On the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump was certainly the more “high energy” candidate, campaigning aggressively in key battleground states that Hillary Clinton assumed she had in the bag.
Despite her arrogance, she truly was doing nothing more than accepting the dominant media narrative of her inevitable victory. Perhaps if you were Hillary you wouldn’t have been quite as confident to forego writing a concession speech on Election Day, but you’d be pretty confident that you’d win regardless. The poll numbers were all in her favor, and the media’s coverage was overwhelmingly pro-Hillary and anti-Trump.
The latter has only continued into Trump’s presidency, with a Harvard study finding that 93 percent of the mainstream media’s coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in office was negative (the most negative of any president ever), and a Media Research Center study finding that 91 percent of coverage overall has been negative.
There were times on the campaign trail when it seemed the media was on Hillary’s payroll, and judging by a new report over at The Daily Caller, it would appear Hillary thought so as well.
New York Times reporter Amy Chozick said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday that Hillary Clinton’s new book talked like “it was our job to get Hillary Clinton elected.”
The segment discussed Clinton attacking the media for perceived bias in reporting on her email
CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Chozick if there has been enough “soul searching about the press’s responsibility” for the 2016 election.
Chozick responded, “I agree with Hillary Clinton that for an industry that thrives on investigation we’re bad at scrutinizing ourselves, and there could be more soul searching about our role in 2016. But the way she presented in the the book is a little like it was our job to get Hillary Clinton elected.”
“Our job was to inform voters about their choices and how those choices would impact their lives, whether it was about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or any other candidate,” she said.