Right-Wing Media Lash Out In Response To Hillary Clinton's Campaign For Presidency

As Hillary Clinton announced she will run for president in 2016, right-wing media figures responded with predictable ire, from sexist comments to implications that Clinton is supported by Communists.

Hillary Clinton Announces Campaign For President

Clinton Releases Video Announcing Presidential Campaign. In a video featured on her website, Clinton announced that she will run for the presidency in 2016. The video featured “personal stories of others” and “a black couple expecting a child, a young Asian-American woman and two men who say they are getting married.” [The New York Times4/12/15]

Right-Wing Media Spend the Day Unleashing Vitriolic Attacks

Erick Erickson Posts Picture Of Beached Whale In Response To Announcement. Erick Erickson, editor of RedState.com, posted a 17th century painting of a beached whale on his Instagram, with the caption: “Hillary Clinton's consultants' consultants' interns' assistants have announced Hillary is running for President to subsidize Democrat consultants left on the sidelines since 2009.” [Instagram, 4/12/15]

Erickson Takes Shot At Clinton's Age. Referencing Clinton's supposedly-delayed campaign announcement, Erickson tweeted: “Maybe Bill forgot to plug in Hillary's jazzy scooter last night,” referring to a mobility scooter often used by the elderly. [Twitter, 4/12/15

Drudge Hypes New York Post Front Page: “Oh Hill No!” The front page of the Drudge Report featured a picture of the New York Post's April 12 front page, featuring an unflattering picture of Clinton and the words “Oh Hill No!” The column, from the Post's Michael Goodwin, described Clinton as “an aging hoofer trying to keep up with the kids.”

NRO's Kevin Williamson Tweets Picture Of Chinese Communist Party Meeting. National Review correspondent Kevin Williamson tweeted a picture from a Chinese Communist Party gathering, saying, “Pretty sure these guys are more than #ReadyForHillary.” [Twitter, 4/12/15

Fox's Pavlich Invokes Benghazi To Criticize Clinton Announcement. Fox contributor Katie Pavlich invoked the Benghazi terrorist attack and linked it to her announcement, writing: “Remember when @HillaryClinton stood in front of the flag draped coffins of four murdered Americans & lied about a video? I do. #Hillary2016.” She also asked “You know who isn't running for President?” before listing the four Americans killed in Benghazi. [Twitter, 4/12/15; Twitter, 4/12/15

Media Research Center's Dan Gainor: Announcement Video Featured “Diversity Bullshit.” Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center, tweeted that Clinton's announcement video was “classic SJW [social justice warrior] diversity bullshit.” [Twitter.com, 4/12/15

Gateway Pundit: Clinton's Homepage Features Too Many White People. In contrast to Gainor's anger at the Clinton video's “diversity,” Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft complained that Clinton's campaign homepage “Features Four Old White Women, Old White Man.” [Twitter, 4/12/15

Free Beacon Reporter: Clinton Was Late Because She's A Woman. The Washington Free Beacon's Bill McMorris referenced the supposedly delayed campaign announcement, tweeting: “Hillary shatters gender stereotypes by being 2 hours late because 'she was getting ready.'” [Twitter, 4/12/15]

Infowars' Paul Watson: Clinton's Appeal Rests On “Fact That She Has A Vagina.” Infowars writer Paul Watson tweeted, using the hashtag #WhyImNotVotingForHillary, that Clinton's “entire appeal appears to rest solely on the fact that she has a vagina.” [Twitter, 4/12/15