Bill Clinton slammed the media today for twisting the election into a focus on campaign attacks rather than the issues. Watch the clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdYkhMqDzt0
Bill Clinton is right in what he told CNN’s Jessica Yellin:
“You live for this. This hurts the people of South Carolina,” he said. “Because the people of South Carolina come to these meetings and ask questions about what they care about. And what they care about is not what’s going to be in the news coverage tonight, because you don’t care about it.”
This ain’t no three ring circus and the people of America deserve better than having the media sensationalize every damn thing. Clinton also told Yellin that the Obama people know that the media cares about the drama, “So they just spin you up on this and you happily go along.”
“I mean, the people don’t care about this,” he added. “They never ask about it. And you are determined to take this election away from them. And that’s not right. That is not right. This election ought to belong to those people who are out here asking questions about their lives.”
The full CNN interview is here. Unbelievable. The Trail has the full transcript. And the N.Y. Times has more. This race shouldn’t be spun the way the media and others are spinning it. It just shouldn’t.