The kicker is that they allowed themselves to be corralled. What happened if they ran around the rope? Did that thought occur to any of them or were they told “You will stand between these two jump ropes and walk a distance away from Mrs. Clinton like sheep.” This moving corral was the “free speech media zone?” You're telling me media people with jobs to do were afraid to run under the rope held by this girl?
The press couldn't run around the rope? Would Madame Candidate have melted? I'm sorry, but do you see this?
He's being roped away from Hillary Clinton as though he were an animal. Roped away by loafer-wearing staffers.
Like I said, the kicker is that they allowed themselves to be minimized and limited this way. I don't feel sorry for the media, this is self-inflicted. It's similar to “Game of Thrones” when Cersei Lannister flattered, fawned over, empowered, and legitimized the High Sparrow as means to an end, only to have him repay the favor with imprisonment and a humiliating walk through King's Landing. Media became pets incapable of acting independently from ideology and after years of subjugating themselves to a particular party and political affiliation they're awarded with surveillance, persecution (plus wire-tapping, etc) if they do a one-off balanced piece. The media has had an abusive relationship with the current administration and it looks as though Hillary is eager to continue it. Aside from a few Twitter grumblings, don't look to any of them to change it.