Hillary Clinton To Sit Down With Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren
Hillary Clinton has granted exit interviews to several cable and broadcast news outlets as she leaves the office of secretary of state, including to Fox News‘ Greta Van Susteren.
According to TVNewser, Clinton’s sit-down with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News will be her first solo interview since the inauguration. She recently sat down alongside President Obama for 60 Minutes, which the president said was a “thank you” for her years of service as secretary of state.
Interestingly, Clinton’s sit-down with a Fox News pundit comes days after The New Republic released an interview with President Obama, in which he criticizes Fox News editorial coverage.
Fox has long been alleged to carry a right-leaning and biased editorial, and Clinton has been no exception to negative coverage of left-leaning political figures. Fox was the primary outlet covering the Benghazi attack, and criticized Clinton routinely for her handling of the perceived scandal.
Van Susteren herself appeared on ABC‘s This Week Sunday where host George Stephanopoulos asked her about the attacks from her colleagues at Fox.
“I don’t get behind any—I’m responsible for what I say, number one,” Van Susteren said. “Not for one second did I doubt [Clinton was ill]. Once these people heard she was seriously ill, that all changed.”
The Huffington Post reports that Clinton will also give interviews to CNN, NBC and ABC this week.
Such broad media coverage after leaving her post as secretary of state could indicate that Hillary Clinton is sowing seeds for an eventual run for president in 2016.