Even CNN agrees with me about Chelsea Clinton

In an article on CNN’s website, “Campaign Role Ups Pressure On Chelsea Clinton to Talk to Media”, written mostly by the female reporters on the political beat, CNN declares that Chelsea’s arm’s length avoidance of the media can’t go on much longer.

The article points out Chelsea’s refusal to respond to anyone in the media, including a fourth-grade reporter from Scholastic News.  This distrust of the media has been ingrained in Chelsea since she was born, as evidenced by her parents’ treatment of the media.  Hillary hates answering questions that aren’t part of a scripted interview, and avoids media on the campaign trail in terms of interpersonal interactions.  The closest she gets is serving brownies on her campaign bus, complete with her trademark frozen smile a la mode.  Daddy Bill will outright argue and shake his famous finger at reporters when they head down a line of questioning he doesn’t approve of.

If Hillary is elected, can we expect the Clinton’s treatment and access to the media to improve?  Can we expect any less “spin” from them than we have from the Bush Administration?  The real truth lies in the hiring and continued employment of Mark Penn, Hillary’s senior strategist who really wants to be the Karl Rove of the Democratic Party, but just isn’t sharp enough.  Penn, you’ll recall, is the genius who decided that all the states Obama has won essentially “don’t count”.   Penn is responsible for the negativity Clinton has embraced in her campaigning, and while he is dividing her camp internally, Clinton continues to support his anti-everything message.

It’s time for all of the Clintons to grow up, and engage as real people rather than the monsters of spin they have become.  If they still remember how be real, it could be the thing that saves their campaign by reminding us why we liked them in the first place all those years ago.

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44 comments so far

  1. jet on

    As a mother I find it most revealing that after all this time HC is obviously willing to go to any length to get what she feels she deserves. She has a perfectly lovely daughter — long protected from these politics as usual. I think it would be appropriate to have her on stage as her daughter. But to send her out to promote her “politics” is — (for the lack of a better word) disgusting.

  2. Dave Morris on

    From all indications, Chelsea Clinton is a high achieving, intelligent , and well educated young woman…but the Clintons can’t have it both ways. They can’t use their daughter as ‘eye candy for the media’…simply have her onstage smiling and applauding…and not expect her to use her intelligence ans well spoken demeanor as well. To do otherwise is simply hypocritical…and makes David Schuster’s comments , however ill chosen, more truthful.

  3. Grant on

    I take no issues with Chelsea Clinton not responding to the media. That is her decision. But this does not free her from the criticism that goes along with that action.

    She and her parents have made the decision to have her stump for her mother. That is fine. But this puts her into the public eye and leaves her open to scrutiny. If the media wishes to examine that, it is the their right.

    Senator Clinton, wants to have her cake and eat it, too. She wants her daughter to stump for her, but thinks that the media should not question what her daughter says. I’m sorry, but that isn’t how life works.

  4. jaylo on

    I have a college age daughter, and I remind her and her friends that Hillary Clinton has been a voice for women for more than 35 years. I explain to my daughter and her girlfriends that their mothers and I fought for their rights back in the 60’s and 70’s for some of the things they take for granted today.I am going to vote for their advocate. The success of Victoria’ Secret and breast implants make it pretty clear too many young women are still letting others define their role in this society.
    As a mother, Chelsea Clinton seems like a remarkable young woman who loves her mother very much.

  5. Brian on

    I think it’s wrong that Chelsea goes out to speak for her mother, then doesn’t want to stick around for a Q&A session. The fact that she brushed off a fourth-grader is abominable. She’s basically telling voters, “I can tell you all what I think, but you can’t say a word to me.” Doesn’t sound like much of a help to me.

    With the Hillary’s aversion to answering questions, does she really seem suitable to run the country? Maybe she would have been better off as part of the Bush administration.

  6. denni on

    Well, If HRC was really out there fighting for women’s rights, she certainly set a fine example of how women should be treated while her husband was in the white house… maybe we should go back to barefoot and pregnant, or the husband that comes home drunk and smacks us around… after all, we should “Stand By Our Man”. PLEASE!!! HRC will use what ever means she has available to win. She is using her daughter out of despiration. She was arrogant enough to believe that she was the only candidate that could possibly have a chance and now her arrogance is showing, it’s coming back to haunt her. Does anybody out there remember the entire list of whitehouse scandals that involved her name… whitewater, filegate, and a whole host more… people, wake up and smell the coffee. Bill wasn’t running things when he was in there, she was and having her in the whitehouse for another term will be about as useful as the last.

