The media, to its credit, has been getting progressively (no pun intended) louder and louder in its calls for Hillary to hold a press conference. Her lack of media access is bothering them, and they want in. The Clintons are, after all, celebrities to the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself), and they want to get a chance to talk to her and ask her questions.
I’m not convinced many of them don’t just want to bask in the warm glow of her presence.
But, it’s problematic for Clinton because time she speaks, the American people trust her less and less. She isn’t beating Donald Trump on the issues, after all. She’s beating him simply because she’s not him. Enter Peter Daou, a man whose last name I cannot accept as being real, complaining about the “real” reason the media is demanding Clinton speak to them.
Make no mistake: the media’s obsession with forcing a #Hillary press conference is ALL ABOUT HER GENDER.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 28, 2016
Bet you didn’t see that one coming!
That’s right. It’s not because the media wants the truth, nor is it because they adore her. Nope. Nuh uh. It’s because she’s a woman. That’s why they are seeking her out and asking for access to her. Because they have to play this whole woman thing in order to get some sort of sympathy for her. She isn’t someone who naturally draws a lot of sympathy, so her surrogates and allies have to manufacture as much of it as possible.