Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Off the Reservation

The Chronicle editorial board demands that Hillary Clinton honor her promise to debate Bernie Sanders before the California primary: [bold added]
Californians deserve more than a succession of rallies, photo opportunities and fundraisers from a major presidential candidate. They deserve a chance to fully compare and contrast the two remaining candidates on everything from the federal reach on state issues such as water and high-speed rail to their differing visions of the role of a global superpower.

Exit polls throughout the primary season have shown that questions about Clinton’s “honesty” and “trustworthiness” remain her biggest challenges as she prepares for a general election against a billionaire saddled with daunting negatives of his own. Her broken promise to debate in California is not going to assuage those concerns among skeptical voters who just might be tempted to send a message to Clinton on her final glide path to the nomination.
But the Chronicle doesn't stop there. With statements like the following, it might have its press credential revoked in Washington and Sacramento:
The Chronicle had been prepared to partner on the California debate with Fox News, which proved superior to other networks in instilling substance and control into primary debates.
Praise for Fox? Criticism of Hillary? Nice little paper we have in San Francisco. I'd hate to see anything happen to it.

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