NBC Moderator Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism Over Clinton-Trump Forum Because He Actually Asked Hillary Tough Questions (VIDEO)
HOW COMICAL, MATT LAUER RECEIVES MAJOR CRITICISM BECAUSE HE DIDN’T THROW HILLARY SOFT BALLS AND PROTECT LYING, CROOKED HILLARY …
The LEFT and the liberal MSM headed by the New York Times is losing their mind and crying foul because Matt Lauer actual did what a moderators was supposed to do last night and pressed Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her emails and exposing classified information. How dare he ask her tough questions. How comical that those on the LEFT have suddenly realized that there is no more real journalism in America. But not because of any valid reasons. only because one actually tried to hold Hillary’s feet to the fire. Guess what, that is what the media is supposed to do, irregardless of what political party they are.
Matt Lauer asks, why was it just a mistake and not disqualifying? Liberals are upset that Lauer did not give Hillary Clinton a pass. The LEFT is upset that Lauer did not carry the water for Hillary and deflect that fact that she is a liar and mishandled top secret documents. So the LEFT is upset because some one actually dare vet Hillary and confront her with her reckless and illegal actions.
The judgment as President questions begin at the 4:40 minute mark of video
It was a high-stakes political moment, far from the chummier confines of the “Today” show and, for Matt Lauer, NBC’s stalwart of the morning, a chance to prove his broadcasting mettle on the presidential stage.
The consensus afterward was not kind.
Charged with overseeing a live prime-time forum with Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton — widely seen as a dry run of sorts for the coming presidential debates — Mr. Lauer found himself besieged on Wednesday evening by critics of all political stripes, who accused the anchor of unfairness, sloppiness and even sexism in his handling of the event.
Granted 30 minutes with each candidate, who appeared back-to-back at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, Mr. Lauer devoted about a third of his time with Mrs. Clinton to questions about her use of a private email server, then seemed to rush through subsequent queries about weighty topics like domestic terror attacks.
When an Army veteran in the audience asked Mrs. Clinton to describe her plan to defeat the Islamic State, Mr. Lauer interjected before the candidate could begin her reply.
LAUER: You’re talking about judgment.
CLINTON: … and then makes the decision. Makes the decision, that’s right.
LAUER: So judgment is a key.
CLINTON: Temperament and judgment, yes.
LAUER: The word “judgment” has been used a lot around you, Secretary Clinton, over the last year-and-a-half, and in particular concerning your use of your personal e-mail and server to communicate while you were secretary of state. You’ve said it’s a mistake.
LAUER: You said you made not the best choice. You were communicating on highly sensitive topics. Why wasn’t it more than a mistake? Why wasn’t it disqualifying, if you want to be commander-in- chief?
CLINTON: Well, Matt, first of all, as I have said repeatedly, it was a mistake to have a personal account. I would certainly not do it again. I make no excuses for it. It was something that should not have been done.
But the real question is the handling of classified material, which is I think what the implication of your question was. And for all the viewers watching you tonight, I have a lot of experience dealing with classified material, starting when I was on the Senate Armed Services Committee going into the four years as secretary of state. Classified material has a header which says “top secret,” “secret,” “confidential.” Nothing — and I will repeat this, and this is verified in the report by the Department of Justice — none of the e-mails sent or received by me had such a header.
LAUER: Were some of the e-mails sent or received by you referring to our drone program, our covert drone program?
CLINTON: Yes, because — of course, there were no discussions of any of the covert actions in process being determined about whether or not to go forward. But every part of our government had to deal with questions, and the secretary of state’s office was first and foremost. So there are ways of talking about the drone program…
LAUER: And you said you thought your communications on that were fairly routine?
CLINTON: Well, let me say, the FBI just released their report about their investigation, they discussed drone matters in the unclassified section of their report.
LAUER: But Director Comey also said this after reviewing all the information. He said there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.
CLINTON: Well, Matt, I just respectfully point to the hundreds of experienced foreign policy experts, diplomats, defense officials who were communicating information on the unclassified system because it was necessary to answer questions and to be able publicly to go as far as we could, which was not acknowledging the program.
But I would be in Pakistan, as I was on several occasions. There might very well have been a strike. I would be asked in a public setting, in an interview, about it. It was known to have happened. We had to have an answer that did not move into classified area. And I think we handled that appropriately.
LAUER: You mentioned you’re in Pakistan. Some of the e-mails you sent and received happened while you were overseas. And Director Comey also said that while they have no proof, we assessed that it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail accounts.
