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Jon Stewart Declares Hillary Clinton Declared Her Candidacy On His Program: Video

By | Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 8:24am PDT

Jon Stewart Declares Hillary Clinton Declared Her Candidacy On His Program: VideoAfter giving her a Career Aptitude Test that included such questions as “Would you like (an) office to have corners, or would you like it not to have corners?” and “Do you enjoy constant, nonstop criticism?” —  and after observing how artfully she pivoted his question about her having said she and hubby Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001 to talk about her concern that Stewart’s target demo can’t get ahead in this economy — Jon Stewart concluded last night his The Daily Show guest Hillary Clinton had just declared she was running for POTUS in 2016.
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Bill Maher’s Advice For Hillary Clinton: “Go Away, Otherwise You’re Going To Blow This”

By | Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 1:47pm PDT

Bill Maher’s Advice For Hillary Clinton: “Go Away, Otherwise You’re Going To Blow This”Bill Maher called Hillary Clinton out on his HBO Real Time series Friday night, suggesting that she stay quiet for two years so as not to jeopardize her yet-unannounced bid for the White House — even if she’s on a book tour for her tome Hard Choices.  Maher was specifically zeroing in on Clinton’s recent comment that the former U.S. Presidential family was penniless after leaving the White House in 2001.  ”When you emerge from the financial rut that is the U.S. presidency — talk about a red flag on a resume, when they see that, after you ran the world for eight years,” remarked Maher, “Nobody will hire you.” Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s The Reid Report concurred that the Clintons’ biggest flaws, particularly in the 2008 campaign, stem from their verbal blunders in their “day-to-day slog”.  In the wake of her remarks, Clinton said she was “inartful” in speaking about her wealth, particularly as she vies to empathize with struggling Americans.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash in her public speeches as she has been granting a mix of free and paid ones since her departure from the State Department earlier this year.

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Hot Clip: Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ On Life & Death Of Aaron Swartz

Hot Clip: Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ On Life & Death Of Aaron SwartzEXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton may have turned down Dinesh D’Souza and the producers of the upcoming docu America but fellow potential 2016 Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul answered the call. Unlike the former Secretary of State, the Kentucky Republican appears in the follow-up to 2012’s 2016: Obama’s America, the second-highest-grossing political documentary of all time. “We wanted to have several of the leading contenders for 2016 be a part of the conversation,” producer Gerald Molen told me. “So we invited several leaders including Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul.”

In this clip from the John Sullivan co-directed pic, which comes out later this week in Atlanta and Houston and then goes wide on July 2, Rand joins D’Souza slamming the government’s relentless legal battle against Aaron Swartz:

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Jon Stewart Breaks Down FNC, CNN Hillary Clinton “Exclusive” Interviews On Same Day: Video

By | Thursday June 19, 2014 @ 6:50am PDT

“Good get! They should be proud of themselves for scoring an interview from the Salinger-like recluse Hillary Clinton — a woman whose secretive nationwide book tour had restricted her access to NBC, CBS, ABC twice, and the Arlington Virginia Costco,” Stewart noted. Watch here:
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Hillary Clinton Fares Better On Fox News Channel Than On CNN, Ratings-Wise

By | Wednesday June 18, 2014 @ 2:56pm PDT

Hillary Clinton Fares Better On Fox News Channel Than On CNN, Ratings-WiseFour times as many people watched presumed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appear on Fox News Channel yesterday as watched her on CNN at 5 PM. About 2 million people watched the former Secretary of State tangle with FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier from 6:45-7:15 PM – 313,000 of them in the news demo.

Meanwhile, about 521,000 people watched Christiane Amanpour and audience members question Clinton during a CNN town-hall confab at 5 PM — 115,000 in the news demo. FNC’s The Five clocked a bigger audience in the 5 PM timeslot: 1.88 million, and 336,000 demo viewers.

CNN actually did better with its repeat of the Clinton town hall at 9 p.m., when 593,000 tuned in — 146,000 in the demo — which was the network’s biggest naul of the night (though it came in behind FNC’s The Kelly File (2.126 million, 337,000 demo viewers) and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show (918,000 viewers, 167,000 demo viewers).

