Mainstream media handling of Clinton testimony
Panel debate coverage of hearings
- Duration 5:25
- Date Jan 24, 2013
Panel debate coverage of hearings
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You might watch it here on fox secretary of state Hillary Clinton testifying on Capitol Hill yesterday on the terror attack in Ben -- Getting choked up when she recalled meeting families of the victims when their bodies came home in caskets.
And reacting with anger one question about the way the administration handled the attack.
And the mainstream media seems to love it.
ABC's Diane Sawyer.
The indignation and then the tears in her eyes.
It was a valedictory that showed her and indignation and emotion as she ends this tenure on the public stage.
ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz brings us the riveting encounter today that was the introduction on world news tonight.
On NBC Brian Williams after four years in office roughly a million miles flown 112 nations visited.
In the past few weeks alone she has fought illness and injury including hospitalization.
She leaves her post as the most admired woman in the world in the Gallup poll for the eleventh year in a row.
Let's talk about it -- -- -- -- green former president of the women's media center Cal Thomas is a syndicated columnist both are Fox News contributors.
Jim -- what did you think about those introductions from you know ABC and NBC last night.
Well John if it looks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like the fact that it's a -- and her performance yesterday where she expressed regrets she took responsibility she was compassionate compassionate she was forceful.
And she didn't take any crap.
That's why she is receiving accolades she proved once and again.
Just how strong of a leader she is so it's no surprise that she's getting glowing reviews for.
A very strong performance and it's also not a surprise that there's so much -- tonight -- happening from the conservative media with.
Russ Limbaugh been at the top of the list and what his comments where.
-- accusing her of -- compassion.
I think when there is no strong woman leader.
That could make him happy Hillary Clinton could save him from drowning and he would still call her -- -- not -- because she was strong enough to lift him out of.
The -- let's play since you brought it up let's play a little bit of what Rush Limbaugh had to say yesterday.
-- doesn't make.
The administration lied the American people what difference does it make the president lied to American -- -- -- is -- -- to Jay Carney Eli the American people what did bonds doesn't make.
-- Susan Rice like the American people.
All right cal -- I'll let you take that on in the Rush Limbaugh's view there were a bunch of lies told the American.
What -- just Rush Limbaugh's view of Iran Johnson writing and USA today the opposing editorial just above Bob buckles of my common ground column by the way.
Says much the same thing about John it doesn't take a profit or an astrologer to predict the future on this the media having seen itself as -- -- -- to Barack Obama on winning the 2008.
And 2012 elections for the first African American president in American history.
Now sees an opportunity to part the waters Moses like of all the critics and give Hillary Clinton a free ride she says she takes responsibility but where's the accountability.
And by the way traveling all of these miles and visiting all of these countries not only contributes to the carbon footprint.
That the president says he wants to reduce to reduce the threat of global warming.
What has she done what is she really accomplished in real terms has the reset with Russia work that -- promised no.
Has -- been advanced in the Middle East know are we sending weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership of Egypt.
Yes I don't see a whole lot of accomplishments here about the major media are not going to attacker because she deserves that she's -- wrong woman.
And therefore the presidency is the only objective that will write those raw.
Did you -- -- be fair I mean to do to keep the plaudits on her for being so well traveled and so forth is one thing -- it you could also say that it was under her watch that the first American ambassador.
Since Ronald Reagan was was killed in the line of duty.
Well yes and she absolutely took responsibility for it and made it very clear.
The steps that have been taken to make sure that something like this doesn't occur I think one of the things I've been let down with in the mainstream media coverage of this.
It's actually just an absence of the recommendations.
That she laid out so clearly yesterday the request that she made of congress but that.
Things that she pointed out that congress could have done to potentially help the situation not happen -- hasn't been covered.
But when it comes to her record as secretary of state and -- I think even Eli lake.
Who was one of her harshest critics -- one of the administration's harshest critics.
-- -- didn't -- he called her performance yesterday.
Plays and that she marshaled complex facts with -- Yet it hurt critics who don't want to see her run in 2016 or don't want to see her succeed.
They are going to take as many petty shots as possible all right I think the fair and balanced folks are looking that not just her record.
But how she -- took no prisoners yesterday -- her husband there are still.
Questions left to be answered that's for sure -- green Cal Thomas we're gonna have to leave it there.
And where you've got to.