  7. Anna on

    Everyone thinks they have the right to invade personal lives. Just because someone is in a bid to run the country, does it really give you the right to take over their lives? NO! This is what caused the death of Diana and I applaud the Clinton’s for drawing the line in the sand in the media. As a mother, I would draw the same line where my daughter was concerned.

    As far as not being willing to talk to any reporters, I think the old saying (that Bush could never get right) “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” The Clinton’s must surely know every right-wing Republican is going to be sending their henchmen in with comments about Bill’s past behavior – no matter what age.

    What’s wrong with Chelsea wanting to help her mother out? She’s grown up to be a fine young woman and appears to have the same heart for social causes, unlike the Bush twins who seem to have a heart for drinking and snorting cocaine like their father.

    Voting for Hillary is a natural choice for anyone who wants to bring this country back to it’s former glory (and the budget in the black as Bill Clinton had it when he left office). This Republican media may have been given the right to influence politics by our current president, but they do not have the right to bring such fury over the Clinton’s that they wind up killing people like they did Diana. Refusing to acknowledge there was a line is how they put her in her coffin.

  8. Bill Smith on

    Chelsea learned at her mama’s knee the typical Clinton mindset: they expect to be able to wade into the pool without having to get their feet wet.

  9. factcheck on

    Everything the Clintons do, no matter how innocuous, is twisted around and interpreted as “proof of evil intent”, as one journalist has put it. It’s amazing how easily people are sucked into this Pavlov conditioning launched by Karl Rove and the G.O.P. during 1990s, when civil rights was making strides and the economy was better than ever. An independent prosecutor spent $6 million taxpayer dollars investigating the Clintons in response to G.O.P. demands and found nothing. Remember, it was Karl Rove and company that gave us “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. And we still fall for their tricks.

    The Obama candidacy – the man who dropped into the middle of a presidential election from out of nowhere – is, of course, Rove’s biggest swindle to date. When the G.O.P. rides back into the West Wing (or rather, never leaves) in November, a lot Clinton-bashing bloggers are going to have egg on their face. For more on the Rove strategy, see the article I’ve posted at thecityedition.com, which links to other sources.

  10. Raul on

    Hillary would eat her young to achieve the power she obviously craves more than air. I feel sorry for Chelsea but as the famous saying goes you can pick your friends but not your family. Billary wills top at nothing to try and get us to forget we lost the House of Representatives, The Senate and of course the White House thanks to them and their fiascos. Better than George W. sure but hey not so tough to be better than a retarded President who has the lowest numbers in the history of the office.

    ROVE MAY HAVE GIVEN US THE WEAPONS B.S. BUT HILLARY DID NOT HAVE THE JUDGMENT TO KNOW BETTER AND BARACK DID END OF THAT ARGUMENT. FACTCHECKER..

    AMERICA IS READY FOR CAHNGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!

    GO BARACK GO. CHELSEA CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO A KID FROM PUNAHOU IN HAWAII OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

    BARACK AND ROLL IN 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Dj, NYC, NY on

    the media are the monsters….you are critizing Hillary and Bill for protecting their daughter which in any other forum you would be saying(annoyingly) “save the childrn, protect the children”……
    I think the OBAMA folks are in for a big surprise when the republican machine attacks, it will be nothing compared to the clintons and you will see him fall apart and his “preacher” like style go right out the window…Hillary is far more prepared to handle it

  12. denni on

    PERSONAL LIVES,,,, Hmmmm… lets see… the president of the united states… you are so right Anna, everybody should not care one bit about who is running our country… Chelsea is putting herself out there. Nobody has made her. If you were out there, you would be up for public review also. Nobody is after Chelsea. It was a harmless comment made by somebody with a bad since of humor. I forgive that. HRC is a POWERMONGER!!!!! That is all she is after, power and fame. If Obama doesn’t get nominated for the democrats, I will have to vote for McCain. That would be the only choice if HRC is on the ballot.

  13. Bonnie on

    When you decide to run for public office it is a given that you have agreed to open up your life to the public you court for votes. That also includes your family. The Clintons want to have things both ways; protected and hands off of the things they don’t want anyone to see yet transparency from everyone else. Why don’t they release their income tax returns? If Chelsea is so well educated and the daughter of the most experienced, tested and vetted woman in the world, why can’t she answer questions from the press and the voters?
    I’m sticking with Barack Obama! He answers questions and his wife is brilliant and very capable of handling herself on the campaign trail. Are the Clintons afraid Chelsea will say something they don’t want Americans to know???

