Hillary Paid NYTimes $100K for Endorsement. And Now This PR Stunt...
Hillary Clinton. She's just like you. Or not. Let's go with not.
In not-just-like-you fashion, the Clintons donated $100,000 to the New York Times in 2008... who then endorsed her. Surprise! Don't suppose that little fact could be why the paper essentially campaigned for Hillary, do you?
It did. In a scathing expose from the Free Beacon (who really do great work), we learn that the Times was planning to endorse then candidate Barack Obama - but with one whopping donation and a phone call, the outcome changed.
“The Times editorial board was, apparently, planning to endorse Barack Obama in the New York primary; the Clinton campaign, getting wind of this, called upon one of its major financial supporters [Steven Rattner], the best friend and principal adviser of Arthur Sulzberger Jr.,” Michael Wolff wrote inVanity Fair.
“Rattner is thought to have petitioned Sulzberger, and Sulzberger thereupon overruled his editorial board, which then backed Clinton.”
The Clintons are all about show. And buying help. Unless, of course, that help is their actual staff.
But remember, Hillary's just like you. If you regularly gave six figure sums to publications in order to buck journalism ethics.
Lest ye forget that fact, the Clinton campaign is making waves (very little ones), by going "cheap" in an attempt to make not only Hillary, but her entire staff, just like you!
The Washington Post ran a story yesterday featuring John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman, riding a bus and *gasp* using his very own cell phone. But he's not the only one. Apparently there's an "honor roll" bus board at campaign headquarters featuring those who've helped the campaign stay, uhm, cheap.
Ready to accessorize? http://t.co/7NsxqmNAB1 http://t.co/TH1h5tqeeB— John Podesta (@John Podesta) 1432914770.0
John Podesta? The dude's reported worth is $36 million. He could outfit the whole place with their own cell phones and chauffeurs. Hell, he probably eats Grey Poupon. He's not just like you. Neither is Hillary.
The Clintons aren't cheap. They buy newspaper endorsements and accept millions from foreign governments. They're just a cheap trick.