Reporters Raucously Applaud Hillary, Softball Questions to Her at Their Own Conference

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Showing how much the liberal media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton in this election, reporters at the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on Friday afternoon wildly applauded Clinton’s far-left answers to a slew of softball questions about immigration, the electorate, and even whether she has any black friends. 

The gathered journalists had already given Clinton a friendly reception during her speech before NBC’s Kristen Welker and Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro came out to moderate the question and answer session (not to be confused with the press conferences she’s avoided for the last 245 days) and Montenegro went immediately to a series of questions from the left on amnesty and immigration. 

Montenegro’s first lengthy question emphasized that Latinos care about a variety of issues, but also that immigration remains paramount due to the lack of immigration reform. She then asked Clinton “walk us through the steps” to get it done and past Republicans:

Many Latinos are discouraged by the lack of immigration reform. They believe their vote has been taken for granted. We know what your position is, but what I would like for you to do is to walk us through the steps — how will you get immigration reform, something that President Obama was not able to do so that Latinos can believe that something is going to happen. That their vote, again, is not being taken for granted considering that the House, at least the House, will remain under Republican control. 

Like a true minion, Clinton thanked her for “a great question” because “it's one that I obviously have given much thought to because I am determined that we are going to achieve comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.”

Taking a page from other liberal Hispanic journalists like Fusion/Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Montenegro hit Clinton from the left on the same issue and the need to cut down on deportations

Madam Secretary, you spoke about the deportations, President Obama, some calling the deporter-in-chief, you have eluded already your priority will be criminals, how do you walk back the deportations? There are people not criminals that are deported daily from this country. How do you walk back the deportations, comply with the law and not inherit the title of deporter-in-chief?

Surprisingly, her English counterpart in Welker brought the heat in grilling Clinton about her repeated lies and especially those recently about her e-mail scandal and FBI Director James Comey: 

This week, you told two separate news organizations that FBI Director James Comey said, quote, “my answers were truthful and that what I said is consistent with what I have told the American people.” That assertion, as you know, has been debunked by multiple news organizations that point out that Director Comey said there's no indication that you lied but to the FBI, but he didn't weigh in on whether or not you were truthful to the American people. My question for you is, are you mischaracterizing Director Comey's testimony and is this not undercutting your effort to rebuild trust with the American people?

After a series of thorough follow-ups, Welker gave way to Yamiche Alcindor with The New York Times who took a massive swipe at the American electorate: “My question is you've accused Donald Trump of using racist and sexist language, what does this say about the electorate so that many Americans are supporting him?”

All throughout, the journalists behaved like tried and true lapdogs providing a flew of cheers at certain points in her answers with the worst being when Clinton flaunted her supposedly high approval ratings when she left her position at the State Department. 

Montenegro returned later for another question about Latinos not being taken advantage of by Democrats, but the fawning question of the day would go to Kevin Merida of ESPN’s The Undefeated site about black friends: “Madam Secretary, Kevin Merida editor and chief of The Undefeated at ESPN. What is the most meaningful conversation you've had with an African-American friend?”

The relevant portions of the transcript from questions to Clinton from the joint conference of National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists on August 5 can be found below.

NABJNAHJ Conference
August 5, 2016
12:51 p.m. Eastern

LORI MONTENEGRO: You alluded to the topic that I want to ask you about. Latinos are very much concerned about the economy, they are concerned about education, they also believe in trust worthiness. I want to start with the topic that I believe will result — could,you know, tell the future of it after this election. It's immigration reform. Many Latinos are discouraged by the lack of immigration reform. They believe their vote has been taken for granted. We know what your position is, but what I would like for you to do is to walk us through the steps —

HILLARY CLINTON: Right. 

MONTENEGRO: — How will you get immigration reform, something that President Obama was not able to do so that Latinos can believe that something is going to happen. That their vote, again, is not being taken for granted considering that the House, at least the House, will remain under Republican control. 

CLINTON: It's a great question and it's one that I obviously have given much thought to because I am determined that we are going to achieve comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. 

(....)

MONTENEGRO: Madam Secretary, you spoke about the deportations, President Obama, some calling the deporter-in-chief, you have eluded already your priority will be criminals, how do you walk back the deportations? There are people not criminals that are deported daily from this country. How do you walk back the deportations, comply with the law and not inherit the title of deporter-in-chief, and at the same time, all these steps to help mobilize the Latino community to the polls, many who still believe that their vote was taken for granted in 2008 and 2012, and then we have the e-mails from Wikileaks that say that they are the loyalty brand of the party. 

(....)

KRISTEN WELKER: Your poll numbers went way up this week, and yet, the e-mail controversy was still in the headlines, so I want to give you the opportunity to respond. This week, you told two separate news organizations that FBI Director James Comey said, quote, “my answers were truthful and that what I said is consistent with what I have told the American people.” That assertion, as you know, has been debunked by multiple news organizations that point out that Director Comey said there's no indication that you lied but to the FBI, but he didn't weigh in on whether or not you were truthful to the American people. My question for you is, are you mischaracterizing Director Comey's testimony and is this not undercutting your effort to rebuild trust with the American people?

CLINTON: Well, Kristin, I appreciate you're asking that because I was pointing out in both of those instances, that the Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful. 

(....)

WELKER: Is the one inconsistency, though, that said you never sent or received classified material; and he did say  there were three e-mails that were marked classified at the time. Is that an inconsistency?

(....)

WELKER: And just very quickly before we get to our panel, Donald Trump says this whole thing means that you can't be trusted with national security. Today you were endorsed by former CIA Director Michael Morell who says it's Trump who can't be trusted, and he went to far as so indicate that he's been turned by Putin. Do you agree with that assessment?  

(....)

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: My question is you've accused Donald Trump of using racist and sexist language, what does this say about the electorate so that many Americans are supporting him?

(....)

ED O’KEEFE: A majority of voters consistently say, frankly, they don't like you and they don't trust you and they say pretty much same thing about Donald Trump. Either you or Mr. Trump will be elected president, how would you lead a nation where a majority of Americans mistrust you? And what extra responsibility might you have to show that you're up to the task? 


[MEDIA CLAPPED HER SECRETARY OF STATE APPROVAL RATINGS]

(....)

KEVIN MERIDA: Madam Secretary, Kevin Merida editor and chief of The Undefeated at ESPN. What is the most meaningful conversation you've had with an African-American friend? [APPLAUSE]

(....)

MONTENEGRO: Madam secretary, such little time, and there's lots of question and they're signaling us to — but I would be remiss, we're in a roomful of Latino journalists — [APPLAUSE] — and I have to ask you, and give you an opportunity to respond and set the record clear. Does the Democratic Party — does your campaign take Latino voters seriously or are you taking them for granted that they were automatically vote Democrat?