  14. wwtt on

    press scrutiny is rough, whether justfied or not, it is out there. Bill and Hillary know this very well. So they are sending their daughter into this rough neighborhood for her ambitions (or maybe for the good of the Nation, they sacrifice their daughter? one may believe?)
    Schuster was way out of line when he used the phrase “pimped out”. Hillary was rightfully indignant and showed backbone by canceling the debate, being a mother first and candidate second. But, now, the debate is back on, after such an insult. Somehow, now I don’t think the phrase “pimped out” is not so out of line after all.

  15. denni on

    Hey, DJ, NYC,
    you are right about Hillary being able to handle it better… she has gotten pretty good at holding her head up high and lieing right into the cameras for years…lol

  16. sherri on

    Mr. Obama has one of his half sisters campaining for him. You keep targeting this girl, why?Can’t you find something else to report. Is this all you have?Give it a rest will you. If she chooses not to talk to reporters than I beleive as a person you should respect her rights and move on and find something of significance to report.Maybe the issues of this country would be a good start.I have to commend Chelsea for not giving in to your tactics. Because I am sure you would use her words against her and her family.Isn’t that what your really after?

  17. panjack on

    It’s incredible that after all the efforts by men and women fighting sexism over the past 200 years that such misogyny would still be rampant in this “modern” time. Statements by the press regarding Hillary Clinton and the comments thus generated are not dissimilar from what was said about women’s suffrage prior to 1920. The fight was about misogyny but misogynists could not see that they are arguing about hating women. They thought they were fighting for some vague but natural principle that men are better than women. These negative comments about Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton presume the fallacy that men (and anything biologically or stereotypically male) are better than women (and anything biologically or stereotypically female). It appears that the men and women making the comments are not aware of what the premise that gives rise to their strong feelings. I say that they are not aware of their premise not because they do not believe that men are better than women. They just don’t want anyone to know it. If they realized their logic, they would be ashamed of exposing their true feelings. All of the closet misogynists should keep in mind that when they apply a standard to women such as Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, they should think really hard and ask themselves if they would just as easily apply that standard to men. More specifically, would they apply the same standard – that if a person “puts herself [or himself] out there,” the person takes on the responsibility for making herself (or himself)available to the press – to a man? For example would they apply it to George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, or Colin Powell? I’ve heard no one clamoring for any of them to explain why they lied to the American people and fraudulently forced us into an irrelevant war and that this is the worst crime committed in our country since its inception? And now by some kind of male proxy, Harriet Miers benefits from the refusal to comply with a subpoena when she was protecting the current administration. Furthermore, Condeleeza Rice gets a pass by the press as she is allowed to avoid any explanation for her part in the debacle. Women who help uphold misogyny are publicly rewarded by the misogynist Republican Party as are black people who are against affirmative action. No one has pointed out the fallacy in the other frequently-used assumption that the stereotypical “woman scorned” must always hate a partner who has an affair unless she is also a scheming power hungry woman who will stop at nothing before her more important scheme is completed. If the press and those speaking so critically about the Clintons would apply the same standards with the same fervor to the criminals now in power some justice may result. And do not blame Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi, neither of whom have a supermajority to override the retarded evil guy of whom they rarely speak. Gridlock is a huge improvement over the “accomplishments” inflicted on us by the Republican majority between 2001 and 2006. It is CNN, MSNBC and most of the other media who lack courage to do their jobs – to accurately report what has happened to our country under the Bush/Cheney/Rove regime. Instead, they bravely put their lives on the line by attacking Chelsea Clinton.

  18. Dee on

    It’s a shame that people have to be so mean in their criticism of others. Candidates should be letting the people know what their ideas,selusions and plans in making the changes. Thats polotics.I think Celsea cares and beleives in her mom, So what so wrong with that. Do we really know Obama enough and what his real priorities will be.

  19. Joy on

    I believe the press is just upset that Chelsea is too smart to let herself be manipulated in another blatant attempt to malign her mother. I applaud Senator Clinton for protecting her daughter, and if people want to ask Hillary questions then ask her. Why do you want at Chelsea so badly? Not enough of a blood sport for you yet?

  20. JJay on

    Why don’t you leave Chelsea alone? Chelsea is doing a good job campaigning for her mother…and she has been effective… and now the media is attacking her. If she does not want to talk to reporters, then that is her choice!

