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Professor: Trump, Pundits Treated Hillary ‘In a Way That Was Indistinguishable From Sexual Harassment’

In covering the recent presidential campaign, the mainstream media far too often made the perfect the enemy of the good, believes Leigh Gilmore — “the good” in this case being synonymous with “Hillary Clinton.” Gilmore, a professor in the women’s and gender studies department at Hillary’s undergraduate alma mater, Wellesley, claims that “the bias against Hillary Clinton was not simply a story the media reported — it was the unexamined narrative the press repeated over and over.”

Notwithstanding Clinton’s “long and demonstrable commitment to public service and liberal reform, many voters…were persuaded that she was corrupt, mercenary and even murderous,” wrote Gilmore in a piece that ran Saturday at Salon and first appeared on the academia-oriented web site The Conversation. “A sinister Hillary…dominated conservative media, but also appeared in mainstream journalism…Why was the lie more persistent than the truth? Why was ‘Crooked Hillary’ a more compelling figure than ‘Fundamentally Honest Hillary’?” – READ MORE