Hillary Clinton will only speak to black and Latino journalists at her first press conference since Dec. 4, 2015.
Clinton is holding a press conference at the Washington, DC, Marriott on Friday that’s open only to members of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, according to a press release.
“It is notable that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has recognized the 2016 NABJ-NAHJ Convention as a vital gathering to discuss her platform and the issues impacting black and Latino communities,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover.
It’s unknown whether she’ll take questions, but given her past hostility to the press, it’s doubtful unless the questions are given to her ahead of time.
Friday’s press conference will only fuel speculation she’s pandering to minority voters while keeping a tight leash on the press to protect her fake image.
“She gets her message out in ways that are completely controlled, but American citizens deserve better,” Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan once wrote, a rare admission from the anti-Trump outlet.
The Clinton campaign even physically lassoed reporters with ropes to keep them from approaching Hillary Clinton during a parade in July 2015.
Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate pic.twitter.com/9S7CpVt7x4
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015
“Campaign events are carefully stage managed, with reporters getting few opportunities to question the candidate,” the Huffington Post admitted. “Journalists privately met… to discuss grievances over access on the campaign trail — from not receiving timely logistical information to being kept too far from the candidate at public events or kept completely out of fundraisers.”
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