    Why don’t you interview Obama’s family members and leave Chelsea alone…

  21. Danny on

    Chelsea Clinton is almost 28 years old and should not need mommy take up for her. Hillary is just using Chelsea at all cost. If I am wrong let Chelsea Clinton tell me so to my face.

    Hillary is the one running for office. We should not have to put up with Bill and Chelsea doing a 3 against 1 move.

    How many of you remember the Bill Clinton years. And all the big plans Hillary Clinton had about changing health care back then, But this time its even much worst then it was the last time. Her campaign says her health care plan is the only one that will provide universal coverage. But at who’s cost. Well you will have to pay for this mandated health care yourself. Her plans will force people to buy health insurance and if they do not she said she was open to the possibility of garnishing wages.
    No Thanks Hillary you lost my Vote.

  22. jeanne on

    I do not thank Hillary Clinton for the achievements of women’s rights; in fact, it could be said that she is throttling them back by quelling any attempt to hear from and about Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea is now in the public eye and a public person. Hopefully it was by her own choice. If not, then Shuster’s ill chosen remarks were not too far off the mark. Hill and Bill have always preferred to have their cake and eat it when it comes to the media.

  23. wwtt on

    For all the defensiveness out there, let us first notice that there has been no attack on Chelsea by the press at all. We are just saying that we all know there are bad people out there in the press and they will say bad things. So it is their decision, dad, mom, son, or daughter, to venture out or not. There are bad press people and there are paparazzis out there, just as there are muggers in the bad sections of town, so venture out at your own risk. There is nothing sexist about this.
    Those who are crying sexism are the ones who see “precious little girl” and not a person who may or may not be able to handle a situation. If I was Chelsea, I sure don’t need you all to “defend” me, thank you.
    Maureen Dowd (a pretty far out feminist, I’d say) of the NY Times has an excellent article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/opinion/13dowd.html
    and just to summarize (speaking as a woman):
    “If Hillary fails, it will be her failure, not ours.”

  24. denni on

    nobody knows what Barack Obama will do in office, no more that we can predict what Hillary will actually do. But, the defining difference is what we already know about her….

  25. denni on

    one more thing… everybody here that is complaining about what Bush has done… remember that the whole reason that we are voting Obama is that we want something different this time. I dont think putting the clintons back in office will do much. People are wanting change…. so comparing Bush to Clinton is not really going to go in her favor… more of the same old stuff

  26. Tina on

    The only change you will see with Obama is change for the minorities. Where I come from no one wants a female president and least of all most of us dont want a black president. I am a Democrat and will vote for McCain . Not ashamed to say it either. If Obama wins, it will be because of the black issue, not what he promises, and by the way, think about it. What does he promise but hope and change. We need details. All politicians lie to to get what they want. Why should these be any different

  27. Tina on

    One other point to remember is that the media only talks about what makes them money. They say its an Obama win, but that is what will make them money. Its like a political soap opera. Denni, you are right about not knowing what they will do when they get into office, but I would rather have a half assed qualified person that I know the name, then a person that was never heard of before this presidential race

  28. wwtt on

    Beats the hell out of me what makes a person qualified to be president of the US. Comparing resumes is a non-starter for me, because Richardson, Biden, Dodd, and hell, even McCain all have better resumes. Actually, Mitt Romney may have the best resume of the whole bunch. I think these resumes qualify them for cabinet secretaries, not the presidency.
    So character and leadership are important. You don’t need leadership to do the easy things. I don’t need inspiration to go have a good time somewhere. If we have tough problems to solve, like getting out of Iraq, pay for health care, restore government integrity, pay down the national debt, all that, you need leadership to inspire a generation of people to do the right thing. So far, Obama seems to demonstrate an ability to do this much better than Hillary.

  29. Rylie on

    I think Chelsea has a mind of her own. she accepted the role of standing up for her mother, and (smartly, I think) decided that by doing so, not every piece of herself was up for auction to the media. She, like many of us non-celebutants/politicians/etc, sees what the media does. They are not like a close friend, or even an un-biased fact reporting entity. She is smart to hold part of herself and her life as her own. And I dont understand why people criticize her for something she’s obviously either chosen, or at the very least, agreed to out of love/respect for her parents. Cut her some slack. We as readers dont have a right to everyone’s private-life details.