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DeadlineNow Morning Report: ESPN Scores With World Cup Ratings, Hillary Clinton Dominates Cable News, Jay Leno To Be Honored (Video)

By | Wednesday June 18, 2014 @ 11:52am PDT
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Morning Report, June 18

World Cup continues to propel ESPN's ratings to record levels, Hillary Clinton wraps up her first “Book Tour” interviews on CNN & Fox, Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor. Dominic Patten reports.

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Hillary Clinton Emerges Largely Unscathed From CNN, Fox News Interviews: Video

By | Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 6:59pm PDT

Hillary Clinton Emerges Largely Unscathed From CNN, Fox News Interviews: Video“She’s running,” CNN’s John King declared after Hillary Clinton’s town hall Q&A on his network this afternoon, part of a media tour purporting to be about her new book, Hard Choices. “Her decision is whether to stop running,” he snarked. “Right now – she’s running.” Clinton, however, said — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — she hasn’t yet made up her mind.

King said he did “not learn a tremendous amount new” from the Q&A, while Christiane Amanpour, who’d done the Clinton interview, did her best impressive imitation of a journalist who was not mulling how to hit King with a blunt instrument. King gave Clinton props for not filibustering and answering questions quickly and clearly so as to tackle a “diversity of questions.” Jake Tapper agreed, noting the town hall setup had quacked like a political campaign format.

Related: Hillary Clinton’s “Book” Tour Begins In Earnest: Video

Extra points if you guessed both the CNN town hall, and Clinton’s grilling at Fox News Channel that followed, would begin with questions about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya. On CNN it took the form of Amanpour asking Clinton whether, in retrospect and “knowing what you know now”, she would have wanted Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attack, to be in Libya on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. “Would you have told him not to go to Benghazi on that day, of all days?” Amanpour asked, as though it was not a rhetorical question. Read More »

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Column: Hillary Clinton Takes “Book Tour” To CNN, Fox News Channel

By | Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 1:56pm PDT

Column: Hillary Clinton Takes “Book Tour” To CNN, Fox News ChannelCNN’s Hillary Clinton Countdown Clock ticked off the minutes until her town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington D.C. begins at 5 PM ET. The event is moderated by the cable news network’s Christiane Amanpour, during which the presumed Democratic presidential candidate will take questions from the public. After that, Clinton is scheduled to do a live interview with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier from that network’s Washington studio, starting at 6:45 PM ET, and then FNC’s Greta Van Susteren will take a crack at her around 7:15 PM ET.

Related: Hillary Clinton’s “Book” Tour Begins In Earnest: Video

LisaDeMoraesColumnClinton has been warming up for this Big Day with dress rehearsals across the TV news landscape, starting with her “surprise guest” appearance on Barbara Walters’ final day on ABC’s The View. Since then, she’s sparred with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer on June 9, chatted with ABC’s Robin Roberts the next morning, and walked around her alma mater with Jane Pauley on June 15. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ Rises, Hillary Clinton Interview Soft

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ABC’s Monday lineup took a ratings hit with Diane Sawyer’s Hillary Clinton interview, DIANE SAWYER, HILLARY CLINTONdropping from 1.5 in 18-49 last week to 1.0 last night. To make room for the interview, the network subbed the two-hour The Bachelorette original with an hourlong Bachelorette recap special (0.9), leading to the Sayer-Clinton chat, which drew a 1.0 in the demo, finishing last in the 9 PM hour among the Big 4 networks. It did better in total viewers with 6.1 million, finishing in second. Clinton also pushed down 10 PM ABC drama Mistresses (0.9), which slipped 25% from last Monday’s season premiere. The most recent ABC News primetime interview special, Barbara Walters’ sit-down with Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Staviano, drew a 1.7 in 18-49 and 7 million viewers with a better lead-in but no promotion. Read More »

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Hillary Clinton’s “Book” Tour Begins In Earnest: Video

By | Friday June 6, 2014 @ 4:41pm PDT

The first video from Hillary Clinton‘s interview with Diane Sawyer aired tonight on World News With Diane Sawyer. The one-hour ABC News primetime special Hillary Clinton: Public And Private – One On One With Diane Sawyer airs Monday at 9 PM ET.

