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WashPost Pundit Gives ‘Politically Savvy’ Hillary a Pass on Pro-Bank Speeches

Posted on 08 February 2016

Washington Post political reporter/pundit Chris Cillizza resolutely (and unpersuasively) denied last April that the media had a pro-Hillary bias. But he certainly exemplified it in his “Monday Fix” column in the newspaper. The topic was Hillary refusing to release transcripts of her six-figure speeches. He correctly noted that her “I’ll look into it” answer to Chuck Todd in Thursday night’s MSNBC debate is code for “not gonna happen.” 

But he clearly didn’t read his own newspaper before claiming that Hillary was far too savvy, and political, and politically savvy, to leave anything damaging in those speech transcripts beyond harmless "standard small talk" to donors: