Boston Herald’s Clinton Obsession Is Hill-arious

February 25, 2015

The feisty local tabloid has a hill-acious dislike of Hillary Rodham Clinton, with today’s edition serving as Exhibit Umpteen.

Start with the page 2 column by the always unreadable Adriana Cohen, who rattles on about salary inequality in both the Obama White House and Clinton’s training-wheels-up presidential campaign.

Last April [Clinton] tweeted, “20 years ago, women made 72 cents on the dollar to men. Today it’s still just 77 cents. More work to do. #EqualPay #NoCeilings.”Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 11.50.35 AM

Now flash forward to today — she’s reportedly given the top jobs, and salaries, on her exploratory presidential campaign staff to men.

But that’s not all.

Back when she was a U.S. senator for New York, reports are now surfacing that she paid women on her staff only 72 cents to a man’s dollar. Proof she’s no champion of women.

 

Okay, then.

Next page, Tom Shattuck’s column about a softball interview with Elizabeth Warren on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Into the middle of his rant (he called MSNBC “America’s most shamelessly partisan cable ‘news’ channel” – didn’t he read this?), Shattuck drops an H-bomb.

All anyone really cared about Warren this week wasn’t the middle-class hammering thing. Monday was the day the hated conservative genius Karl Rove’s video went viral — brilliantly using Warren’s own words, in her own voice, in a video to hammer Hillary Clinton.

 

Okay, then.

Moving along in our madcap review, say hello to Joe Fitzgerald, who serves up some Clinton evergreens.

Are you, too, tired of looking at Hillary Clinton?

It infuriates her when anyone suggests she rode her husband’s coattails to prominence, but who was she before Bill’s star began to rise?

Indignantly assuring us she was “no Tammy Wynette, standing by her man” when it was revealed her man was a lecher, she raged against a “vast right-wing conspiracy” for making his philandering public.

As Secretary of State, when asked by Sen. Ron Johnson if she had any thoughts on the motives behind the murders of four Americans in the attack at Benghazi, she snapped, “At this point, what difference does it make?”

 

Okay, then.

Next up: Jonah Goldberg’s syndicated column on the op-ed page.

Hillary searches for true (’16) self

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 12.37.22 PMPR gurus can’t hide her opportunistic quest for power

“Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald’s Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JC Penney or
J. Crew?”

That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Clinton’s effort to figure out her “brand.” To that end, she has recruited a team of corporate marketing specialists to “help imagine Hillary 5.0.”

After decades of public life, even Clinton doesn’t really know who she is — or at least who she should be this time around.

 

But the Herald sure does.


Boston Herald: Clinton Not Worth a Hill of Beans

December 4, 2014

From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk

Former First Lady/U.S. Senator/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-Bill’s Not Here) is in town today to pick up a few bucks and drop a few pearls of wisdom.

From the Boston Globe’s Names section:

 

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From the Globe’s (new!) Business section:

 

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So, according to the Globe – twice – the event is sold out. Wouldn’t know it from looking at the Boston Herald, though.

 

MA_BH

 

That’s accompanied by this Tom Shattuck piece.

In spirit of holidays, go see poor Hillary Clinton

Ex-first lady needs all the help she can get

Hillary Rodham Clinton

It was a speech for the ages. Hillary Clinton’s rousing oratory at Georgetown University yesterday brought the packed house to their feet.

The problem? Their feet were elsewhere.

In fact, it was a humiliating day for Madame Secretary as many, many seats remained empty, a feat which at this moment in time could only have been matched with a cameo by Bill Cosby.

 

Shattuck goes on to say, “[I]n the spirit of the holiday season, I implore you to attend [today’s event]. In the words of her home state predecessor, Robert F. Kennedy, ‘I dream of things … and ask why not?’ Seriously, why not?”

Uh . . . because it’s sold out? Not to get technical about it.