Slobbering Love Affair: MSNBC Gushes Over Hillary Interview
Continuing their slobbering love affair with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, MSNBC fawned over the answers Clinton gave in a, wait for it, People magazine interview.
Now with Alex Wagner guest host Richard Wolffe and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart literally went over part of the interview sentence by sentence, gushing over Hillary’s ability to connect with potential voters. In their eyes, Hillary could do no wrong; every single word served a higher purpose, that being her future political aspirations. According to Wolffe, Hillary’s responses were like “poetry, I tell you.” Wolffe highlighed Hillary’s alleged ability to relate her concussion to the needs of the American people, saying [MP3 audio here; video below]:
Jonathan, this is a master at work. She has already gone from a personal injury to working with the other side and now she is talking about HillaryCare and ObamaCare.
Capehart confirmed all of Wolffe’s sentiments, claiming that this is just “what good politicians do.” And, as always, Capehart circled around to argue that this is really all about the Republicans being
deathly afraid of her getting into the presidential race and anything that they can do right now to diminish her, to belittle her, to weaken her in the eyes of the American people, they're going to try it.
There is perhaps no stronger force in American politics today than the pro-Hillary echo chamber in the liberal media, shilling for the former first lady at every waking moment. Hillary can do no wrong in the eyes of the press corps, particularly the Lean Forward crowd at MSNBC falling over themselves in worshipful adoration.
A relevant portion of the transcript is below:
Now with Alex Wagner
June 5, 2014
4:37 p.m. Eastern
RICHARD WOLFFE, host: We should break down what she said and what she means. So, tell me if I've got this interpretation wrong. Line one, the question of whether she has a concussion, whether it still affects her, she said “At the inauguration for President Obama's second term, I was standing with Paul Ryan.” So the translation here is, I'm an Obama supporter but I know real conservatives, in fact I can work with the other side of the aisle, right, Jonathan?
JONATHAN CAPEHART, Washington Post: Uh-huh, right.
WOLFFE: Second line, “I said, congressman, I read that you're a great athlete. Have you ever had a concussion? Oh, yeah, three at least.” No one's questioning–this is really the translation–no one's questioning Paul Ryan's health when he ran for VP, so why are you questioning me, right?
WOLFFE: Two sentences, two punches. Third line, “I said, were they serious? He said, one was really serious. I'm so grateful to my mother because she said you're grounded, you're going to rest until it goes away, and of course it did.” A mother story. Did I mention I'm going to be a grandmother soon? Three lines. It’s poetry, I tell you. Fourth line, we haven't taken it seriously for athletes, soldiers, accident victims.” You can check off those focus groups as she says it. “People have basically been told to shake it off.” This isn't about Hillary, it's about the American people. That’s just four lines into this response. Finally, fifth line, “I could have shaken it off, but what cost? I rested, went back to work after the first year. I'm really conscious how people don't get their care.” Jonathan, this is a master at work. She is already gone from a personal injury to working with the other side and now she is talking about HillaryCare and ObamaCare.
CAPEHART: Right, exactly. This is what good politicians do, they take something that people are trying to turn into a negative and turn it around into something positive. I mean yeah, she fell, she had a concussion, she was out, you know, convalescing at home but jumped back in went back to work. But what she is also telling you, as you analyzed expertly Richard, that she learned some things through the experience. All of the stuff, these controversies surrounding Hillary Clinton, they don't have anything to do with Hillary Clinton. They have everything to do with the fact that Republicans are deathly afraid of her getting into the presidential race and anything that they can do right now to diminish her, to belittle her, to weaken her in the eyes of the American people, they're going to try it. And one of the reasons why these controversies fall apart is because with each one, one is more ridiculous than the one that preceded it.
CAPEHART: The idea that she's holding up a walker in that picture given all of the people around Hillary Clinton, do you think they would allow that to even be photographed?