It’s come to this. Because the entire American media establishment could not bring itself to ask Hillary Clinton about her 1975 defense of a child rapist, the task fell to, of all places, a British parenting website called Mumsnet.
The website asked its readers—aka “mumsnetters”—to submit questions for the former secretary of state, who took part in a webcast-style interview over the weekend. One of those questions prompted Clinton to make her first public comments on the rape case since the Free Beacon unearthed previously unpublished audio tapes of Clinton discussing it in the early 1980s, a story that broke nearly a month ago, on June 15.
Gallup is out with a new survey that gauges voter priorities ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November. It also asked voters which party they thought was best suited to address these priorities.
On the two issues voters said were most important—the economy and the budget deficit—Republicans scored better. On the three issues voters said were least important—immigration, global warming, and same-sex marriage—Democrats were seen as most competent (albeit just barely with respect to immigration).
While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News’ DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are “happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.