When the journalists covering Hillary Clinton want unrestricted access, they will bitch and moan when they are roped off away from the former Secretary of State. Of course, it doesn't help their case when they are behaving like a bunch of paparazzi, but that aspect of the story isn't addressed today on State Of The Union. Journalists and camera crews have been following the lead of their largely right wing owned media: always itching for affirmation that the contrived scandals regarding Benghazi and emails are true.
Jake Tapper set everyone off on a tirade by comparing the roped off section for journalists with a veal pen. S.E. Cupp quickly returned back to her old Democrat-hating self, after briefly showing a scosche of humanity with her acclaim for the SCOTUS marriage equality decision. She said that this whole thing, with the corralling of the journalists with a roped-off section, was embarrassing.
'This is humiliating for journalists who have to abide by Hillary Clinton's rules of journalism... I don't blame her, I blame reporters who put up with this.'
For some reason, Hillary doesn't want to be bombarded with questions about Monica Lewinsky or her alleged culpability in Benghazi, to name a few. S.E. also forgets the former First Lady is also surrounded by Secret Service protection, thus warranting a little bit of personal space when she is marching in a parade on the 4th of July.
Jeff Zeleny, who does acknowledge the Secret Service matter, claims that this anger should be directed at the Clinton Campaign for
'trying to wrap her in bubble wrap this whole campaign and not associate with real people.'
Apparently, paparazzi-esque journalists are your run of the mill American folks?
Carol Lee claims that reporters are being 'penned off like farm animals.' Van Jones didn't help matters either, who discussed the poor optics. Naturally to be as destructive as she could, S.E. decided to compare her treatment of the press with a visual from Michael Dukakis' failed presidential run. But is this such a big deal, honesty?
Why don't we go back to the 2004 RNC, where police eventually had to pay a substantial settlement for the wrongful arrests of journalists covering protests at the NYC event. This happened again in 2008, most notably when Amy Goodman was put in handcuffs for simply being outside of the Minneapolis RNC in addition to roughly 50 other reporters who were simply covering the convention.
Before we hop on the outrage train, let's put things into perspective? This needs to be said to all the allegedly non-partisan news carriers who are jumping on the GOP bandwagon in fear that Hillary (or any Democrat for that matter) will kick their GOP clown car nominee's ass next year.