  30. Chelsea on

    I am an Obama supporter, but I did not believe it was right to attack Chelsea until “I do not talk to the press, and that includes you, unfortunatly. Though I think you’re cute” to a fourth grader……a fourth grader…she crushed that little boys world when she said that….How exciting for a fourth grader to get to be “press” and then to close the denial of a child with but i think your cute…..what a stuck-up *****. I can understand saying that to FOX or CNN or MSNBC but a fourth grader? If she can’t talk to a child, why should I listen to her? And have you seen the speeches this girl gives…she is not an asset to HRC’s campaign

  31. JRenee on

    Chelsea is under no obligation to talk to the press, not now, not ever. Doesn’t her mother give CNN enough to twist and slant every day?

  32. JRenee on

    Obama demonstrates ability? Here’s an LA Times article that begs to differ:

    Los Angeles Times 1/24/08

    CAMPAIGN ‘08
    Obama said oops on 6 state Senate votes

    Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago’s West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed.

    “I was not aware that I had voted no,” he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record be changed to reflect that he “intended to vote yes.”

    On March 19, 1997, he announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote, “I was trying to vote yes on this, and I was recorded as a no,” he said. The next day, he acknowledged voting “present” on a key telecommunications vote.

    He stood on March 11, 1999, to take back his vote against legislation to end good-behavior credits for certain felons in county jails. “I pressed the wrong button on that,” he said.

    Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. “I pressed the wrong button by accident,” he said.

    On Nov. 14, 1997, he backed legislation to permit riverboat casinos to operate even when the boats were dockside. The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two “yeas” to spare — including Obama’s. Afterwards, he rose to say, “I’d like to be recorded as a no vote,” explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it. Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry

    On June 11, 2002, Obama’s vote sparked a confrontation after he joined Republicans to block Democrats trying to override a veto by GOP Gov. George Ryan of a $2-million allotment for the west Chicago child welfare office.

    Afterward, Obama chastised Republicans for their “sanctimony” in claiming that only they had the mettle to make tough choices. A fellow Democrat suddenly seethed with anger. “You got a lot of nerve to talk about being responsible,” said Sen. Rickey Hendon, accusing Obama of voting to close the child welfare office.

    Obama replied right away. “I understand Sen. Hendon’s anger. . . . I was not aware that I had voted no on that last — last piece of legislation,” he said.

    —-

    Apparently, this guy would need help finding his way out of a GPS store.

  33. wwtt on

    I have a job interview to go to. I know there will be a bunch of real bad guys who is ready to beat anyone up in the interview. I can go myself, or I can send one of my friends, or I can send my young son, what do I do?
    I don’t know, we all can make our own decisions, but it sure tells something about me as to what my decision is.
    (BTW, I may a guy applying for the job. I know I am physically fit to do the job but there is always a question out there that I will be the oldest guy to apply for the job. So here is my mother who is 90+ years old and in good shape. Do I trot her out event after tiring event to remind people my 71 years is pretty young? What do I do? )

  34. wwtt on

    J Renee: I don’t know, I am just looking at the factual numbers. Obama packs stadiums with 17,000 people, Hillary has 2,000 (McCain has a few hundred), time after time. People wait hours in sub-freezing temperature to try to get in. And please don’t come back with the empty talk thing. We are talking about ability to inspire, motivate and lead. (All experts agree there really aren’t that much policy difference between the them.)
    And, really, if this was easy, don’t Hillary wish she can do the same thing.

  35. Ray Flournoy on

    Chelsea is 28 years old. When will she be allowed to fend for herself? When she’s 30? 40? Most people are self-supporting adults by her age. It’s time to cut the apron strings, Hillary.

  36. NURSERATCHET on

    WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY IS THE MEDIA CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO ASK CHELSEA CLINTON?? THERE IS PLENTY OF INFORMATION ABOUT HILLARY’S STAND ON ALL THE ISSUES BUT OF COURSE, THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN IS IT? NO, THEY WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE. WHAT SHE WATCHES ON TV, HER FAVORITE MUSICAL GROUP, WHO DOES SHE DATE, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. CHELSEA IS AN INTELLIGENT YOUNG WOMAN AND SHE KNOWS WHAT SCUM THE MEDIA CAN BE. SO, LET THE MEDIA KEEP WHINNING. WHO CARES! YOU ROCK CHELSEA! AND, HILLARY, YOU ARE THE BEST CANDIDATE TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! BOY, WOULD THAT SHUT A LOT OF YAPPY MOUTHS! PS TO RAY FLOURNOY WHO APPARENTLY CAN’T READ, CHELSEA DOES FEND FOR HERSELF. SHE HAS A HIGH POWERED JOB IN NEW YORK CITY. PEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF……..

