Gaffe insurance: Hillary excluding media as she warms up in Iowa

When you’re Hillary Clinton, you make the rules, because...well, you’re Hillary Clinton, and you put up with a philandering husband all those years, and damn it, you deserve the presidency.  So, well aware of how much practice she needs in faking sincerity, Hillary Clinton is starting her campaign schedule with events not open to the public and with limited media access.

The Des Moines Register reports:

Just two small events were announced: She'll do an educational roundtable at a branch campus of Kirkwood Community College and do a business roundtable at Capital City Fruit in Norwalk, a small town just south of Des Moines. Neither event will be open to the public, and there will be limited access to the news media. (emphasis added)

Practice probably won’t make perfect, but it may make good enough, especially with a cooperative media on her side.  As Breitbart reported, she has already held private meetings with hand-picked media lackeys:

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, and a half-dozen reporters from CNN  were reportedly among the media elites that attended an off-the-record New York dinner with Hillary Clinton’s advisers on Friday evening ahead of her Sunday campaign announcement.

According to CNN’s Brian Stelter, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, David Muir, and Stephanopoulos, who was Bill Clinton’s White House communications director and originated the “war on women” narrative against Republicans and Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign, CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, who recently asked one-sided questions to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) unlike the softballs she threw at President Barack Obama during a pre-Super Bowl interview, MSNBC’s Scarborough, who relishes every opportunity to bash Republicans to be in the good graces of NYC-DC elites, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, Politico’s Mike Allen, and reporters from CNN, which has been accused of being the “Clinton News Network,” were among those who attended the dinner, which Clinton pollster Joel Benenson reportedly hosted.

We all know the game: cooperate, and when Hillary is back in the White House, you will be rewarded.

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