard Wolfson, who on Tuesday sharply criticized the press coverage of the Democratic race.
“I think it is true that every time the Obama campaign in this campaign has attacked Sen. Clinton in the worst kind of personal ways, attacked her veracity, attacked her credibility, said that she would say or do anything to get elected, the press has largely applauded him," he said.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
I don't understand this comment– she doesn' t mind being asked the first question, yet she also doesn't mind complaining about it. Make up your mind.
Wow...I can't believe she said that. Can't wait to see how that comment spins
What hack is Hillary's joke writer? Bruce Vilanch?
Seriously what she did was lame. And I dont get how all of the blind Clintonistas cry about her being treated unfairly. When she was the front runner she didn't complain about how the media treated her.
Now she just seems desperate. Not good. A woman with her level of intelligence should know better. And with 35 years of experience, she should have ALREADY wiped the floor with him.
But yet we are still here. Because America wants change. Having 2 families trade control of our country for the last 20 years is enough.
if she's confident in her ability to debate and air out her differences, then being first doesn't really matter. its pettty and a useless plea for sympathy.
I did not hear that... What she said was that that Mc Cain was the presumptive Republican nominee.
Isn't snide, desperate, and condescending what we're trying to do away with in this election? Desperation is not a good look for HRC.
Obama in '08
Clinton is asked the first question all the time because her answers are to the point and straight forward. Come on you all lets cut Obama a little slack..... he needs some time to think. Not all of us were born smart, confident and did I mention smart.
Wolfson is exactly right !!! The press apologize for Obama all the time. As for Clinton, the press parse her every word, & are critical if she looks cross-eyed at him.
What is wrong with this picture folks? when did the US started kicking someone when they are down?
Hill Baby! "She who fights and run away, live again to fight another day! "(Bob Marley) before you accuse me too baby.
Why don't you try editing your stories before they hit an international audience.
Who the heck is Clint????
Hmmmm, let me take this opportunity to point out that Obama is attacking Clinton??? MoveOn.Hillary... Your past has not been vetted, your husband's has... Step aside and give Obama the respect he deserves as the clear Democratic nominee,thank you!
Nothing like showing a complete lack of poise under fire to cancel any impression that she is fit for the Most Difficult Job in the World.
And you wanted to have more debate with him .... free air time. huh.. loser !!
Senator Clinton has every right to question the media and their bias toward Senator Obama.
The media appears to push Obama forward and even if you are not a Clinton fan we should let the media know our dislike of their agenda.
Regardless of your political party the old adage applies "what goes around comes around" .
If she gets the first word, it's a problem. If she gets to go last, it's a problem. You know when it's not a problem? When you have something to say.
She's whining about being the first to be asked questions???!!! Does she remember Sen. Edwards' whiniing about NOT being first to be asked a question?
What a whining leader she'll be as a president if she doesn't get her way! Can you imagine this kind of person with their finger on the nuclear "GO" button?
But of course, many of us voters already knew that and definitely will continue in our decision not to vote for her.
Who goes to a debate, and gets mad at the moderator!?! If the race wasn't over before tonight, it is now.
How is it decided who answers first?
OKAy first of all last time they did a draw OBAMA WON>>> STOPP COMPLAING HILLARY> YOUR WHINING IS GETTING REDUNDANT>
Toastmasters will not work in leading our country with no substance behind those speaking skills. Easier to speak about Judgement when you haven't had the experience yourself. Still don't see it you have no history dealing with the difficult decision you will need to deal with in washington, how are you going going to get things done.
These are just speeches fooling our country. I see Obama as a very week leader in the world. Don't get fooled.
If not Hillary, McCain.
Ladies first......its polite....get over it
GO YOUNG PEOPLE WE ARE THE FUTURE
Maybe she is asked the first question all the time because she is the one that is always asking to have the debate. Instead of being quick in feeling sorry for her (like her and Bill always count on), look past it. She is the one asking for these debates!
That kind of leadership inspires me.
Here is how I judge this debate:
How will the next POTUS react when put under pressure and on the spot? Clinton is being rude, sharp and inconsiderate. Before tonight I was an undecided voter. Tonight Barack Obama gained another vote in the state of Ohio
Can she please just shut up? Geez, what a complainer...
Hurry up and lose, Hilldog. We don't want you to be our leader.