Hillary Clinton’s first book signing of her newly released Hard Choices is going on now at the Union Square Barnes and Noble, and the media, whose relationship with the potential 2016 presidential contender can be described as tense at best, is not happy with its treatment.
They are not allowed to ask questions — but what about gossip about Bill and 2016? — and can’t get close enough to get a good picture of her pantsuit (from the few partial images, it looks hot pink). As reporters love to do, they are complaining on Twitter.
Media mutiny about to ensue at Barnes and Noble as one store official for store says all media only allowed to watch 20 mins of 2-hour event—
Maggie Haberman (@maggiepolitico) June 10, 2014
Secret Service: "Anyone in this press pen … you need to leave to go to the bathroom or something you're not going to be allowed back in."—
Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 10, 2014
Who's the designated survivor of the New York political press corps who's not at Barnes & Noble—
Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) June 10, 2014
This Barnes & Noble sucks, they closed down the entire bio section for Bob Saget once and it didn't disrupt event. businessinsider.com/media-mutiny-a…—
Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) June 10, 2014
As much as we feel bad about the lack of access, complaining on Twitter is always fun. And think of it this way — it’ s great practice for 2016.
On the one hand, I want to support the reporters on @BI_politics. On the other hand, reporters really like to whine. businessinsider.com/media-mutiny-a…—
Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) June 10, 2014