Hillary doesn't need the press the way the press needs Hillary

Clinton has little reason to open up

Hillary Clinton sits for a live interview on Fox in June 2014.
(Image credit: (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst))

Until the Republicans decide on their nominee, Hillary Clinton's most dogged critics will be the detachment of top reporters covering her campaign. They include the indefatigable Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, and an army of rapid scribes at Buzzfeed. Soon, they'll be joined by campaign reporters for the big five TV news networks, and details from every publication that can get away with the expense of following a candidate around.

The tenor of Clinton's interaction with this relatively small group of people will determine how the outer atmospheres of the media ecosystem cover the story. So it stands to reason that Clinton, who has never had comfortable relations with the media, will have to somehow open herself up.

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