Hillary Clinton partially blamed outlets like Fox News, Breitbart
News, and swindling website Infowars for her presidential
campaign detriment last year.
During an talk compelling her new book on the renouned podcast
“Pod Save America,” hosted by communications staffers who worked
in President Barack Obama’s White House, Clinton pronounced that her
campaign was hampered by the “dedicated promotion channels”
on the right.
“That’s what we call Fox News. It has outlets like Breitbart and
crazy Infowars and things like that,” she said.
The former secretary of state pronounced that her campaign
underestimated the adversarial media sourroundings on the
right, fueled by Russian division and the widespread of
misinformation on social media sites like Facebook.
“We were late to that,” Clinton said. “We did not know how
a reality TV campaign would so browbeat the media environment.”
Though the digital media landscape includes numerous
left-leaning outlets, Clinton also warned that
Democrats are “still going to face a very formidable media
environment” in the future, and that they need to rise their
own ideological media sources.
“We got to find a way to mangle by — obviously, more
podcasts, some-more other ways of communicating so voices can be heard
and genuine positions can be understood, is partial of it,” Clinton
said. “But we’re still at a disadvantage.”
Throughout the campaign, Clinton mostly eschewed Fox, appearing
only a handful of times on the news side of the network during
the campaign with hosts like Chris Wallace and Bret Baier.
Though Clinton singled out right-leaning outlets and conspiracy
theorists, she has also criticized other mainstream outlets for
their coverage of the campaign.
In her new book “What
Happened,” Clinton admonished The New York Times
for its coverage of the review into her use of a
private email server, which she argued commanded coverage for much
of the media.
“The Times, as usual, played an outsize role in moulding coverage
of my emails via the election,” Clinton wrote. “To me, the
paper’s proceed felt schizophrenic.”