If you were watching any of the networks this afternoon, you probably got the impression that Hillary Clinton is stoking some kind of intra-party civil war among Democrats. But I have to say, I’ve seen some clips from Clinton speeches today, and heard several reports about remarks she’s delivered, and I have to say, she sounded pitch-perfect to me.

This clip shows Clinton appearing before the Hispanic Caucus today, but she had a similar message about the McCain campaign’s latest ads when speaking to the New York State delegation breakfast: “I understand that the McCain campaign is running ads trying to divide us and let me state what I think about their tactics and these ads: I am Hillary Clinton and I do not approve that message.”

It’s almost as if the party “rift” has been exaggerated for effect by news outlets obsessed with the notion of drama, and desperate to find some kind of major conflict, whether it exists or not.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.