I’m still gathering information on this as it develops, but the latest press reveals that the Hillary Clinton Campaign “Hit Machine” as it’s becoming known, has threatened GQ magazine into pulling a piece that has been regarded as “not so flattering” for the presidential candidate.
News media sources cite that she ordered the magazine to pull the story or they wouldn’t be authorized to do a cover piece on Bill Clinton as GQ had planned.
More to come on this as more details emerge……
Update by Nate
Here’s more from Politico:
Early this summer, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clintonâ€™s campaign for president learned that the menâ€™s magazine GQ was working on a story the campaign was sure to hate: an account of infighting in Hillaryland.
So Clintonâ€™s aides pulled a page from the book of Hollywood publicists and offered GQ a stark choice: Kill the piece, or lose access to planned celebrity coverboy Bill Clinton.
Despite internal protests, GQ editor Jim Nelson met the Clinton campaignâ€™s demands, which had been delivered by Bill Clintonâ€™s spokesman, Jay Carson, several sources familiar with the conversations said.
Hmm… imagine if a Republican candidate was accused of doing this?
The spiked GQ story also shows how the Clinton campaign has been able to use its access to the most important commodity in media â€” celebrity, and in fact two bona fide celebrities â€” to shape not just what gets written about the candidate, but also what doesnâ€™t.
Seems like standard operating procedure for the Clintons. What’s more ironic is how the press complains that the Bush administration isn’t overtly friendly to the press. However, I have never heard of Bush trying to kill a negative story him, instead they are printed everywhere.
Is Hillary really that iron-fisted that she will not stand for a piece of journalism bringing some of her campaign issues to light?