Clinton campaign uses media power to kill story

The Politico’s Ben Smith has the story on this.  Basically the Clinton campaign pressured CQ Magazine into dropping a story that was not flattering to the campaign by threatening to withhold access to Bill Clinton.

Now, while such a move is understandable, especially where a major negative press story could significantly damage a campaign, but this type of behavior both from the Clinton camp and from the media is disturbing because it prevents a full reading and understanding of what’s going on.

As you can see from my last post, I believe in free speech and freedom of information.  So when I see someone who is running for President of the United States who is willing to use tactics like these to create de facto prior restraint, I cringe.  I suppose this serves to remind me why I will not be caucusing for Hillary Clinton in January.

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About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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