(WASHINGTON TIMES) Telling the Fourth Estate that it has a “special responsibility” in an election cycle like this one, Hillary Clinton on Friday urged journalists to keep up tough coverage of Donald Trump, and said that any news organization targeted by the Republican presidential nominee should be proud.
Mrs. Clinton, who has come under fire for rarely answering reporters’ questions and almost never holding legitimate press conferences, tried to put herself squarely on the side of the media. Speaking to a joint meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Mrs. Clinton recited many of Mr. Trump’s ugly clashes with the press and said journalists have a civic duty to keep after the billionaire businessman.
“He talks about curtailing press freedom as well. We need to stand up as a country and say, ‘Donald Trump doesn’t represent who are are and what we believe,’” she said.
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