The persistence of Hillary

Hillary Clinton appeared with Tim Kaine for an interview by Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes yesterday. CBS News has posted the video and transcript here.

Let us say that Pelley comported himself with Madam Hillary in an extremely deferential manner. This isn’t exactly surprising. CBS News presents an aggravated case of media bias. It is run by the brother of Obama’s national security liar and Pelley himself is a rabid Democratic partisan. See, e.g., Sharyl Attkisson’s Stonewalled. (I wrote about this aspect of the book in “The Attkisson file.”)

Michael Warren explores what 60 Minutes left out of the interview as broadcast here. Pelley asked her one pointed question about her email scandal in the part of the interview that was broadcast:

Scott Pelley: Why did you do that? Have the private email servers?

Hillary Clinton: You know, Scott, other people did have– other secretaries of state, other high-ranking members of administrations, plural– and it was recommended that it would be convenient, and I thought it would be. It’s turned out to be anything but.

Pelley of course let it go at that. Hillary is a pathological liar of the Clintonian persuasion, somewhat less adept than her perjurious and disbarred husband. Here I will give you the bottom line Power Line’s fact check of Clinton’s assertion. Under the Washington Post rating system: Four Pinocchios. Under the PolitiFact rating system: Pants on fire.

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