- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The liberal news media has supported Hillary Clinton for a quarter of a century, according to a new study by Rich Noyes, a senior research analyst with Newsbusters.com, a conservative press watchdog. The likely Democratic presidential nominee has a long history of support from friendly journalists who have provided coverage that verges on adoration.

“Far from impeding Hillary Clinton’s career with hostile coverage, the establishment media have enabled her political rise with what amounts to a 25-year-long infomercial on her behalf: admiring testimonials about her greatness, and nasty slams against her critics,” stated Mr. Noyes in the report, the first of eight separate studies which provide ample evidence of a pro-Clinton media.

Some reporters like to paint Mrs. Clinton as a victim of negative attention, only to emerge as a heroine in their stories.

“On July 27, the Democratic Party will officially nominate Hillary Clinton to be their candidate for president this fall. Clinton’s supporters in the media have argued that her rise has been all the more remarkable because she has supposedly endured ‘unfair’ and ‘hostile’ treatment from the national media,” said Mr. Noyes, citing two examples.

“She has run against the wind, against the tide of coverage,” noted MSNBC in April, while CBS insisted Mrs. Clinton would “continue to get a pretty tough press because she is powerful now.”

Mr. Noyes said this particular pattern has been in place since Mrs. Clinton ran for the White House in 2008. Much of the coverage has been protective and often melodramatic.

“While conservative columnists and commentators have certainly criticized Clinton’s liberal, big government policies — and her involvement in more major scandals than any national political figure other than her husband — the liberal media establishment has spent years celebrating Clinton as an ‘icon of American woman-hood,’ while fiercely attacking those who would challenge her ethics,” Mr. Noyes said.

His initial report reaches back to 1992, when Newsweek called Mrs. Clinton “the most fabulous woman in history” while Time magazine gushed, “Hillary Rodham Clinton will define for women that magical spot where the important work of the world and love and children and an inner life all come together.”

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