Throughout this campaign, there has been no shortage of commentary on Hillary Clinton’s voice, tone, cadence, and facial expressions in what is supposed to be serious political analysis.
Last month, as but one example, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and guest Bob Woodward discussed Hillary’s “shouting.”
On the night of her historic sweep of five primaries, she was still subjected to the same tiresome commentary, with Scarborough again leading the race to the bottom with a tweet admonishing her to smile:
Smile. You just had a big night. #PrimaryDay
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 16, 2016
He was joined by Fox News’ Howard Kurtz complaining about her shouting:
Hillary shouting her speech. She has the floor; a more conversational tone might be better for connecting with folks at home
— Howard Kurtz (@HowardKurtz) March 16, 2016
Fox news’ Brit Hume wondering what she’s mad at:
Hillary having a big night in the primaries. So she’s shouting angrily in her victory speech. Supporters loving it. What’s she mad at?
— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 16, 2016
And Politico’s Glenn Thrush also accusing her of shouting:
.@HillaryClinton in a nutshell: Calling for love and kindness — by SHOUTING!
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) March 16, 2016
It is indeed a real mystery why some of us question the wisdom of giving disproportionate political media influence to conservative white men.
(AP Photo/Bill Kaczor)