Morning Joe Mocks Hillary Clinton's Shouting: Does She Know Her Microphone Works?

February 3, 2016

MSNBC's Morning Joe panel ripped Hillary Clinton's loud style of delivery in recent speeches on Wednesday, with one reporter observing she came off as "unrelaxed."

Reporter Bob Woodward opened the discussion and said, "some of these past policies have not been great. I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery, oddly enough."

"She shouts. There is something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating," Woodward said.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough followed the thought, saying, "Last night I was watching her, and I said to myself, has nobody told her that the microphone works?"

This spurred a conversation that revolved around Clinton’s tactics to engage audiences in her recent speeches.  It was suggested by GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson that the loud and feisty nature of her speeches was meant to support her message to her viewers about how she is fighting for them.

That  was contrasted by ABC's Cokie Roberts, who brought up recent polling for Clinton and stated that in the experience category, she gets an 88 percent.  However, when the public was asked if she "cares about people like them," she polled at a 22 percent against opponent Bernie Sanders.

"This is part of the baggage, but it's also, I’m sorry to dwell on the tone issue, but there is something here where Hillary Clinton suggests she's almost not comfortable with herself, and you know self-acceptance is something that you communicate on television," Woodward said.

Anderson compared her to Sanders by implying that through his calm demeanor, he believes what he is saying to his audience.