But there it was, LIVE, on CNN and MSNBC simultaneously Thursday morning: a car waiting outside the Washington home of Hillary Clinton in the hours before congressional testimony heatedly-awaited by the media, far less so by the rest of America.
“CLINTON FACES GRILLING OVER EMBASSY ATTACK” declared CNN. “CLINTON’S HIGH STAKES SHOWDOWN,” said the chyron across the bottom on MSNBC.
It was cable’s version of a “perp walk” by a world-renowned figure and member of the American propertied class. For cable news, it was as if Clinton’s trek to Congress for a House committee hearing on the Benghazi tragedy was equivalent to a criminal defendant running a media gauntlet on the way to a court arraignment. Read more