This one you can file under, “Now I’ve Heard It All.”
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, former Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmeri admitted that there is a liberal media bias, but laughingly asserted that it actually makes the press hit Democrats harder. No one is sure what planet she is living on.
Palmeri was a part of several panels, along with former President George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, discussing “First Amendment challenges in the early days of the Trump administration,” according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Here’s Palmeri’s ridiculous comment:
"I think most journalists are probably leaning more to the left than the right. Think about the kind of person that's drawn to do this as a career. They believe in government, they think politics matters, they like it, they find it interesting, they don't make a lot of money, that doesn’t seem to concern them. But what I've found is that it means they come after us harder on what I describe as ‘the crap.’ They come after harder on us on the palace intrigue, on the process, on things that really shouldn't matter."
The Free Beacon notes that later backstage, Palmeri doubled down hard on her previous claims:
Moderator Mike Allen, the founder of Axios, relayed that she said backstage that the press was more likely to be tougher on Democrats in general.
"I think in general they are," she said, telling a story near the end of Bill Clinton's administration where the press was on the White House's case about rising gas prices.
"I said if President Bush were president, you guys wouldn't be coming after him on gas prices, and they were like, ‘Well, no, because he's a Republican, he doesn't think that he should weigh in and fix gas prices, but you're Democrats, you're supposed to solve problems!'" she said.
She went on to say there was a "different metric" applied to Democrats by the press.
"I think they come after us harder on both being able to solve a problem, and then also on process and intrigue," she said.
Wow, these Democrats really think we are all clueless, don’t they?