Fox News analyst Brit Hume was distracted by Hillary Clinton’s “not so attractive voice” during her speech at the Democratic convention Thursday night.
He praised portions of Clinton’s address, but he added that any attempt to make “herself more appealing to the audience might not have done as well.”
“She has a habit, when speaking, of breaking into kind of a sharp, lecturing tone. It makes you feel a little bit like you’ve been called into the principal’s office to be read the riot act,” Hume said.
“She tends to accelerate her delivery and speak louder and sterner,” he continued. “She has a great asset as a public person, which is a radiant smile, but she has a not so attractive voice, and I think for much of her speech tonight, she lapsed into that familiar lecturing tone. And I suspect that there were some people that, even who agreed with her words, found the tone off-putting.”
Hume was not the only one to harp on Clinton’s voice Thursday night, as the Huffington Post noted.
“I don’t know why she can’t project more humanity,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said on PBS Thursday night, according to the Huffington Post. “She projects one emotional tone throughout, and it has a combative manner to it, and not a happy warrior manner.”
As I opined on TheFive today- a “check the box” speech. Immigration, income inequality, more. Btw what’s with the annoying vocal inflection?
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) July 29, 2016
It’s because Hillary’s voice is annoying and she’s a mediocre speaker. https://t.co/1NaXdOhwzP
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) July 29, 2016