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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Don’t Think the Press Did Their Job In This Election, With Very Few Exceptions’

Hillary Clinton continued to express her frustration with the media coverage of the 2016 election in an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein.

As she talked combating the “radical change” she argued the right is pushing, Clinton said, “We don’t control the media environment the same way the right does, it’s harder for our message to get out.”

But at one point, Klein asked her about whether being so realistic makes it harder to “inspire people.”

Clinton said it’s a fair critique, but then said, “I don’t think the press did their job in this election, with very few exceptions.”

She continued:

“So the hard questions about what was real and what was realistic and what could happen with the right kind of election outcome were never really joined. And so I found it frustrating, obviously, because I think I could have defended and lifted up a lot of what I believed we could do. But really, Ezra, when you get 32 minutes in a whole year to cover all policy, how does that work?”

Clinton said it was hard for the press to turn away from Trump because he was “good TV” and she was talking mostly about policy, saying the mentality was “let’s cover the other guy ’cause he’s a lot more fun.”

You can watch the full interview above (the relevant part starts at the 15:30 mark), via Vox.

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