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Megyn Kelly: Hillary 'Totally Insulated' From the Press

By    |   Wednesday, 15 April 2015 10:51 PM

Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her presidential candidacy on Sunday, but has yet to do a single press interview.

That didn't escape Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly, who has extended repeated offers for the former secretary of state to sit down for a talk.

"She's been totally insulated," Kelly said on her show Wednesday.

The three announced Republicans, Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, all held rallies to make their runs official and followed up with press appearances.

Paul ended up receiving criticism for his testiness with some reporters, but Kelly gave him kudos for showing up.

"Rand Paul puts himself out there," Kelly said. "He goes on with venues that may not be that friendly toward his message, but he took his licks."

Fox News reporter Ed Henry, who is covering Clinton's campaign, told Kelly that the press was kept behind a stack of boxes during Wednesday's meeting with small business owners. When the press shouted questions from the other side, Clinton ignored them, Henry said.

The day before, the Clinton staff claimed she had held a "media availability," Henry said, but it had consisted only of Clinton walking toward the press and recapped what had happened at her staged event.

"She walked toward the media, and they started shouting questions," Henry said. "She didn't answer any of them. … Gave her talking points about the middle class and walked out. That's not exactly a news conference."

Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz told Kelly he has been on the campaign trail with candidates of both parties, and sometimes they do go days without holding press conferences.

"Hillary didn't invent that," Kurtz said, "but she just had her rollout. Didn't give a speech, she did the video. I think it's a giant diss to the press."

Clinton has little love for the press corps, he said, so she insulates herself from difficult questions on her private email or foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation that would "upset the script."

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