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S.E. Cupp: Clinton’s ‘Humiliating’ Rope Line Was Media’s Fault

cuppA CNN panel roundly criticized the Hillary Clinton campaign for keeping press members behind a moving rope line during Clinton’s Independence Day march Saturday, which created some unfortunate visuals for both the campaign and the journalists who complied with its request.

On that note, commentarian S.E. Cupp said the political press needed to grow some backbone. “This is humiliating for reporters who have to abide by Hillary Clinton’s rules of journalism,” she said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning.

“And it’s not just this. It’s the entire campaign. She has kept them at a distance, she barely answers questions, there’s all these rules. And actually I don’t blame her, I blame reporters who put up with this. The second they decide we’re not doing this anymore, we’re not going to cover your glossy events the way you want it, then she’ll be forced to change this behavior.”

Cupp predicted that the image of the press behind the rope line would function as Michael Dukakis’ tank moment did in 1988, a visual encapsulation of a candidate’s weakness.

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