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CNN’s Stelter: Did Hillary Make ‘Conscious Choice’ to Pick Female Interviewers?

Here’s something you may not have realized about all the big interviews Hillary Clinton is giving to news networks: with the exception of Bret Baier, all of the reporters interviewing her are women. And CNN’s Brian Stelter couldn’t help but wonder if this was a deliberate decision on Clinton’s part to have all these female interviewers, from a live town hall with Christiane Amanpour to an interview with Greta Van Susteren.

Stelter observed that generally “nothing is a coincidence” when it comes to the Clintons, though someone close to the Clintons told him they didn’t plan this in advance. But Stelter’s skeptical, and told Brooke Baldwin having women asking all the questions “affects the tone of the conversation.”

Baldwin wondered if this has to do with Clinton appealing to female voters down the road, while Stelter suggested it would mean questions on issues like Monica Lewinsky that might make Clinton uncomfortable. Because it’s not just Amanpour and Van Susteren, it’s also Jane Pauley and Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts and Cynthia McFadden.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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