"When you see MSNBC attacking [Hillary Clinton] from the left, you realize, I think, just how far MSNBC has gone," Media Research Center president and founder Brent Bozell quipped on today's edition of Fox Business Network's Varney & Co., responding to host Stuart Varney's observation that the former Secretary of State is beginning to see some tough treatment in the media, albeit perhaps more often from her left, particularly given her left-wing challengers in the primary.
But by and large, Bozell noted, the liberal media are still taking Hillary's abuse lying down:
The bigger issue is this: How in the world are the media just taking it in the jaw as Hillary Clinton refuses to talk to them. You know, I cannot believe that if a Republican refused to talk to the press the press would just take this lying down. But they're taking it lying down.
Informed by Varney of fresh news from the campaign trail in New Hampshire that Clinton staffers denied a pool reporter access to a Clinton campaign event, Bozell concluded that:
If the press doesn't get angry about this, then they're clearly in their hip pocket.
For his part, Varney shot back that he doesn't "think they will report it in full" because they "will just live with that for the next 18 months," because they can't stomach anything that would be beneficial to the Republicans.
Watch the full segment by clicking play on the video embed below: