Ever since alternative media sources made Hillary Clinton’s health a legitimate campaign issue, much of the mainstream media has been comically and instinctively rallying around her, smugly proclaiming that anyone who questions Her Highness’ physical or mental fitness for office to be a deranged rightwing conspiracy theorist.
What’s so amusing about the tactics of these self-important pundits is their willingness to do the exact same thing they demonize “fringe bloggers” of doing: playing doctor. Most of those rushing out to confidently ensure the public that everything is just fine and dandy with Hillary Clinton’s health lack any medical credentials. They’re just journalists and pundits who have decided Hillary is fine based on a two-page letter from internist Dr. Lisa Bardack. Does writing for the Washington Post or CNN make them the authority on Hillary Clinton’s health? Of course not.
To highlight just how unquestioning and extremely biased much of the mainstream media really is, let’s take a look at what comes up as the top story when I search “Hillary health debunked.”
Does this make CNN sound like a legitimate media source or just a Clinton-pandering tabloid? “The new birthers,” “debunk” and “conspiracy” all in one title. Seems a bit over the top doesn’t it? Kinda like something you might find on a fringe blog.
The author of the article, Gregory Krieg, is described by CNN as “a reporter at CNN Politics covering buzzy political news.” Perhaps I’m missing something, but looking at his LinkedIn I don’t see any evidence of medical expertise. So his credentials are more or less in line with fringe bloggers when it comes to medicine, but I suppose he can still brag to his friends about writing for the Clinton News Network. Which means nothing to anyone at this point.
In order to get some semblance of neutrality on the Hillary health story, you have to go to much less mainstream websites. Such as The Hill for example.
Here are a few excerpts from an article published earlier today titled, Clinton Health Questions: Off Limits or Legitimate Issue?
Hillary Clinton is 68 years old. She’s been diagnosed with cerebral venous thrombosis; head trauma, pregnancy, cancer, brain infection, autoimmune diseases and inborn clotting abnormalities are all predisposing factors, per The Washington Post. She’s currently taking blood thinners. Four years ago, Clinton fainted, hit her head and suffered a concussion.