Donald Trump was asked tough and fair questions, but the same cannot be said for Hillary Clinton. Instead, we saw a theme that is recurring in this election: the media, and, in this case, moderator Lester Holt, protecting the Democratic nominee.
What millennials saw Monday was not an even playing field. They saw the same game that had been played in the Democratic primaries. Like Trump, Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders was challenged by moderators, while Clinton’s toughest challenges came from Sanders himself.
Fast-forward to the first debate of the general election. Nothing has changed.
Hillary Clinton’s career as a senator and as secretary of state — the cornerstone of the experience she touts in her candidacy — has been mired in controversy. Holt failed to challenge her when it came to her “extremely careless” handling of classified information, her aides that were granted immunity from prosecution before ultimately refusing to testify in the investigation of her private email server, and her failures in the handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi
. Not to mention questions surrounding Clinton Foundation donors' access to her
during her tenure as secretary of state.