Oxymoronic: Hillary's Manufactured Authentic Moments

Nothing says raw, real and unfiltered like a Hillary moment manufactured by a horde of hacks, handlers and hangers-on. 

On today's Morning Joe, Kasie Hunt observed that in this election cycle, "the demand seems to be for raw, unfiltered, real type of moments. I think that they're trying very hard to create that with her." Jon Meacham—seizing the oxymoronic irony—jumped in: "they're manufacturing it." Bingo. 

The conversation was prompted by Scot Lehigh's Boston Globe column which described Hillary as playing it safe.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: In the general, once she gets onto the big stage, I would think she'd want to be a little bit more -- everyone talks about being roughed up and whatever. Isn't that what makes you better and what makes you more nimble and makes your brain more sort of wrapped around the process and into it and engaged?

KASIE HUNT: One thing I will say about this election cycle in general is that the demand seems to be for raw, unfiltered, real type of moments. And I think that they're trying very hard to create that with her. They're, you know, they're using her -- 

JON MEACHAM: They're manufacturing it. [Laughter].

HUNT: Well, you know, I mean I'm not sure I'm going that far. I think that's what they're trying to create. I think that her challenge, as somebody who is known in so many ways and who is so resistant to -- she talks about how she tries to create her own zone of privacy. That's really hard in this new social media age in which we live. 

 

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