Excited Ronan Farrow Plays Hillary Audio Book: Will It 'Melt' the 'Coldest of GOP Hearts?'
No Hillary Clinton news is too unimportant for the liberal hosts on MSNBC. Anchor Ronan Farrow on Monday used part of his show to listen to Clinton's new audio book, enthusing over its touching nature. Stopping a discussion cold, the host instructed, "Take a listen to one bit that we all found particularly moving in the office about her mother."
The possible 2016 presidential contender could then be heard repeating her mom's advice: "Never rest on your laurels, never quit, never stop working to make the world a better place." Talking to a Republican consultant, Farrow demanded, "Robert Traynham, do you think that's enough to melt the coldest of GOP hearts on Hillary Clinton?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
On the audio itself, the 26-year-old lectured, "That resonates with my own experience with Hillary Clinton's devotion to her mother..."
Farrow has a history of heaping praise on the Clintons. In 2013, he insisted they "represent a style of honesty that the public craves right."
[Thanks to MRC intern Laura Flint for the transcript.]
A partial transcript of the May 12 segment is below:
RONAN FARROW: And another piece of Hillary news today, obviously, her book is coming out, and the first audio from her audio book of that is hitting air waves. Take a listen to one bit that we all found particularly moving in the office about her mother.
HILLARY CLINTON AUDIO: Having her so close became a source of great comfort to me, especially in the difficult period after the end of the 2008 campaign. I knew if she was still with us, she would be urging us to do the same. Never rest on your laurels, never quit, never stop working to make the world a better place. That's our unfinished business.
RONAN FARROW: You know, that resonates with my own experience with Hillary Clinton's devotion to her mother, something that was very apparent to people working around her. Robert Traynham, do you think that's enough to melt the coldest of GOP hearts on Hillary Clinton?
ROBERT TRAYNHAM: No. Not at all. I thought it was very clever, and obviously appropriate that they released that on Mother's Day. Look, I think it's an open secret that Dorothy Rodham was a powerful person in her daughter's life, Hillary Clinton. But at the end of the day it's really about policy here, it’s really about whether or not Hillary Clinton is the best person to run this country, and conservatives believe that, obviously, that is not the case.