I've got a new piece up at BNR: "Hillary to Trump (and Salivating Media): Good Luck Reviving '90s Personal Attacks."
Trump now routinely says that he "hasn't started on Hillary yet." He has promised—or maybe a better word is threatened—to go after her in the most personal and unfair way: By treating her marriage as relevant fodder in a presidential campaign.Click through to read the whole thing—and also to watch (or read the transcript of) an amazing exchange that Clinton had with Anderson Cooper. Her contemptuous laughter is quickly becoming one of my favorite sounds in the multiverse.
Trump, who already gets less negative coverage than Hillary, despite his relentless bigotry and abject lack of preparedness for the job he's seeking, cannot defeat her without the assistance of a complicit media.
And even though their scandalized muckraking through the Clintons' personal lives during the '90s remains one of the greatest shames of US political journalism, they seem positively excited about the opportunity to do it all over again.
...Hillary, who is certainly used to the media making the worst possible choices when it comes to covering her life and career, is ready no matter what may come.