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  • Hillary Clinton says she’s trying to have more discussions with right-leaning media figures.
  • She largely avoided conservative media during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, has ruminated on her relationship with conservative media outlets during the campaign.

In an interview with the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt released on Tuesday, Clinton — a longtime critic of right-wing media outlets — explained her aversion to appearing for interviews with right-leaning media, many of which made it known that the Clinton campaign repeatedly rebuffed or ignored interview requests.

When Hewitt asked why she avoided listening to or participating in interviews on conservative talk radio, Clinton said she was alienated by anger on such radio programs, as well as the various conspiracies pushed by some right-wing pundits.

“I’m a little allergic to the kind of bombast and craziness that I sometimes hear from others, because I think it has really undermined our ability to work together across partisan lines,” Clinton said.

She added: “We can have our differences, and I’ve always thought you were one of the people who was on that side — like, OK, I have real differences, I’m going to explain what I think, but even having me on your show today demonstrates that you’re somebody who wants to have a real discussion about the issues that we face.”

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