Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's efforts to present herself as the anti-Hillary Clinton -- open and accessible – will be on display in South Carolina on Wednesday, according to the Weekly Standard
Both women have scheduled appearances in Columbia. On Tuesday, Fiorina Deputy Campaign Manager Sarah Isgur Flores emailed reporters letting them know that the former Hewlett Packard CEO would convene a press conference, the Weekly Standard reports.
"Our events tomorrow are all open to the press. And by open press, we mean we'll actually take questions," Flores wrote.
"We know it must be hard covering the Hillary for America But Against Transparency campaign," the email continued. "Leading by example, Carly will host a media availability outside the Columbia Marriott at 12:00pm on Wednesday."
Fiorina has made a habit of "implicitly or explicitly" criticizing Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, for a lack of transparency and a "lack of engagement with the political press corps," according to the National Journal
The Journal opines that Fiorina is targeting Clinton in part because she "needs the attention to boost her polling numbers and to land a spot on the Republican debate stage."
But Clinton's "media silence" hasn't gone unnoticed, according to Breitbart News.
Despite her formal announcement on April 12 that she's seeking the presidency, Clinton still has not had a formal interview with national media, something Breitbart noted
sets a record for the longest running presidential candidate who has failed to do so.
In contrast, Fiorina's campaign notified reporters that in the eight days following her May 4 announcement, she had answered 322 on-the-record questions from reporters.
on May 7 that on the campaign trail, Clinton "has responded — reluctantly at times -- to roughly eight questions from journalists."
"Even that count is a charitable one, given that some responses have been little more than short exclamations, such as, 'I'm having a great time, can't look forward any more than I am,' which she said in response to a question about her strategy in Iowa," according to the network. "When a reporter in New Hampshire asked about her next stop on the campaign trail, she merely said, 'Oh, onward.'"
The New York Times
has begun publishing questions the newspaper "would have asked" Clinton "if we had the opportunity."
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