Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw provided a history lesson on the New Hampshire primary during the 4:00 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC’s political coverage and when describing the situation on the Democratic side in 1992, he claimed that then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton lost the Granite State “amid rumors of womanizing” despite the fact that such claims were proven true.
As Friday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello devoted a segment to discussing the reasons so many young women are siding with Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race instead of Hillary Clinton, Daily Beast columnist Keli Goff oddly claimed that Hillary Clinton has been a "victim of her own success" as she theorized that there is less hunger for electing a woman President because it has become so commonplace for women to be elected to offices since the 1990s.
Goff did not explain why other women getting elected constitutes a "success" for Hillary Clinton. At one point, host Costello surprisingly brought up Hillary Clinton's history of helping her husband cover up sexual misconduct, vaguely alluding to his sexual assault history with the words "infidelity or worse."
So get this: A new documentary about Anthony (Carlos Danger) Weiner, former New York Congressman and serial cyber flasher, may have contained embarrassing content. Oh, not about Weiner – we’ve known for a long time that he’s incapable of embarrassment. No, it’s the Clinton presidential campaign that might be embarrassed.
CNN is staying true to its reputation as the "Clinton News Network," even after it released a poll on Tuesday which found that Hillary Clinton is behind competitor Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 27 points. The following morning, on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello spotlighted how Bill Clinton was "about to take the stage to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton — something, perhaps, that is much needed at this moment, since Hillary Clinton seems to be lagging in some of the polls that are out there."
After NBC’s Democratic co-moderator Andrea Mitchell lectured Bernie Sanders in Sunday’s debate about whether or not he regretted bringing up Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, the post-debate analysis on CNN saw panelists Dana Bash and Paul Begala (a former Clinton aide) less than pleased with the issue and did their best to downplay its significance in the 2016 race.
Near the end of Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate on NBC, co-moderator, Clinton correspondent, and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell served up the lone question on Bill Clinton’s sex scandals in a misleading and vague fashion that allowed Senator Bernie Sanders to dodge the substance of the matter and instead falsely bash the media for even bringing it up. “You called Bill Clinton's past transgressions, quote, 'totally, totally, totally disgraceful, and unacceptable.' Senator, do you regret saying that?”
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota surprisingly broached the issue of Bill Clinton's sordid sexual past during her interview of Hillary Clinton — something that the Big Three morning newscasts skirted doing in their Wednesday interviews. Camerota noted how Donald Trump raised the "allegations from your husband's past," and pointed out that "he's going further, actually, than that. He's making it about you. He's saying that you are an enabler of bad behavior and of sexual assault." She asked, "What's your response to Donald Trump?"
As supposedly right-leaning CNN political commentator Ana Navarro appeared on Wednesday's New Day to discuss Hillary Clinton's interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, she defended the Democratic presidential candidate for refusing to respond to Donald Trump raising her husband Bill Clinton's sexual assault history. Navarro, a Jeb Bush supporter and frequent Trump critic, declared that Hillary Clinton is "doing exactly the right thing," and that she should "take the high road."
And, although co-anchor Camerota twice made it clear that the allegations against Bill Clinton include "sexual assault," Navarro would only refer to the former President's behavior as "indiscretions" as she asserted that it is "cringe-inducing" for Trump to accuse Hillary of being an "enabler."
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, veteran political analyst Jeff Greenfield -- whose career has spanned ABC, CNN, CBS and PBS -- declared that Hillary Clinton could be vulnerable over sexual assault accusations against her husband as he asserted that "the lurking danger for Hillary Clinton is, first, was she enabling the behavior and, more important, assaulting the reputation of the accusers?"
Greenfield ended up slamming feminists and liberals who defended President Bill Clinton's "predatory behavior" in the 1990s, asserting that they "have a lot to answer for."
Is the Hillary camp sensing mortal political danger over her role as "bully" [to use Maureen Dowd's term] toward Bill's women? The question arises given the agitation, defensiveness and anger displayed by the normally mild-mannered Harold Ford, Jr., a Hillary fan, on today's Morning Joe.
Ford warning Joe Scarborough not to raise his voice to him? Ford defensively rejecting comparisons between Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby? Ford angrily rejecting Scarborough's suggestion that he's taking James Carville talking points in defending Hillary? Something's going on. Scarborough clearly hit a sore spot. Does Ford's defensiveness reflect shakiness across Hillary world?
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's PoliticsNation, Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter -- a far-left MSNBC political analyst and frequent critic of conservatives -- surprisingly predicted that the Clintons could be more vulnerable on the issue of Juanita Broaddrick's rape charges against Bill Clinton than they were 15 years ago.
Declaring that "reasonable people" are questioning Hillary Clinton's recent comments on the issue, Alter made a logical point that could have been made by the Clintons' strongest critics.
Andrea Mitchell touted how "the [Bill] Clinton-[Tony] Blair relationship was, indeed, special" on Friday's NBC Nightly News, as she reported on the release of transcripts of conversations between the two former leaders during the former's presidency. Mitchell spotlighted how "Blair calls Clinton 'mate.' Clinton offers to babysit Blair's son. They chat about everything from Pink Panther movies to the tragedy of Princess Diana." She barely mentioned the Monica Lewinsky scandal during her report. The journalist also played up how Clinton's "legacy is relevant again, because [Hillary] is running for president."