In a cozy interview with Chelsea Clinton, aired on Thursday’s NBC Today, about her mother’s upcoming speech at the Democratic National Convention,, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over Republican attacks on Hillary Clinton: “As a daughter, Chelsea...what was it like to sit and watch a television and hear people in an arena chanting ‘lock her up,’ hear Donald Trump say ‘crooked Hillary’? How do you digest that?"



Think of the magazine Glamour and naturally thoughts turn to … left-wing politics. The women’s  magazine hosted a Facebook Live conversation with Chelsea Clinton and avid Hillary supporters Lena Dunham and America Ferrara as part of Glamour's 51 million initiative. In this year's election, 51 million women under the age of 45 will be eligible to vote, and Hillary Clinton has an edge with that demographic. Glamour is doing what it can to increase that edge.

The best quote of the event was Chelsea Clinton's impassioned plea that Americans come out to vote, despite gender differences. "So I would just say urgently to every young woman, and yes every young man, um, every person who may not know their gender yet, or may have no gender identity -- whatever you care about is at stake in this election!" 



It’s hard to imagine a network journalist repeatedly grilling Chelsea Clinton over her father’s sexual misconduct and poor treatment of women. But co-host Norah O’Donnell hammered Ivanka Trump on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning. O’Donnell highlighted the New York Times piece investigating Mr. Trump and reminded, “It says many of the women interviewed, quote, ‘reveal unwelcomed romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct.’” 



A couple of weeks ago I heard the National Symphony perform Shostakovich’s symphony commemorating war and revolution, his Symphony 11. There was not much lyricism to it, not even a dulcet tune one could leave the symphony hall whistling. It was all ominous rumbling and groaning, with the tympani madly thundering away. Nonetheless, it was very affecting. After all, this 1957 work was about Russia on the road to the Bolshevik Revolution and the horrors of Lenin, then Stalin, his purges and Gulag, followed by the carnage of World War II. Rumble on. Rumble on.

 



People magazine interviewed Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in the latest issue for a "Campaign Trail Scrapbook" and reporter Sandra Sobieraj Westfall brought the usual syrup. On the table of contents, over a picture of Chelsea resting her head on Hillary's shoulder, they aid "As voting begins, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton reveal the personal side to this year's raucous race to the White House."

Over a two-page photo of the two women, People's headline for the story was "On The Road: In an unexpectedly tough race, the former Secretary of State has her daughter and "blissful" playdates with granddaughter Charlotte to keep her going strong."



She's is her mid-30s, politically-connected and wealthy because of it, and a Clinton campaign surrogate. So it's about darn time that the media stop treating Chelsea Clinton as off-limits, Jack Shafer of Politico writes in a column today headlined, "Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End."



Hillary Clinton conducted interviews on four of the five major Sunday morning talk shows (the lone omission being Fox News Sunday) and while CNN’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and even CBS’s John Dickerson asked questions of substance, the fourth interview offered a stark contrast with former Clinton official and Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos giving her a measly three questions on ABC’s This Week.



Yesterday, we noted With All Due Respect's report on Chelsea Clinton's absurd attack on Bernie Sanders, in which Chelsea claimed Sanders would "strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance." John Heilemann rightly called Chelsea's line a "lie." Today, Heilemann reported that he and co-host Mark Halperin have received "a lot of blowback," i.e. criticism, from fellow MSM members for their report. 

Heilemann chalked up the MSM's criticism up to its "muscle memory" in not reporting on a president's child. I'd say the real reason for the MSM's reticence is its tendency to rally around liberals of all sorts, and certainly not to accuse them of a "lie"—even when the evidence of it is, as in this case, indisputable.



Proving that there is nothing and no one she won't sacrifice on the altar of her political ambition, Hillary Clinton today sent her daughter Chelsea out to smear Bernie Sanders by claiming his health care plan would "strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance."  On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin repeatedly said he was "stunned" by the attack. John Heilemann put in blunter terms, flatly calling the attack a "lie."

Last night I suggested that Hillary's lurch left in suddenly proposing a big tax increase on the rich suggested panic on her part. But what she pulled today makes yesterday's panic pale in comparison. Let's call it a sign of craven hysteria.



On Monday, the major network evening newscasts all alluded to Donald Trump criticizing Bill and Hillary Clinton by bringing up Clinton’s numerous bouts of sexual misconduct from the 1990's, but chose not to remind viewers of what those scandals actually were and instead deflected away from that by touting the Clintons going for a walk over the weekend with daughter Chelsea and granddaughter Charlotte. 



Just after the undercard Republican presidential debate began on Tuesday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC offered previews of the impending “freewheeling and fiery slugfest” debate and contrasted that with plenty of laudatory rhetoric for “grown up” Hillary Clinton as she spoke in Minnesota about ISIS and “slamm[ed] Republicans for fearmongering.”



Those folks at the Associated Press sure are "clever."

Those looking for information about Hillary Clinton's damning email to her daughter Chelsea indicating that Mrs. Clinton knew that a planned operation by Al Qaeda — and not an Internet video — was behind the Benghazi attacks which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others trying to save him will find nothing at all at the AP's national site in a search (not in quotes) on "Hillary Chelsea":