Rachel Maddow: Media Scrutiny Of Hillary Full Of ‘Nonsense,’ ‘Stupidity’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that she believed a lot of the negative coverage of Hillary Clinton in the wake of her email scandal was “nonsense,” and that she worried about whether or not the national media could cover the Clintons fairly. (VIDEO: Turkish Reporter Asks Hillary Clinton The World’s Stupidest Question)

Maddow defended Clinton from mockery over her claim that she set up a private email because she was incapable of putting two emails on one phone. “As recently as 2009, it was not possible for me to have a work e-mail and my private e-mail on the same device. And so therefore, I made the decision to carry two devices rather than give up my private email, because MSNBC said I needed a work e-mail…”

“I think the bottom line here is that there’s a real question as to whether or not Hillary Clinton gets vetted effectively and fairly as a presidential candidate, particularly one who’s not have challenging primary, given the amount of static about everything she does,” she said. “The media noise and static and nonsense around her is so loud.” (VIDEO: MSNBC Host Challenges Media Matters Founder’s Flimsy Defense Of Hillary)

“It’s very hard to have effective reporting that people might actually care about, about what she would be like as a national leader,” she complained. “Seeing the scrum this week and a lot of the stupidity in the coverage of this issue, I worry about whether we’ll be served by a beltway press corps that doesn’t know how to talk about either Bill or Hillary Clinton without treading into real nonsense.”

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