Press "Enter" to skip to content

CLINTON CAMPAIGN CALLS NEW YORK TIMES OUR PRESS

HILLARY CLINTON

[10/19/16]  Hillary Clinton was not happy with a profile written about her by the New York Times, even though her team got to approve what quotes made it into the piece.

The latest batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks revealed that Clinton confided in aides that she was “upset” by a “continued bad relationship” with what the campaign described as “our press.”

Campaign chairman John Podesta emailed members of the campaign in July 2015 to ask about the reaction to a New York Times profile on Clinton written by Mark Leibovich, entitled “Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton.”

“[W]hat’s been the reaction?” Podesta asked in an email with the subject line “Liebovitch” [sic]. “I kind of felt like he wasted the effort. Kind of a reporter’s sketch rather than interesting observation.”

Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri replied that there was “not a lot of reaction.”

“Reaction has been positive–that it is a sympathetic portrait of how hard it is for her,” she said.

Palmieri said that she, along with aides Huma Abedin and Kristina Schake, spoke with Clinton and said that the candidate was “upset” about the article.

“She is unhappy with it,” Palmieri said. “Huma, Kristina, and I did a call with her. She is upset about our continued bad relationship with our press.”

continue-reading-banner