Media becoming co-conspirators in Clinton cover up

Tim Carney:
Hillary Clinton thinks you all need to stop doubting Hillary Clinton. Don't question her health. Don't ask what was in the 30,000 emails she deleted. Don't follow the money trails that lead in and out of the Clinton Foundation, the State Department, and her own bank account.

This is what we expect from a politician with a paranoid streak. The odd thing is that parts of the media are going along with her.

Much of our news media has diligently, consistently, and expertly scrutinized both Clinton and Donald Trump. This isn't an easy task, because of Clinton's Nixon-level secrecy and opacity, and because of Trump's mind-bending inconsistency and incoherence.

But Clinton's team has tirelessly worked the refs this election: "You're making stories out of innocent emails! You're ignoring Trump's flaws! All this false equivalence! This is just a question of email server management!"

But this campaign to harass journalists who do their jobs hasn't been tethered to truth. The New York Times reported in July 2015 that the FBI was investigating Clinton's emails. Clinton's media machine immediately blasted this report, calling it a "bogus" and "fictitious." Of course, the Times was right, and the Clinton campaign knew it at the time, but this is how you work the refs.

Last week, Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill mocked an NBC reporter ("Get a life," he tweeted) who wrote about Clinton's cough. Which turned out to be pneumonia.

Less than 48 hours before Clinton went limp, nearly collapsing thanks to that pneumonia, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote "Can We Just Stop Talking About Hillary Clinton's Health Now?"

"[T]o believe that something is seriously wrong with Clinton," Cillizza wrote, "you have to a) assume her doctor lied and b) that her coughing, which often happens when someone catches a cold or spends a lot of time speaking publicly, is a symptom of her deeper, hidden illness."
There is more.

Many of those who have been carrying water for her, will continue to do so.  Cillizza later acknowledged his error after she admitted to having pneumonia.  Others in the Clinton media praetorian guard are now saying pneumonia which kills 50,000 people a year is not that big a deal.  Watching the liberals in the media squirm to defend a deeply flawed candidate is an interesting thing to watch.  Credibility is sold cheap in the service of pushing a liberal agenda.


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