Judging by her performance at Democratic debates, even Hillary Clinton herself seems to have trouble listing her accomplishments as secretary of state. She was thrilled today, though, when at a campaign stop in New Jersey she was reminded of her clean cookstove campaign, which pledged to dedicate up to $325 million to upgrade cookstoves in developing countries that allegedly emit harmful toxic fumes and are “an important contributor to climate change at the regional and global level.”
HRC to a nurse who just brought up the Clean Cookstove initiative: "That just lights up my wonkish heart" (Trademark HRC response)
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) May 11, 2016
There are plenty of reporters more than happy to tag along with Clinton on the campaign trail, but NBC News producer Monica Alba’s tweet was just a little too cozy for some to let go. Maybe she thought Clinton’s admission to having a heart was a scoop?
And then she hugged a puppy that you handed to her. #hack
— Gregimus (@murgatr0id) May 11, 2016
Alba is a model of restraint compared to New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, whose contribution to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s grilling of Clinton on Benghazi was to commend her for the State Department’s clean cookstove initiative. Still, Fox News contributor Richard Grenell didn’t mince words.
NBC News reporter covering Hillary needs to be fired. She's in the tank for her > https://t.co/4dSWRCDixM
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 11, 2016
— Wodeshed, Peep Derple (@Wodeshed) May 11, 2016
@albamonica if every reporter was fired for being soft to Clinton, NBC, CNN, and ABC would have maybe 5 employees left
— Hope (@HopeAndPray45) May 11, 2016
This would require NBC News to not be in the tank for Hillary
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) May 11, 2016
All of NBC is.
— ?????? (@AdsByFlaherty) May 11, 2016
There might be something to that allegation when even mild-mannered Bernie Sanders loses it on air.