This shocking report was released showing how a major television network gave access to the debate questions to Hillary before it took place. This meant that she and her team had seven days to prepare.
The memo originated on the 17th of February and involved the spokeswoman of the campaign Karen Finney and the communications staffer Betsaida Alcantara. They talked about how the television host Steve Harvey “goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable.”
They saw this as an opportunity to reach black voters without being risky.
“Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable,” two of Clinton’s top communications aides wrote in a memo to Clinton a week ahead of her interview. “We coordinated closely with the show’s producers on the script and format of the show.”
The memo, sent to Clinton on Feb. 17, 2016, by campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney and communications aide Betsaida Alcantara, was attached to an email posted on the website DCLeaks.com by hackers suspected of acting in concert with the Russian government.
One of the individuals behind the website provided the Free Beacon with a password to access that email and others sent to and from Clinton volunteer Beanca Nicholson, who was doing advance work for a campaign swing through Chicago that included the Harvey interview.
The campaign memo reveals that Clinton’s staff worked with Harvey to craft the structure of the interview, and briefed the Democratic presidential nominee ahead of time on the precise wording of Harvey’s questions.
The questions touched on Clinton’s granddaughter, her preference for deep dish or thin crust pizza, her campaign’s “great start,” efforts to bridge America’s racial divide, and her support for gun control policies.
According to the memo, Clinton’s staff saw Harvey’s show as an effective and low-risk way to reach out to female and African American voters. They also noted recent episodes of the show that focused on issues that Clinton had stressed during her campaign.
Clinton’s staff pitched the show on some of those issues, including gun control, and noted that Harvey would not likely force Clinton to go into detail defending her positions.
Do you think such a host would do something similar for Trump?
Clinton planned exactly how she wanted the interview to go, right down to the last detail. This media bias is totally unacceptable.
What are your thoughts on this?