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UPDATE: CBS Gets June 15 Date With Hillary Clinton; CNN’s Clinton Town Hall To Bookend FNC Interview

By | Tuesday June 3, 2014 @ 3:50pm PDT

Hillary-Clinton__130930213209UPDATED: Jane Pauley is taking the last spot on Hillary Clinton’s dance card, on June 15; she’ll interview Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning — about her new book, Hard Choices, the network said this afternoon.

Previous, 8;02 AM: Hillary Clinton‘s “book-promo” dance card is rapidly filling up, as the media is noticing. CNN reported this morning Clinton will participate in a “town hall” meeting, on June 17, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, during which Clinton will take questions from the public. Yes, it’s the same day Clinton’s scheduled to undergo a joint interview with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren, spanning the two anchors’ respective programs, starting on Special Report at about 6:45 PM ET and wrapping with On The Record at about 7:15 PM. CNN’s Newseum event will bookend that FNC appearance — telecast at 5 PM and repeated at 9 PM.

Clinton will warm up for that very big day on a couple broadcast networks. NBC News this morning told TV Newser its Cynthia McFadden will interview Clinton on June 10. And ABC already had announced Diane Sawyer has snagged Clinton’s “first” interview, on June 9, followed the next morning by a sit-down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. In theory, Clinton’s out promoting her new book, Hard Choices.

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Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier, Greta Van Susteren Land Hillary Clinton Interview On June 17

Hillary-Clinton__130930213209Fox News Channel said today that Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will conduct a joint half-hour interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on June 17, spanning the two anchors’ respective programs.foxnewschannel__121107055533__130821210939__130827191454 It will begin on Special Report at about 6:45 PM ET and continue during On The Record until 7:15 PM. The interview will cover an array of topics, including the 2016 presidential election, the 2012 attacks in Benghazi and Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices. Van Susteren most recently interviewed Clinton in January 2013.

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ABC’s Hillary Clinton Interview Orgy Scheduled For June 9-10

BARBARA WALTERS, HILLARY CLINTON, ROSIE O'DONNELL (IN AUDIENCE)Four days after Hillary Clinton was a “surprise guest” on Barbara Walters’ final day on ABC’s The View, the network announced Diane Sawyer would interview Clinton during a one-hour ABC News primetime special on Monday, June 9 at 9 PM, in conjunction with Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices. But, even before that primetime special, excerpts from the interview will air that night on World News With Diane Sawyer at 6:30 PM. Excerpts from that sit-down also will run across other ABC News programs and platforms, including Nightline, ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne and Fusion.

Then, if that’s not enough Clinton, Robin Roberts will have the first live interview with the former Secretary of State, Senator and FLOTUS on ABC’s Good Morning America the next morning, June 10.

Clinton’s book is published by Simon & Schuster – a division of CBS Corp.

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Sarah Palin Talks Abortion With Mario Lopez To Plug ‘Amazing America’: Video

Sarah Palin has a new reality series, Amazing America, on Sportsman “Red, Wild & Blue” Channel that this week features the world championship duck calling contest in Arkansas.  So, naturally she and Mario Lopez discussed abortion and Hillary Clinton‘s pregnant daughter on Extra. Watch here:

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‘Home Improvement’ Campaigned For Hillary Clinton In 1995, Newly Released Memo Says

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 3:20pm PST

hillary clinton 2013Reporters Who Cover Politics today pored over thousands of formerly withheld documents from the Clinton White House released from the National Archives. With Hillary Clinton already an official presumed presidential candidate in 2016, as NBC and CNN learned the hard way, the reporters are keeping a sharp eye out for anything Hillary-related — including a 1995 suggestion by her then-press secretary that the First Lady guest star on an episode of ABC’s Home Improvement, found by New York magazine:

Little did they know that another First Lady would make a sitcom appearance less than 20 years later.

Related: ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Gets Ratings Bump With Guest Michelle Obama

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Super Bowl XLVIII: The Good, The Bad, The Ads

Super Bowl 2014Super Bowl XLVIII: total bust as a game, middling year for ads –  though outrage was tearing up Twitter by the time the game sputtered to a close over a Coke commercial in which “America the Beautiful” was sung in many languages over images of people of many ethnic and religious backgrounds spending quality time with family and friends.  Rants ranged from :

Nice to see that Coke likes to sing an AMERICAN song in the terrorist’s language. Way to go Coke. You can leave America

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Glad to see the that #boycottcoke thing. That way we can clearly spot every bigot, racist and moron in the country & keep them from our kids.

