From the October 11 edition of C-SPAN's Washington Journal:
PEDRO ECHEVARRIA (HOST): Our previous guest said there's an intensity of [media] scrutiny to Donald Trump, compared that to Hillary Clinton. Would you agree with that?
BRADLEY BEYCHOK: I would not. I think that Secretary Clinton has faced a barrage of media scrutiny in the last two years. She was a candidate even earlier than Donald Trump was, and I would point to three examples:
First being Benghazi, which for a time period it felt like you couldn't turn on the news where there was some new inkling of something that happened in Benghazi, which was a tragedy when we lost four Americans, but also was a very factless media environment. The conservatives would say there was a stand-down order, or that we didn't know where the president was that night in the Oval Office, or these secret emails, all of things that were absolute myths. So, I think that was the first.
I think the second was the email controversy, which she had apologized for very early. But again, the media, as soon as you say there's an inkling of new information or maybe even just a rehash of something, it would dominate news coverage.
And then the third has been the Clinton Foundation, which the Trump Foundation is under investigation by the New York Attorney General, has had problems with their donations into Florida with Pam Bondi, their attorney general. The Clinton Foundation is a global charity rated five star by Charity Navigator. But yet, we saw a lot more coverage about the Clinton Foundation in the last year than you heard about the Trump Foundation, and that's a real travesty.
ECHEVARRIA: And so, that coverage, then -- just particularly from conservative media, or would you describe that overall on all fronts?
BEYCHOK: No, absolutely all fronts in mainstream, of course conservative media and the right-wing -- this has been a campaign cycle that is originated in Breitbart and the alt-right movement, Alex Joneses of the world. And really, that's who's leading Donald Trump's campaign now. But putting that aside, I think that mainstream media decided very early that they would give Hillary Clinton a more thorough vetting than they did in 2008, and I think they focused a lot on very little.