Charlie Rose asked Bill Clinton if his wife was okay, and he said yes. No further questions necessary.
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"Why is it surprising that the presidential candidate kept working even while ill? Women do it every day," argues one of the most poorly thought out Salon articles in recent memory — which is saying a lot. (For anyone interested: Hillary Clinton was forced to lie about her health, and then expose herself to "dehydration", because the patriarchy.)
Not only is the pneumonia claim supposed to be taken at face value, but the idea that Clinton was wrong to withhold information about her health is deeply hurtful, and probably even sexist. So goes Salon logic.
The media is in full damage control mode, if you haven't already noticed. Americans are being told to not believe their own eyes. It's not working: Only 45% of voters believe Clinton's pneumonia story.
Yesterday we made the case that Hillary Clinton likely has Parkinson's — and expect more from us on this subject in the coming days. But you don't have to agree with our Parkinson's theory to appreciate the censorship, lies and fluff pieces used to keep legitimate questions about Hillary's health a "fringe" topic. Below we have assembled some notable examples of how the media are trying to control the narrative surrounding Hillary's health. Enjoy.
1. CBS News edits transcript, video of Bill Clinton saying Hillary Clinton "frequently" faints.
This is a real keeper. Somehow Bill Clinton's comment that Hillary "frequently — oops I mean rarely — faints" became: "she's fine, QED." You have to admire CBS News' panache. The Hill reported yesterday that
Bill Clinton sat down with CBS's Charlie Rose on Monday to try to clear the air around questions regarding his wife's health after she collapsed while getting into a van at a 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday.
"Well, if it is, then it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors," Bill Clinton said when Rose asked him if Hillary Clinton was simply dehydrated or if the situation was more serious. "Frequently — well, not frequently, rarely, on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her when she got severely dehydrated, and she’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of State, as a senator and in the year since."
But the "CBS Evening News" version cut Clinton's use of "frequently" out. And a review by The Hill of the official transcript released by the network shows that Clinton saying "Frequently — well, not frequently," is omitted as well.
2. MSNBC describes weather in NYC on Sept. 11 as "horrific, very hot, extremely humid temperatures." Yeah, not quite.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature was 79 degrees (26° Celsius) with 54 percent humidity at 9:51 a.m. in Manhattan. Sweltering! We're amazed that Hillary Clinton didn't physically melt. The goons at MSNBC then went on to marvel at Hillary's wardrobe. No wonder she "overheated" — look at that long-sleeved pantsuit jacket! No one could survive 79 degrees in an outfit like that — except literally every other person at the Sept. 11 memorial service.
3. The Huffington Post has a zero tolerance policy for anyone who raises questions about Hillary's health.
On August 28, longtime Huffington Post contributor David Seaman had the audacity to question Hillary Clinton's health. What followed was sadly predictable:
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern)August 29, 2016
His article was deleted and his publishing access revoked. You can read the removed article here.
A different HuffPo contributor met a similar fate. Bill Robinson pointed out that while the media remained silent about Hillary's health, the internet was abuzz with questions that needed answers. Robinson's article was removed from the website, but a Google cache version can be found here.
4. Hillary Clinton is featured in the latest issue of Women's Health magazine. How appropriate.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering)September 13, 2016
Yes, a role model for all healthy women who aspire to survive 79 degree weather without losing basic motor functions.
5. Anyone rude enough to question the media's infallibility and unwavering pursuit of the truth is a "healther" and probably a sexist, too.
We have a new favorite Politico headline:
Yes, her "stumble" has empowered Pepe the Frog and other "white nationalists" who have no respect for pneumonia.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich)September 12, 2016
Also, shout-out to the Associated Press for exploiting Elmo in their latest "Hillary is such a hard worker, even when she's sick" exposé. Have you no decency, sirs and madams?
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