“It reminds me of what they said about Ginger Rogers dancing with Fred Astaire — she had to do everything he did, but backwards and in high heels,” Hemingway said. “That’s what it’s like to be a Republican candidate in most media environments.”
Because the media has been covering Republican candidates unfairly for decades, viewers and voters have begun to increasingly tune out what they’re saying this cycle, she said: “The more they cry wolf, the less people pay attention to them.”
The two also discussed Hillary Clinton’s recent press conference, the first she’s given in 275 days.
“I really hope the press corps has eaten their Wheaties this morning so they’re prepared for what they’re about to encounter,” Hemingway said. “Hillary Clinton would not give up information if her life depended on it. I mean, you could be in a cage fight with Hillary Clinton and she wouldn’t give you any information.”
“They need to have really incisive, hard-hitting, surgical questions to address all of these issues that Americans have with her corruption, questions about her health, questions about the more important policy issues of the race,” she said. “They have had a lot of time to prepare for handling Clinton, so I hope they do a good job of it today.”