Politico: Hillary Clinton, rarely seen, rarely heard
The Democrat lets reporters trail her but tucks them away to keep them out of sight and herself out of reach.
Hillary Clinton has never felt comfortable with the traveling political press.
As first lady, she would sometimes arrange travel for herself and Chelsea separate from her husband, partly to avoid the protective pool of reporters assigned to the president. In 2008, she “fought tooth and nail,” former aides said, to avoid sharing the plane with her press corps and relented only when her campaign was running out of money and had to either bring the reporters on board or downgrade to commercial.
And in 2016, with plenty of cash and a winning position in the race, Clinton has managed to keep the press at arm’s length – preserving her private plane as a refuge where the only people around are her trusted campaign aides.
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Update #1: Here are a bunch of ways Hillary Clinton has avoided talking to journalists (The Week)
Update #2: Hillary will finally allow journalists on her campaign plane as Clinton aide jokes to reporter 'hopefully this will shut you the hell up' (Daily mail).
WNU Editor: As I have mentioned more than once .... she is a horrible candidate when she goes off script, and when she meets the press in an unscripted situation .... nothing good ever comes out of it. Her last press conference was at the UN last year .... and it was done deliberately so that she would be able to avoid the national press while saying that she does hold press conferences. unfortunately for her .... this news conference became a disaster .... they made mince-meat out of her on her answers, the entire affair was then cut short .... and she has not had a press conference since. My prediction .... unless the national press makes this a big and national story .... she is not going to have one until after she is elected President (maybe) .... Hillary Clinton 'Will Hold Press Conferences' as President, Press Secretary Vows (ABC News).