CLINTON: Matt, there is no evidence. Of course anything is possible. But what is factual is the State Department system was hacked. Most of the government systems are way behind the curve. We’ve had hacking repeatedly, even in the White House. There is no evidence my system was hacked.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Cable News Ratings Still Show FoxNews on Top of Prime Time
- While MSNBC has topped CNN for the second straight week and CNN falls to #16 of all cable news networks in the 8-11 prime time slot.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – So What Cable Network Has Done The Best at Covering the Conventions?
- I’m partial to Fox News, but some say CNN or MSNBC are covering them better
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Caught on Hot Mic Making Comments Regarding Donald Trumps Wife, Melania Trump (VIDEO)
AND THIS LETCH HAS THE NERVE TO QUESTION WHETHER DONALD TRUMP IS A SEXIST?
Liberal MSM double standard ALERT!!! 70 year old Chris Matthews of MSNBC was caught on a hot mic during NBC network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory speech Tuesday night. Matthews was was caught making oging comments regarding the way Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, walked, stating that “I could watch that runway show.” Hmm, no sexist comments there, huh? But of course in typical liberal, double standard fashion, the MSNBC host has been highly critical of Donald Trump sexist policies and lack of respect for women’s rights.
I guess it takes one to know one, eh Chris? Who’s the sexist?
Click here to catch Chris Matthews comments caught on tape.
“Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,” Matthews said.
It appeared that the 70-year-old “Hardball” host wasn’t aware his comments were being broadcast. “I could watch that runway show,” he added.
Brian Williams, who was co-anchoring the coverage of Trump’s victory, quickly cut to a commercial break. MNSBC declined to comment to Variety about the incident.
Variety posted the story on their website and mentioned some of Matthews’ other sexist moments:
(1) March 5, 2016: Hillary Clinton’s Public Speaking Style
(2) June 1, 2011: Attributes Sarah Palin’s Success to Her Attractiveness
(3) January 9, 2008: Argues Hillary Clinton Is Successful Because Bill Clinton “Messed Around”
(4) December 4, 2007: Compares Clinton to Nurse Ratched
(5) September 27, 2007: Asks former Sen. Chris Dodd If it Was Hard to Debate a Woman, Says Bill Had Her on a “Short Leash”
(6) August 10, 2007: Called Erin Burnett a “Knockout” During a Financial News Segment
(7) June 13, 2005: Clinton Looks ‘Witchy’
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Asks Hillary Clinton What’s the Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist … She Cannot Answer the Question
WHO KNEW THAT CHRIS MATTHEWS COULD ASK SUCH DIFFICULT QUESTIONS?
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews managed to stump Hillary Clinton during a ‘Hard Ball’ interview on the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. Hillary’s response, was only, “I’m Not One”. The Democrat presidential candidate managed to dodge the questions, as usual. However, maybe the answer is with today’s Democrat party, there is no difference between the two. This really wasn’t supposed to be a difficult question posed to Hillary Clinton. However, doesn’t it speak volumes that she cannot and will not answer the question. This should be a red flag to those that call themselves Independents and if there are any Reagan Democrats that still exist.
Matthews said he wanted to “help” Clinton, for his audience, locate herself politically, making the puzzling statement that “nobody” uses the term “socialist” in a derogatory way. Clinton’s challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) identifies as a Democratic socialist.
“What’s the difference between a socialist and a Democrat?” Matthews asked. “Is that a question you want to answer or would you rather not, politically?”
“Well, you’d have to ask–” Clinton started.
“See, I’m asking you,” Matthew said. “You’re a Democrat, he’s a socialist. Would you like somebody to call you a socialist? I wouldn’t want someone calling me a socialist.”
“I’m not one,” she said.
Matthews asked her twice again what the difference was but Clinton spoke over him.
“I’m a progressive Democrat who likes to get things done and who believes that we are better off in this country when we’re trying to solve problems together. Getting people to work together. There will always be strong feelings and I respect that, from, you know, the far right, the far left, libertarians, whoever it might be, but we need to get people working together. We’ve got to get the economy fixed, we’ve got to get all of our problems, you know, really tackled and that’s what I want to do,” Clinton said.
Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked by Chris Matthews what’s the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist? She too failed miserably to answer the question. Mathews said, I used to think there was a big difference. Hmm, used to? Does that mean that even Matthews thinks there is little to no difference?