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During a campaign stop in Texas yesterday, Hillary Clinton's campaign treated the press to a filing center in the men's bathroom. Journalists filed stories at tables set up next to urinals and bathroom stalls. Eat The Press media columnist Rachel Sklar rounds up their reports.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 4, 2008; 4:56 PM ET
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It's a sad metaphore for our Fourth Estate, but they've been nothing but stenographers since 2000, anyway (apologies to all stenographers). They let Bush invent nicknames for them, they laugh when Bush makes fun of them, they go to a barbeque at John McCain' ranch, David Gregory dances with Karl Rove, etc. Our "journalists" are no better than those journalists in dicatorships: they don't investigate; they parrot.

Posted by: iacitizen | March 5, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

The Dimocrat Congress should think about similar accommodations!

I have suggested several times that their Bills and Subpoenas be Printed on Soft, Absorbent, Two-Ply Paper. The Facilities there could also expedite proper handling! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 4, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

I wish the press would be interested in the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. Because I believe there is a story to be had in the Obama world. And as an added bonus we would all be saved from making a huge mistake in letting him head toward the Republican meat grinder.

It's obvious his "little strip of land" next to his house was purchased by Rezkos wife to hide money they had - then purchased by Obama from her. He was involved. He knew he was going to buy that land. The seller wouldn't sell the house without selling the land. Obama could have bought the land when he bought the house. But he did not. He was in cahoots to help Rezko hide money the feds were going to confiscate at the time because he was under investigation.

Do we really want to be stuck with the nominee against John McCain. This campaign going forward beyond tonight is a god send. So much more to know about this guy. We need to find it out before the Republicans. I know that bursts a lot of bubbles. But that's what happens when you follow people blindly and don't' ask hard question.

Obama today "chided" the press for thinking they were being easy on him. Hellooo? Is he living in a bubble like GW? 80% of Americans who were asked said "absolutely" obvious he's been babied by the press. But, of course, he takes out that magic wand that's going to change the world and thinks we should all ignore what we know and "believe" what he says. What a freaking egomaniac!

After Rezko, there is a week of lies about the NAFTA memo. Now it's in writing and he's still insisting it doesn't exist.

Geezus. I think we have a GW clone. Nothing is real unless he says so.


And of course, there is the matter of the resume. There isn't one. He as being so politically careful in Illinois that he did nothing. Except cater to business men and, for god knows what reason, voted to keep porn and strip joints open by NOT voting, voting "pass".

Well, I say we all "pass" on him.

The lights are now on. He can stop telling everyone to shut them off. Haven't we all gone looking for work? Someone tell him, this is the way it is in the interview room. Maybe he's been handed lots of things. Not this time. We the People will decide when this interview is over. It won't be controlled or rushed by the applicant. Or his press club. Maybe he'll offer them more wine and cheese. Don't be bought with cheese, crackers and a big smile !! Go for the Pulitzer Prize! Journalism is a respectable profession!! Sucking up never is !

Posted by: Thinker | March 4, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

I like the subtle imagery of articles being written with sinks in the background. It really captures what the Clintons have been telling reporters to put in their articles; I'm only sad it was a bathroom, not a kitchen.

Posted by: davestickler | March 4, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

ha... guess she spent too much on her dumb*** 3am ads! :)

Posted by: jencm | March 4, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Please listen to Clinton comment about Osama. Shocking......

Posted by: ordgobaltc | March 4, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

But seriously, don't you think you should correct the title of the article?

Posted by: zukermand | March 4, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

From Time Magazine's site:
... this is a bathroom/locker room at a facility where they play high school basketball games in Austin. But there are no benches or lockers or anything, and it is very small for a locker room. It is a room that is pretty much empty except for the toilet stall, sinks and urinals. The campaign is saying they indeed thought it was a locker room, and had no idea that this was where they were putting us.

Posted by karen tumulty | March 3, 2008

Sorry, I know, not as funny. Never mind.

Posted by: zukermand | March 4, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Clinton admitting that he did not go after OSAMA

Posted by: ordgobaltc | March 4, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Good point ordgobaltc, the next president has a HUGE challenge on multiple fronts, one of which is the economy and the monetary system;

Saving the Economy; Saving America:

Posted by: davidmwe | March 4, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, one of the very few rooms in the building of a suitable size and location for this purpose was the locker room. Unusually, a locker room without wall or partition separation from the urinals. I guess that's not as funny, or inaccurate, as "Men's Room". Forget I said anything.

Posted by: zukermand | March 4, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

The Clintons sold US bonds to China to boost our economy in the 90s and they are still being praised for the economic miracle.
What most Americans don't understand is the unequal balance of trade that the deal came alongside with.
Presently China doesn't want US bonds, and guess what is about to happen- - - - - - STUPID FOLKS ARE ABOUT TO ELECT ANOTHER CLINTON.

Wait and see the economic devastation. NAFTA was nothing comparing to what is coming.......

Posted by: ordgobaltc | March 4, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

No comment

Posted by: davidmwe | March 4, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

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