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“PLAYS INTO THE… NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HER”

- November 14, 2015

“Going To Resonate” … “An Unforced Blunder” … “Gross”

The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart: “I Think This Answer On 9/11 Is Going To Be One That's Going To Resonate.” (CNN, 11/14/15)

  • Beinart: “I Think It Plays Into The Stereotypes, The Negative Stereotypes People Have About Her.” (CNN, 11/14/15)

ABC News Rick Klein: “Clinton Cast Her Support For Wall Street As A Senator From New York As A Way To Rebuke Terrorists Who Attacked Lower Manhattan On 9/11.” “During tonight’s second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton cast her support for Wall Street as a senator from New York as a way to rebuke terrorists who attacked Lower Manhattan on 9/11.” (ABC News, 11/14/15)

National Journal’s Ron Fournier: “Need To Sleep On Notion That Scores Died On 9/11 So That Hillary Clinton Could Raise Money On Wall Street.” (Twitter.com, 11/14/15)

The Hill’s Ben Kamisar: “But Her Comment (On 9/11) Was Met With Instant Criticism On Twitter.” (The Hill, 11/14/15)

The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick: “A Pretty Peculiar Pivot…” “Then came a pretty peculiar pivot. ‘So I—I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is,’ Cinton said, in case the public wasn’t aware.” (The Daily Beast, 11/14/15)

Vox’s Zack Beauchamp: “The Exchange Got Heated, Culminating In An Impassioned Clinton Defending Her Wall Street Ties By An Unusual Reference -- 9/11.” (Vox, 11/14/15)

Mic News Headline: “Hillary Clinton Gets Called Out For Invoking 9/11 To Justify Wall Street Donations” (Mic News, 11/14/15)

Time’s Zeke Miller: “An Unforced Blunder By Clinton…” “The striking exchange was an unforced blunder by Clinton, in a debate in which her record as Secretary of State came under scrutiny from rivals in her own party, and exposed potential lines of attack for Republicans in a general election match-up.” (Twitter.com, 11/14/15)

Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilly: “A Non Sequitur… Such An Unusual Answer, In Fact, That CBS Soon Thereafter Returned To The Subject…” “Pressed on whether this would compromise her ability as president to properly regulate the financial industry, Clinton answered with a non sequitor, citing her female donors and alluding to 9/11. … It was such an unusual answer, in fact, that CBS soon thereafter returned to the subject, displaying a tweet from a viewer who wrote that he’d ‘never seen a candidate invoke 9/11 to justify millions of Wall Street donations.’” (Slate, 11/14/15)

  • Slate Headline: “Hillary Says It’s OK That She Takes Wall Street Money Because Of Women And 9/11” (Slate, 11/14/15)

Katie Zezima And Jose A. DelReal On Clinton’s 9/11 Comments: “Twitter Was Incredulous.” (The Washington Post, 11/14/15)

  • The Washington Post Headline: “Hillary Clinton Invoked 9/11 To To Answer A Question About Wall Street, And Twitter Was Not Happy” (The Washington Post, 11/14/15)

The New York Times’ John Harwood: “There Was A Stronger Argument Available To Clinton On Wall Street $$ Than Post 9/11 Solidarity.” (Twitter.com, 11/14/15)

BuzzFeed Headline: “Hillary Clinton Invokes 9/11 In Defense Of Wall Street Contributions” (BuzzFeed, 11/14/15)

Gawker’s Alex Pareene On Clinton’s 9/11 Comments: “Clinton’s Response Was, Well, Memorable.” (Gawker, 11/14/15)

Washington Examiner Headline: “Clinton Takes Heat For Wall Street, 9/11 Comments” (Washington Examiner, 11/14/15)

Wil Wheaton: “Wow. Hillary Clinton Using 9/11 To Deflect And Justify Millions In Campaign Contributions From Wall Street Firms. Gross.” (Twitter.com, 11/14/15)


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