NBC’s Holt ‘Winced’ at HRC Called ‘Dishonest,’ Worries If She Gets Her ‘Feelings Hurt?’

Reacting more as a supporter than an impartial observer, NBC anchor Lester Holt, during an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted he “winced” when he heard someone call her “dishonest.” He then worried: “Do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?”

From the interview, conducted in Iowa, excerpted on the Friday, January 29 NBC Nightly News:

LESTER HOLT, ANCHOR, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS: I want to ask you about a moment at the town hall the other day. A young man, a Bernie Sanders supporter, stood up and said young people don’t trust you.

TAYLOR GIPPLE, CNN’s TOWN HALL ON JAN 25: I’ve heard from quite a few people my age that they think you’re dishonest.

HOLT: And when he said that I winced. And I was wondering, you’ve obviously been in tough  battles, political battles, but do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?

Holt’s next question: “What frustrates you the most about perceptions about you?”

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center