Hillary Clinton To Do Half-Hour Interview With Fox News

Hillary Clinton Fox News Interview
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Fox News Channel said it had secured an interview with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is believed to be considering a run for President of the United States in 2016.

Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will conduct a joint interview with Mrs. Clinton on Tuesday, June 17, Fox News said. The half-hour segment will stretch from Baier’s “Special Report,” starting at 6:45 p.m.. and extend into van Susteren’s “On The Record,” ending at 7:15 p.m.

Clinton’s decision to appear on Fox News, which is often embraced by viewers with Republican leanings, suggests she is seeking a connection with an audience broader than her endemic support base. Like her husband, the former President, Mrs. Clinton is a staunch Democrat.

Fox News said the interview would cover topics such as  Clinton’s forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” the upcoming 2016 presidential election and the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

For the news outlet, owned by 21st Century Fox, the “get” of Clinton is another signal of the importance of its audience to politicians and lawmakers. While other networks sometimes vie at different times of the day with Fox News for leadership among viewers between 25 and 54, the demographic most sought by advertisers in news programming, Fox News has dominated both CNN and MSNBC in terms of attracting total viewers for a long while.

A Fox News spokeswoman said the interview with Clinton would not air live, but was not immediately able to offer other details.

 

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  1. Megan Kelly is very bright and deserves the best in ata girls! As far as Hillary’s interview . . . I will not allow this person to take my time to expound on how rough she has it . . . what happened to truth and The American Way of life! Any buying of her repertoire, as disingenuous as it is, makes me realize how few people think for themselves today. She and Obama are nothing more than stepping stones to a “One World Government “. . . God Bless America and believe it or not God is still on the side of the Patriot.

  2. sharon hodges says:

    We already turn off Fox when Bob Beckel is on the air. There are petitions to get him off. Don’t expect a lot of viewers for Hillary. Once Fox looses loyal viewer base, they’ll never come back. Its easier to turn off the channel and watch Pawn Stars or Frasier.

  3. sgainer says:

    This is no surprise because for the past year or so Fox News has begun to eat its own following the same path that CNN and others have taken before them

  4. Barbara Hill says:

    Moore: Not true from what I’ve recently read in an on-line media article. The funding was in place.

  5. I don’t even see the point. Its gonna be a half hr of them screaming benghazi. My biggest problem with benghazi was the funding to protect the consulates had been cut across the board by congress. They knew when they cut funding to protect these places it might happen.

  6. Wendell Coleman says:

    Contrary to what you may think, Hillary is not going on Fox News to promote her book. She is going into “the Lion’s Den” to let every voter in America know that she doesn’t “run scared”!

    • dave says:

      i completely agree with this. and she will hold her own IF greta and bret decide they want to act like children and scream benghazi all night. either way, she wins. i like it!

  7. Thomas says:

    It doesn’t matter if she is honest or not. Fox is NOT airing the interview live and therefore can and probably will edit her remarks (answers) to fit the Fox hate agenda (they always do).

  8. peter w says:

    A waste of time. FOX News talks a good game about being tough interviewers unafraid to challenge the guest, but in reality they ask only soft-ball questions. Bill O’Reilly, despite all his hype to the contrary, is especially soft in interviews. You learn nothing, other than O’Reilly ( similar to Obama) loves to talk about himself.

  9. WesleyW. says:

    Comments like those already posted are indicators that Clinton’s remarks will be parsed not for what will inform but what can be used as fodder right wing rants and talking points. Clinton has to know that this is the case before even agreeing to be on Fox. I hope she doesn’t expect to attract viewers with an open mind, Fox just doesn’t attract that ilk. Sad.

  10. mike says:

    I will bet that Bill O’Rilley is mad as heck, He feels that he should get all of the big interviews so that he can be the fat head of the year.

  11. Manuel R. Flores says:

    I would recommend against it because they will not be fair in interviewing her especially if not live.

    • JimO says:

      It’s a pity this might decide who’s President in 2016. It will be an extreme hatchet job by the Republican news channel and a serious mis-judgement by Clinton and her campaign.

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