The ad, ironically, called “It’s Beautiful,” also marked the first time a gay couple had been included in a Super Bowl ad, according to GLAAD, but that kind of got drowned out in all the mud-slinging under the banners #SpeakAmerican and #BoycottCoke.

The game started strong with Joe Namath, in a fly 70′s fur coat, botching the coin toss, which we didn’t think could be done. Namath’s coat went on to bigger and better things, becoming a hashtag phenomenon on Twitter. Despite high prices paid for A-list celebrity endorsements, it was Rob Riggle who seemed to get the most career mileage out of this year’s crop of game ads — including  screen time in both a faux movie trailer, Escape to East Rutherford, and a Ford Fusion … Read More »

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Lionsgate In Early Talks To Back Hillary Clinton Film ‘Rodham’

By | Monday December 2, 2013 @ 4:28pm PST
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Hillary Clinton Movie LionsgateEXCLUSIVE: After setting a Thanksgiving Weekend record with Jennifer Lawrence’s female protagonist Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate is eyeing another film with a strong female heroine. The mini-major is in early talks to back Rodham, a feature about the formative years of former First Lady and Secretary State and potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. No actress has yet been set to play Clinton, but several prominent ones are circling, I’m told.

This is the project that James Ponsoldt wants to make his directorial follow-up to The Spectacular Now, based on the Black List script by Young Il Kim. Produced by Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, Rodham covers Hillary when she was a hotshot young lawyer in D.C. and was torn between flourishing in Capitol Hill or going back to Arkansas to rekindle a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, a law teacher named Bill Clinton, who didn’t want to leave home.

Related: Will ‘Rodham’ Affect Hillary Clinton In 2016?

Lionsgate seems a better outlet for a formative years film on the former Hillary Rodham than either NBC, which planned a miniseries based on her life, or CNN, which planned a documentary. Both projects were scrapped after the Republican National Committed voted to bar both networks from their 2016 presidential debates because of perceived bias.

Ponsoldt is repped by UTA and Brillstein.

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Hillary Clinton To Co-Host ‘Mandela’ Screening With Colin Powell & John McCain

Once again, Nelson Mandela is breaking down barriers. This time it is American political barriers for the upcoming Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom. The Weinstein Company said today that former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell as well as 2008 GOP Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will co-host a special screening of the Justin Chadwick-directed film at the Kennedy Center. It will take place in DC on November 20 with Weinstein Co co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Chadwick and co-star Naomie Harris set to attend. This latest Mandela screening in DC comes the same day college students will be able to see the film for free in Georgetown as part of an 8-city tour the Weinsteins and Coke-Cola are offering across the country. It also comes just over two weeks after a special screening of the film was held at the White House with star Idris Elba among those in attendance with President Obama and longtime supporter Weinstein. Read More »

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NBC News Poll Explains Why NBC Entertainment Was Naive About Hillary Clinton Miniseries

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 7:14am PST

NBC News this morning illustrated why it was naive of NBC Entertainment to have assumed it could air a Hillary Clinton miniseries before Clinton declared her intentions about another possible run at the White House, as if that formality still mattered in the rough and tumble of political life (NBC News was among the parties unhappy about the now-dead project):

NBC NEWS POLL: CHRISTIE TRAILS CLINTON IN HYPOTHETICAL 2016 MATCH-UP, FACES DIVIDED GOP

WASHINGTON, DC– Nov. 12, 2013– A new NBC News poll reveals that in a hypothetical 2016 general election match up, 44 percent of all adults would support Hillary Clinton, while 34 percent would support Chris Christie. The rest of respondents either preferred another candidate, said they would not vote, or were undecided.
The poll – conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International after Gov. Christie’s resounding re-election victory last week – also contains this other result:  Democratic primary voters are significantly more unified about a potential Clinton candidacy than Republican primary are about a possible Christie bid.
Thirty-two percent of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents say they would vote for Christie in a GOP presidential primary, while 31 percent prefer another Republican candidate.
By comparison, 66 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning respondents say they’d back Clinton in a Democratic primary, versus just 14 percent who say they’d vote for another candidate.

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