Media blasts Clinton's Address to Congress: "It was just like her other 17,880 fantastic speeches!"
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Judging by the headlines on Wednesday morning, media reaction to President Hillary Rodham Clinton's first Address to Congress on Tuesday night was swift and unforgiving.
"Once again, it was excellent," complained the Wall Street Journal editorial board. "But we feel her excellence is boring and unbefitting for a modern President."
While polls show 82 percent of the public approved of Clinton's rousing speech, in which she outlined plans for criminal justice reform, Wall Street reform, and a major infrastructure bill, her critics in the press were unmoved.
"Every time she opens her mouth, I just feel the need to judge her," wrote New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino proved to be a rare contrary voice, writing, "Sure, when it comes to intellectual heft, poetry, her obvious command of public policy, and her habit of reading words that make sense aloud in the order in which she wrote them, Clinton's first Address to Congress was just like her other 17,880 fantastic speeches," she said.
"But we all knew that Clinton's a dependably splendid speaker. While that makes for bad copy, it makes for a great presidency," wrote Tolentino.