The criticism that Hillary Clinton has received for her new book has been exaggerated, reflecting the unjustified animosity that she received over the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, holds Hadley Freeman of the Guardian. Tainted in sexism, the reaction to her book has been extremely negative, ranging from profane to arrogantly dismissive. While not everything she says needs to be agreed with, her words are unfairly portrayed as an attempt to shift blame away from her. Many have denounced the book outright, telling her to be quiet and leave politics. No male presidential candidate who published a book was treated so disrespectfully in the past.
Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened” is a further example of her downplaying the many mistakes she made, none bigger than the use of a private email server, suggests Jack Shafer of Politico. In it, she points fingers at the press for correctly chastising her behavior. Clinton continues to portray the idea that she owns her mistake, while trying to reduce its significance at every turn. It was her own lack of transparency that made this story so damaging. Her emails did contain classified information. Journalists pursued the story for so long because it was being continuously hidden. Clinton deserves all the criticism she's getting.