  37. mitch on

    Chelsea is not running for office. She is supporting and working for someone who is. While questions regarding the candidate may be approriate, she has the same rights as any other campaign worker and refuse to discuss her views with the press.

    Unless something relevant is uncovered about her, the press has no right to make an issue of her or any other volunteer or workers. Pose the questions to the candidates, as it is painfullt obvious most of them do not want to answer or state a position on many imprtany issues.

  38. Jay on

    To jinglebells, if you’re going to criticize, at least know how to spell and if you don’t then there is this great thing called a “spell checker”. I highly suggest you use it before you reveal the fact that you are an ignoramus in more ways than one. As for Chelsea, she is no longer a child but a 28 year old woman and if you choose to involve yourself in anyone’s political campaign for the highest position in the country then you’re pretty much subjecting yourself to press scrutiny. Especially if you happen to be related to one who was a former 1st lady. As for me, I’ll be taking my chances on Obama. True he has less experience but I’m tired of the “same old crap” in Washington and I’m ready for for some new blood in the white house. Even with that said, I will take responsibility for my own success and not rely on any politician to “take care of me”. If more Americans had that mentality and demanded more accountabilty from Washington as well of all the elected officials on the state and local level then the country would be ran much more efficiently.

  39. Eric on

    I can not believe that CNN is putting Chelesea on the front page of the Political Ticker.

    How about some real coverage of what the candidates issues are. Why do you continue to ridicule the Clinton campaign when it has gotten half this countries support!

    Shame on CNN.

  40. JKB on

    Chelsea owes the members of the press nothing. I work for a newspaper. And I’m often disgusted by this blatant sense of entitlement that’s rampant in the industry where these so-called professionals demand that public personalities “owe” them something in the way of answering their often silly questions. I say that they are peeved that Chelsea is too smart for them. Or else they’d leave it alone. Really, the idea that someone owes the press anything is silly. Chelsea is doing what she should be doing and engaging the voters one-on-one. That’s the intent of her interaction. She’s not there to make the media feel important. And believe me, that’s what this is all about. Not access to a source. Members of the press get a great sense of power when any person of note seeks them out to talk or answer their questions. The sad fact is that the media are upset about this because it points out that they aren’t so important after all. And in this instance, they aren’t. They need to go file more freedom of information lawsuits or something. Being the watchdog for people. That should be their role. Not whinning about someone who doesn’t want to come down to their level.

  41. Mendemoi on

    FAIR IS FAIR…BUT THE CLINTONS HAVE BEEN SO UNFAIRLY TREATED BY THE MEDIA, I GET THE FEELING THAT THE MEDIA IS SIMPLY JEALOUSLY HATEFUL OF THE CLINTON FAMILY:
    =THEY ATTACK THE CLINTONS TO PROTECT OBAMA.
    =THEY ATTACK THE CLINTONS AND MISCONSTRUE EVERYTHING THEY SAY IN FAVOR OF OBAMA.
    =THEY ATTACK THE CLINTONS AS IF THEY NEVER DID GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY.
    =THEY ATTACK THE CLINTONS TO MUZZLE THEM WHILE ALLOWING OBAMA TO GO AROUND MAKING EMPTY SLOGANS WITHOUT SUBSTANCE.

    In terms of CNN and other media going after Chelsea for campaining for her mother, it will only be fair if the same media goes after
    OPRAH
    EDWARD KENNEDY and the Kennedy Clan.
    ROBERT DINERO
    JOHN KERRY
    BILL BRADLEY

    and all those who have become actively involved with Obama’s campaign. Only when they go after all of them, can the medi be considered fair.

    For example:
    What’s happening between Oprah and Obama as is being reported in the tabloids. How true or false is it?

    Have we learnt everything about what happened with Mary-Jo at Chappaquidick?

    FAIRNESS IS FAIRNESS. THEY WANT TO GO AFTER CHELSEA, THEY CHOULD GO AFTER OPRA AND THE KENNEDYS.

  42. distortitmore on

    Do we even listen to the biased reporting the news agencies spew out on the airwaves anymore? All you do is make a weak attempt at playing judge and jury. Chelsea does not owe the press anything!

  43. gerryb on

    bib mama or whatever you call yourself why should chelsea answer the media obama dosn;t have to and he is running for the white house

  44. denni on

    Everybody here needs to realize that the whole point in what that reporter said was never against Chelsea in the first place, he was attacking HRC’s desperation… It was never about Chelsea, she was the unfortunate victim in it..


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