Clinton Admits She’ll Put ‘Coal Miners’ Out Of Work, Network Morning Shows Silent

Posted on Tue 03/15/2016 by

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Julia Seymour01By Julia A Seymour ~

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently admitted her policies would put a certain group of people out of work, which could cost her support if the liberal media reported it.

At a CNN/TV One town hall event in Ohio on March 13, Clinton said, “[W]e’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Right, Tim? And we’re gonna make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people.” She later added that the nation would need to move away from coal and “all” other fossil fuels.

The broadcast networks said nothing about her remark the following morning.

Meanwhile outlets including Mother Jones, Mediaite.com, The Dallas Morning News business blog and a host of conservatives sites reported Clinton’s statement. The Dallas Morning News headline said, “Hillary Clinton gave Texans in coal, fracking more to dread if elected.”

Mother Jones called it an “unforced error” and suggested it would wind up “as a sound bite in attack ads in coal states during the general election.”

Perhaps that’s why the broadcast network morning shows on March 14 failed to mention what she’d said.

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota suggested on March 14, that Clinton was “a little too honest” about putting coal miners out of business.

“There was a moment in last night’s town hall where Hillary Clinton talked about the future of coal miners and some people felt that she might have been a little too honest,” Camerota said, according to Raw Story. “There’s this expression, this old political expression that a gaffe is defined when, you know, a politician accidentally tells the truth. And so, was it, was it right for her to say, we’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of business?”

Julia A. Seymour Contributes posts at the NewsBusters site where she is an Assistant Managing Editor for the Business & Media Institute of the Media Research Center.

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