No Laughing Matter

Hillary Clinton's Hilarious Interview Tour

June 23, 2014

In her series of interviews since just before she left office in 2013 through her current book tour to promote "Hard Choices," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't exactly been put through the wringer.

In fact, as a new Washington Free Beacon video shows, Clinton and her questioner are often so delighted by each other's company that they wind up laughing their heads off. Oftentimes, it's because of a hilarious question about whether she's running for president in 2016, which is followed by a coy response. It's funny every time.

Such reporters as Robin Roberts, Barbara Walters, Steve Kroft and Andrea Mitchell, the latter of whom went to bat for her after a Washington Free Beacon scoop by sniffing it was merely an "anti-Clinton website," haven't vetted Clinton with particular tenacity, despite her status as the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The Washington Post also reported that for the friendly Washington town hall Clinton did with Christiane Amanpour last week on CNN, the network coached the audience to applaud at various points, ostensibly for "television optics." Reporter Erik Wemple concluded that any Democratic hopeful should push for a town hall as well on CNN, calling it "hospitable turf."

As HotAir's Ed Morrissey noted, that kind of media treatment seems unlikely for someone like Ted Cruz or Mitt Romney.

Clinton put it best during a C-SPAN "interview" with her former speechwriter Lissa Muscatine, who pointed out Clinton seemed to be having a ball during these media appearances.

"Well, Lissa, I am having a good time," Clinton said.

Yet, despite the media's adulation, that hasn't stopped Clinton from committing a series of gaffes, mostly stemming from truly strange statements about her family's own wealth. Most recently, she told The Guardian that she's unlike people who are "truly well off," despite the fact she has a net worth upwards of $50 million. Clinton also snapped at a National Public Radio host who continually questioned her about her views on gay marriage.