Hillary Clinton Accuses Terry Gross of Being “Persistent”

Score one for the Philly-based host of NPR’s Fresh Air.

TerryGrossHillary Clinton is on a book tour (PHOTOS: she’s was at the free library Friday morning), and this week, she sat down with Philadelphia’s Terry Gross for an interview that aired on NPR’s Fresh Air.

The interview has generated a lot of controversy thanks to a rather awkward section where Gross questions Clinton on the hot topic of gay marriage.


Gross questions Clinton. Clinton evades. Gross questions Clinton some more. Clinton evades some more. And then Gross questions Clinton some more. Clinton becomes obviously perturbed, accusing Gross of being "persistent," which is hardly a criticism in Gross's line of work.

Buzzfeed counts 10 times that Gross tried to get Clinton to explain herself. The National Journal says it was a mistake for Clinton to take the interview in the first place. And New York Magazine describes Clinton as "testy."

Here's the full interview. Fast-forward to 19:52. That's where the testy discussion begins.

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  • NotFromPhilly

    Way to go, Terry!

  • NS

    Stale Air.

  • Dude

    Remind me to never take an interview with Terri Gross when I get famous

  • John Pettimore

    I love how for someone who’s potentially running for President — you know, the most powerful person in the world, responsible for the world’s biggest military, the world’s biggest economy, relations with 200 other countries — the only thing that seems to matter is whether they’re nice enough to homosexuals. This is insane.

    • Annie

      Ambassador Stevens could not be reached for comment.

  • Jane Yavis

    Not a Hillary fan, but her responses were appropriate, measured and correct. Yes, there are other pressing issues we should be talking about right now.

  • Elgin

    i love npr we should all support