- The Washington Times - Monday, December 5, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The New York Times has officially lost it.

On Saturday, it tweeted a picture of Hillary Clinton in a grocery store with two other shoppers, and captioned it: “Some Americans have found a new folk hero in a familiar face: Hillary Clinton, comfortably dressed in suburban retiree.”

Wow. The attempts to humanize her continue. Doesn’t The Times realize the election is over? Or perhaps they’re trying to do their best to get her to run in 2020 — by showing the more “human” side to her — whether it be grocery shopping or talking a walk in the woods.

A “folk hero” though? I mean, she is a millionaire shopping in Westchester County, one of the richest suburbs in the U.S.

“Within hours of her loss, a steady stream of photos began surfacing of supporters posing with [Clinton] as she took part in lazy-day activities: There’s Hillary, walking in the woods of Chappaqua, New York; Hillary browsing the aisles at an independent bookstore; Hillary shopping for Thanksgiving dinner at the market; and Hillary walking in the woods of Chappaqua again, this time with Bill,” The Times wrote.

The story pointed out a Clinton aide started a Twitter account titled @HRCInTheWild for “spontaneous sightings” and selfies with supporters.

Really, a paid Clinton aide started a website for all things “spontaneous”?

Is this what fake news looks like?

“But the real message is in the visuals,” The Times gushed. “In each photograph, Mrs. Clinton smiles warmly. Her face is free of makeup, her hair undone. She wears practical layers — leggings, turtlenecks, patterned fleeces, fun scarves.”

Gag me now. Mrs. Clinton — is just like us, regular folks!

Well, only if you live outside of New York City, in an expensive, progressive suburb.


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