The latest example: After Wednesday’s NBC News Commander-In-Chief forum, writers for New York magazine , the New York Times , and Fortune , among others, lamented Matt Lauer’s questioning of Clinton over her private e-mail server and his failure to press Donald Trump on his support of the Iraq War. Suddenly, liberals have decided that Lauer is a sham journalist whose moderation of the event is just one further indication of deep-seated media bias against Clinton.
Clinton’s press conference yesterday — her first in 278 days — consisted of only six questions, none of which demanded serious answers on serious subjects . Among the most noteworthy were two about media bias, one asking, “Do you think you’re treated differently because you’re a woman?” and the other wondering whether Clinton believes the media are going too easy on Trump. Clinton, of course, replied that she finds the double standard favoring Trump “frustrating,” but she was “heartened by the number of articles recently pointing out the quite disparate treatment of Trump and his campaign compared to ours.” This is reminiscent of Clinton’s first press conference on her e-mail scandal, in March of last year, when the first question she received was, “If you were a man today, would all this fuss being made be made?”