Newsweek's Bailey referred to Clinton's emotional NH moment as her "most famous moment of trying to be like an average human being"

Newsweek's Bailey referred to Clinton's emotional NH moment as her "most famous moment of trying to be like an average human being"

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On MSNBC Live, Newsweek's Holly Bailey referred to a January campaign event during which Sen. Hillary Clinton's voice broke and stated: "[H]er most famous moment of trying to be like an average human being was back in New Hampshire when she teared up. ... I mean, that's trying to appeal to average people." Media Matters has identified several media figures asserting that Clinton's actions that day were not "genuine."

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On the March 31 edition of MSNBC Live, Newsweek White Housse correspondent Holly Bailey said of Sen. Hillary Clinton: "[H]er most famous moment of trying to be like an average human being was back in New Hampshire when she teared up when asked about, you know, the -- how tough the campaign is on her. I mean, that's trying to appeal to average people." Baily was referring to a January 7 campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during which Clinton's voice broke as she talked about why she is seeking the presidency.

Media Matters for America documented several media figures asserting after the January 7 incident that Clinton's actions were not "genuine" or were "pretend[]," as well as others describing Clinton's actions as "calculated." The media have frequently characterized Clinton as "calculating."

From the noon ET hour of the March 31 edition of MSNBC Live:

BAILEY: [H]er most famous moment of trying to be like an average human being was back in New Hampshire when she teared up when asked about, you know, the -- how tough the campaign is on her. I mean, that's trying to appeal to average people, and she's also, you know, been on her campaign plane serving peach cobbler to reporters. They're always trying to sort of have a human moment, a human element to their campaigns, and it certainly doesn't hurt to have that.

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