On Thursday, Hillary Clinton took a page out of Barack Obama’s playbook and while speaking to an audience in New York claimed that there’s a “double standard” against powerful women by the media, then attempted to offer her take on how young women can combat it.
According to Politico she was speaking at the “Women in the World” conference on Thursday along with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. The event was moderated by Thomas Freidman, a columnist for the New York Times.
“There is a double standard,” Clinton told the audience. “We have all experienced it.”
Then, as if to further downplay the backlash she has received from her tenure as Secretary of State, she went on to blame the media for her negative press.
“The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media is the principal propagator of its persistence,” Clinton continued. “And I think the media needs to be, you know, more self-consciously aware of that.”
As we all know, her supporters have often lamented that she gets unfair treatment by the media because she’s a woman, but now it seems as if she’s going to start pushing that narrative too so it’s commonplace by 2016.
Freidman did ask her about her 2016 aspirations, to which she replied “not right now.” She then added that “Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished,” though she never specified what that may be.
Even though she tried to pass the blame for her criticism, Clinton encouraged other women to use the double standard to empower them rather than get them down.
“Too many young women, I think, are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant,” she said. “They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously … you can’t let it crush you and you have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward despite the personal setbacks.”
“Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m now putting forward here. It’s not like you wake up and understand this,” Clinton said. “But it’s a process. And you need other women, you need your friends, to support you.”
It’s borderline comical how liberal Democrats think that anytime someone doesn’t agree with everything they say that there’s some sort of “double standard” in place that they can’t overcome. It’s never their unethical behavior or lies that are the problem, it’s always somebody else.
Do you think Clinton should be complaining about a double standard in the media when all except the conservative media has done nothing but be her personal cheerleaders? Let us know with a comment!