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    Hillary’s Health Is a Media Scandal


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    Hillary’s Health Is a Media Scandal

    Post  sinister_midget on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:53 am

    Hillary’s Health Is a Media Scandal

    The Politico article on Hillary’s health scare begins with the line, "Hillary Clinton’s health -- long the obsession of conspiracy theorists -- emerged Sunday as a legitimate campaign issue."

    Washington Post column by Chris Cillizza struck a similar note. Writes Cillizza, talk of Hillary's illness "was largely confined to Republicans convinced that Clinton has long been hiding some sort of serious illness. I wrote dismissively of that conspiracy theory in this space last week."

    As this incident makes painfully clear, to report facts that the media choose to suppress makes one a “conspiracy theorist,” at least until the facts become too obvious for the media to ignore. The irony is that if there were no prior health incidents, Hillary’s collapse on Sunday would not have been much of an issue. Instead, it is a major issue, maybe the dominant campaign issue, only because the conspiracy theorists chronicled Hillary’s previous problem moments.

    In the two months since my book on TWA 800 was published, I have faced this same conundrum. Although almost everyone in the aviation industry knows the 747 was shot out of the sky in July 1996, the media will not report this politically inconvenient fact unless it becomes too obvious to ignore. They will not even look at the evidence, which is even more overwhelming than that for Hillary’s ill health.

    Today, they call people who report the truth prematurely “conspiracy theorists.” A generation ago, the operative word was “reporter.”

    It's not as bad as all that.

    Let's say, for example, there was a rumor that Trump had a bimbo on the side and you brought it out in the open. Do you think the media would run from it? Absolutely not. And they'd just pretend their participation away once it turned out to be completely concocted. Except they'd mention it in passing every now and then. Y'know, just to keep it alive. So their selected target of media affection could use it against him.

    So the thing is, the government press has no qualms at all about running with something that may or may not be true. So blaming them for not taking the fact of Hitlery's obvious failing health and brain damage seriously misses the fact that they jump on stories like that a lot.

    Naturally they won't do that with stories about their Chosen. They are still liberal Democrats after all.

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