This week, Hillary Clinton went on a bitter rant about why she lost the 2016 election, blaming “backward”- looking Americans who don’t like “black people getting rights.” It was another cringe-inducing example of the Democrat finding fault in everyone else. But, as Tim Graham noted on Thursday, most journalistic outlets have ignored the story. (Perhaps to save Clinton from the embarrassment.)
The comments were made in India and CBS This Morning on Friday finally got around to noticing the trip... but not the insults. Co-host Norah O’Donnell relayed an injury suffered by the 2016 candidate: “Hillary Clinton reportedly fractured her wrist in India It happened after she apparently slipped in the bathtub of her hotel. She was taken to a hospital where a CT scan and x-ray reportedly revealed a minor fracture.”
Then, she explained more mishaps from the 70-year-old: “Yesterday, she wore a scarf around her right arm and hand as she toured on monuments. On Monday, Clinton slipped twice while walking down the steps of a historic palace.” The CBS crew awkwardly watched the video of Clinton almost falling down the stairs. After some silence, co-host John Dickerson murmured, “Tricky.”
Why was Clinton in India? Did she say anything interesting? In fact, she said this:
I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.... And his whole campaign — 'Make America Great Again' — was looking backward. You know, you didn't like black people getting rights; you don't like women, you know, getting jobs; you don't want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are — you know, whatever your problem is, I'm gonna solve it.
Yet, as Graham noted, here was the non-coverage of Clinton insulting large swathes of the country:
ABC: Zero. (Unless....you count The View!)
PBS NewsHour: Zero.
MSNBC prime time: Zero.
The New York Times: Zero.
The Los Angeles Times: Zero.
USA Today: Zero.
A transcript of the news brief is below:
CBS This Morning
7:51:57 to 7:51:26
NORAH O’DONNELL: People says Hillary Clinton reportedly fractured her wrist in India It happened after she apparently slipped in the bathtub of her hotel. She was taken to a hospital where a CT scan and x-ray reportedly revealed a minor fracture. Yesterday, she wore a scarf around her right arm and hand as she toured on monuments. On Monday Clinton slipped twice while walking down the steps of a historic palace. A spokesperson for Clinton did know immediately respond to People’s request for comment.
[CBS TM crew watch Clinton slip down stairs.]
JOHN DICKERSON: Tricky.