Y’know, I thought we would have been done with men in the media obsessing with Hillary Clinton’s voice and complaining that she shouts, shrieks and screeches too much, but I guess we aren’t.
Two days after Bob Woodward and Joe Scarborough used a segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to attack the Democratic Presidential candidate over her tone and delivery in her speeches, male media personalities and pundits have continued to harp on the subject. The ironic thing here is that on the broadcast where Joe and Woodward mocked Hillary for her loudness, Joe — who spends half of his programs yelling at the top of his voice — interviewed Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, two men noted for being loud and over-the-top.
Later in the day on Wednesday, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera and Sean Hannity both commented on Hillary’s ‘shouting,’ with Rivera wondering if the former Secretary of State has a hearing problem while Hannity said it sounded like “angry, bitter, screaming.” In a rare instance of a woman, albeit a conservative on, criticizing Clinton on her tone, Fox’s Katie Pavlich agreed with Hannity that Hillary shouts too much, saying foreign dignitaries likely find her voice “grating.”
Former game show host turned conservative political activist/hanger-on Chuck Woolery tossed in his two cents on Twitter:
I think Hillary needs to find her inside voice. Like inside the house.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 3, 2016
On Thursday, the criticism continued, as Rush Limbaugh, he of the constant spittle-riddled three-hour long shoutfests, stated that Clinton is “a screeching bore.” Meanwhile, during Thursday night’s debate, Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief of The Hill, tweeted (since deleted) that “When Hillary Clinton raises her voice, she loses.”
During a radio broadcast, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow told host “Big” John Howell that the ex-First Lady “shrieked” after winning the Iowa caucus and it reminded him of something out of Lenin or Trotsky. So, not only was she way too loud, but she was doing it in a very communistic way, I guess.
Meanwhile, every other candidate still running for President not named Jeb, Carson or Kasich has a tendency to yell more often than not when on the campaign trail or a debate stage. Yet, none of them get called out by the male punditry — who all have a habit of screaming their heads off — for their shouting ways. Why is that?