‘Come On’: Journalists Fire Back After Taking Criticism From Hillary Clinton



Following Hillary Clinton‘s conversation at the Women For Women luncheon on Tuesday with Christiane Amanpour, journalists took to Twitter to voice their disagreement with the former Secretary of State’s assessment of the media during the 2016 campaign.

Some journalists pushed back on the idea that Donald Trump wasn’t pressed hard enough on policy details, specifically against the false claim by Clinton that none of the debate moderators asked Trump for specifics of his plans (NBC’s Lester Holt made this his first question in the debate he moderated):

Glenn Thrush of The New York Times criticized Clinton for, in his estimation, refusing to own up to her own faults as a candidate (Clinton said “I take full responsibility” for losing the election, but also mostly blamed FBI director James Comey and Russian interference for her defeat):

Clinton’s Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri, fired back at Thrush:

Thrush responded:

Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for President Barack Obama who recently founded a progressive podcast network, also pushed back at media reaction from Thrush and others — saying that while Clinton was not blameless in her own loss, the media’s performance in the 2016 election was, likewise, not without flaws:

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