Clinton’s comments on assault by congressman Greg Gianforte, on the eve of his election, were part of wide-ranging discussion at a tech conference
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Hillary Clinton condemned the assault on a Guardian reporter by Montana congressman Greg Gianforte on the eve of the election earlier this month, and accused a local news station of initially refusing to cover the encounter.
Clinton, the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic nominee, pointed to the incident as an example of conservative media conglomerates “beginning to call the shots” and intervening to influence a newsroom’s editorial coverage.