Fox Contributor Calls Out Network's Overeager Coverage Of Hillary Clinton Emails

Kirsten Powers: People On Fox Say “It's Just A Matter Of Time Before She's Indicted, I Don't Think ... The Facts Bear That Out”

From the January 31 edition of Fox News' MediaBuzz:

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HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): This was a bad mistake. I mean, look at what a big role this played in her presidential campaign. But do you think some conservative commentators are goingoverboard in the way they describe this situation? 

KIRSTEN POWERS: Well, I think people who keep insisting that she's going to be indicted, this is something you hear on the right, that it's just a matter of time before she's indicted, I don't think at this point the facts bear that out. And if you're going to look at it really objectively. And people keep bringing up David Petraeus. And they say, well look at what happened with David Petraeus. Well, David Petraeus knew that the information was classified. Hillary may have known, but you have to get into state of mind with her. And at this point I don't think we can show for sure that she did know it was classified, especially since it was classified after the fact. Should she have known, that's a different question. I just want to say one more thing, even if she is charged, David Petraeus was charged with a misdemeanor. He did not go to jail. This idea that Hillary is going to be in an orange -- 

MERCEDES SCHLAPP: But he wasn't running for president. 

POWERS: No, no no. This is a legal issue though. The idea that she's going to be in a 'orange jumpsuit' -- 

KURTZ: OK but this narrative, is this narrative one that you hear more on Fox, or do you think this is now going throughout the mainstream media? 

POWERS: It's much more of a narrative on Fox and more of a narrative on the right. 

SCHLAPP: Well, The New York Times is covering it. 

POWERS: They're not saying she's going to be in an orange jumpsuit. I mean we're talking about different things, they're covering the issue, they're not saying an indictment is around the corner.


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