May 1st, 2014
09:54 AM ET
8 months ago

Clintons' relationship with media still testy after all these years

(CNN) – During the Arab Spring, Hillary Clinton heralded Al-Jazeera's coverage of momentous events in Egypt in 2011.

"Like it or hate it, it is really effective," Clinton said of the network at a congressional hearing while she was secretary of state.

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  1. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Since the MSM is now the equivalent of the Enquirer I concur with the Clinton's.

    May 1, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  2. rs

    I do remember that during the Clinton years (and the ride of Carl "turd blossom" Rove) that the MSM started to fall for the GOP's planted stories program and one heard simply the craziest things about the Clintons that inevitably would turn out to be false, but it created the meme that the Clintons were: murderers; sellers of state secrets (mostly to China); "disrespecting" this and that; even socialists. – Sort of an eery preview of how the GOP would create the TEA Party and the Birthers to assail our current President.
    Given the MSM laxity on fact-checking the nonsense the GOP puts forward, if I were Clinton, I'd be leery too.

    May 1, 2014 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. ED1

    The Clinton's are a disgrace to the American people lie is all they do and they don't care about people just ask the Secret Service people that would risk their own lives to protect them.

    May 1, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ rs

    I well remember too. Unfortunately, many of us didn't pay enough attention to where the planted stories would take us politically and by the time Bush entered the White House, the media was ready to accept his talking points as gospel. I suspect 9/11 had much to do with the media's acceptance of Republican mantra propaganda.

    This time around we are all forewarned and better prepared for the onslaught thanks to the past six years of nonstop anti-Obama rhetoric serving no purpose whatsoever.

    May 1, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    CNN loves the Clintons........they publish Clinton propaganda daily.

    May 1, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. much thunder...little rain

    dont blame the messenger.....and tell bill dont lie

    May 1, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Sniffit

    Come on guys...don't you know? This "Clinton v. the MSM" narrative is really just a big secret coverup conspiracy diversion to hide that the MSM is really going to sell Clinton to the masses in 2016. They're trying so hard to hide it and make you think otherwise. Oh, and booga booga booga herpa derpy loopty doo also too...

    May 1, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel wrote:

    CNN loves the Clintons........they publish Clinton propaganda daily.
    -----------------------------
    Then I guess that means that they love you to, because they publish your propaganda on a daily basis, too.

    May 1, 2014 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  9. Anonymous

    CNN the best in business providing world class tabloid news

    May 1, 2014 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    –well, nothing wrong with Hillary. Just all say yes, on Hillary16. I could not hear, once more, all say yes, on Hillary16. Period. First woman president in American HISTORY. GOD BLESS US ALL....

    May 1, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  11. Thomas

    When did CNN and the BBC start working together ?

    We could save a lot of money by just giving the election to Hillary , the GOP has nobody , absolutely nobody .

    "Bobby" Jindal / Nikki Haley 2016

    Guns are the Future of Freedom and Prosperity

    May 1, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "And then once people settle on the storyline, there is a craving that borders on blindness to shoehorn every fact, every development, everything that happens into the story line, even if it's not the story."

    Followed by

    "The Clintons have been choosing to go there," concluded Stelter. "I do think one partial explanation has to do with any future campaign that we may see from Hillary Clinton."

    HAHAHAHAHA! Bubba's a prophet. It's amazing to me that you could even write this article without a giant "Irony Alert" at the top of it.

    May 1, 2014 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  13. CryBabies

    Get a clue Gurgyl.... The information coming out today at the Benghazi hearing on The Hill will sink this woman. It was all a coverup supported by stonewalling information from our transparent administration. God will bless us all by bringing her down.

    May 1, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  14. Chris-E...al

    We are going to need a leader not a buddy to get the nation out of this deep pit we are in . Its not going to be easy heads will have to roll and somebody is going to get their feelings hurt . We all know something has to change we are in a death spiral and we dont have long to turn around .

    May 1, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  15. Silence DoGood

    @Rick McDaniel
    CNN loves the Clintons........they publish Clinton propaganda daily.
    --------–
    ....like buying into the Benghazi conspiracy theory and poking little snippets out there.
    ....like parroting the Rush lie about her being sick "possibly"

    May 1, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  16. Silence DoGood

    @CryBabies
    Get a clue Gurgyl.... The information coming out today at the Benghazi hearing on The Hill will sink this woman. It was all a coverup supported by stonewalling information from our transparent administration. God will bless us all by bringing her down.
    ---------
    It is always the next Big Thing. Rush, Hannity, etc. always start with "when you hear this next news it will be Big Trouble for (insert favorite liberal)". You realize that is how the conspiracy theory updates always start.

    Benghazi – the next Birth Certificate. Hopefully with the same results.

    May 1, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. Gunderson

    Um, Well, How's that Again?,
    I understand all of it except the Greek Part. It's all Greek to me. After the Liberal News Media dances all around a subject until they finally have to print the truth or lose what little credibility they have left. Golly. What a Tangled Web We Weave, When first we Practice to Deceive. Ain't Bill Clinton a Rhodes Scholar? Wonder what he did with the money he had to buy the books??

    May 1, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  18. Lizzie

    Let's just forget about everything, no more elections (saves a lot of money and time) just appoint Mrs.Clinton and be done with it.

    May 1, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  19. smith

    We have a free press in this country. Im really starting to think that some on here want a goverment like North Korea. smh

    May 1, 2014 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  20. CryBabies

    SDG...Nice try...standard procedure deflect and deny.

    May 1, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. The Real Tom Paine

    -Um, Well, How's that Again?,
    I understand all of it except the Greek Part. It's all Greek to me. After the Liberal News Media dances all around a subject until they finally have to print the truth or lose what little credibility they have left. Golly. What a Tangled Web We Weave, When first we Practice to Deceive. Ain't Bill Clinton a Rhodes Scholar? Wonder what he did with the money he had to buy the books??
    ******************
    Yes, education, Gundy, that elitist thing all Conservatives want for themselves. If you want to look at a tangled web, take a look at your own party's history of nominees and presidents. Pretty funny how shady some of your saints are, and how you gloss over that, yet again.

    May 1, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |