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Posts Tagged ‘Reince Priebus’

Hillary Clinton Spokesperson Responds to BuzzFeed’s ‘Inane’ Questions with Poop Jokes

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Is inane really the right word here?

So have you heard about Hillary Clinton recently? Get used to it.

Today the Most Important Story concerns her official spokesman Philippe Reines‘ decision to take a break from his ongoing “whose name is funniest” feud with RNC chairman Reince Priebus and reaffirm the fact that he does not much care for The Buzz Feed or reporters contained therein!

This little aside came about after everyone on Twitter shared the most important revelation to emerge from Clinton’s recent “I may or may not be running for President” tours: she hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

(This is where you express genuine surprise.)

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CNN Cancels Hillary Clinton Biopic

Not impressed.

The minute CNN announced that it would be producing a film version of Hillary Clinton‘s career, critics pounced on the move as evidence of the network spinning its wheels on behalf of the former Secretary of State and all-but-certain presidential candidate. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus went so far as to cite the doc, along with NBC’s planned miniseries, when calling on his party to boycott both networks in 2016 due to “obvious bias.”

Now they might not have that problem. This morning the film’s would-be director Charles Ferguson, best known for his financial industry doc Inside Job, announced via The Huffington Post that the project is officially kaputt. He cited a lack of cooperation on the part of Clinton’s media team as the main reason for his decision.

Seems HC’s publicist phoned the director the day after he signed the contract to ask some probing questions; “media fixer” Philippe Reines followed by grilling various CNN executives about possible “conflicts of interest” on the for-profit movie before leaking his concerns to Politico. No word on whether he told Wolf Blizter to “f*ck off and have a good life.

In short, the team agreed with Reince’s conclusion and vetoed participation in the project in order to minimize the inevitable “lamestream media carries water for Clinton” critiques. The HuffPo story has more salacious details about Ferguson’s meeting with Bill, whom he calls “a really good actor” (that’s not a compliment).

Don’t worry, though: NBC’s miniseries is still on, meaning The Daily Beast will have plenty of time to figure out whether Diane Lane is “too sexy” for the role.

President Obama Hits the Road

Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Obama is making stops in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, bus riding from state to state over the next few days to talk with local people about the economy. The White House is framing it as a chance to speak with constituents directly and “restore confidence” in the future. Of course, the RNC thinks this is wrong.

“Amid 9.1% unemployment and the fallout of the nation’s first credit downgrade, a taxpayer-funded PR junket is the last thing Americans need out of this president,” party chairman Reince Priebus said. Mitt Romney goes clever and calls it the “Magical Misery” bus tour. You can watch his video of miserable Minnesotans talking after the jump.

The Wall Street Journal points out that both Iowa and Minnesota have unemployment rates below that national average, but Press Secretary Jay Carney says Obama wants to see what’s working. Presidential business people! I’ll bet the President is so busy, he forgot there even was an election next year.

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