Press Rips Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Handling of Fainting Health Incident … “Why didn’t they just say she had pneumonia?”
NOTE TO MEDIA … BECAUSE THEY ARE LYING, THAT’S WHY.
As reported at the Politico, the MSM is in a tiff and is ripping the Hillary Clinton campaign for its handling of her health incident that saw her knees buckling as aides helped her into a waiting van at a 9/11 memorial service in New York on Sunday. The media seems to be upset with Clinton’s campaign in failing to disclose that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. ARE YOU JOKING? So Hillary’s health is all of a sudden an issue for the media even though she has been going into coughing fits for months now? And anyone who dared question Hillary’s medical issues and coughing was deemed a sexist. Really? Folks, Hillary Clinton nor her campaign do not know what it means to tell the truth. Pneumonia, really?
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is coming under fire for failing to disclose that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, and for saying she simply got “overheated” at the 9/11 memorial service in New York, when video showed her knees buckling as aides helped her into a waiting van.
It wasn’t until shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET Sunday that the campaign put out a terse statement saying that Clinton had “departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.” There was no explicit acknowledgment that Clinton had left the ceremony earlier than planned, nor any mention of what looked to be a fainting spell.
Clinton herself sought to project that all was well, stepping outside of her Chelsea’s apartment some 45 minutes later. “I’m feeling great, it’s a beautiful day in New York,” she said, taking a moment to greet a small girl before piling back into the van to head home to Westchester County.
Not until 5:15 p.m. did the campaign revealed that she had in fact been diagnosed with pneumonia and put on antibiotics a day earlier, after what her doctor called a “follow-up evaluation of her prolonged cough.”
Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s physician, said that she had indeed become “overheated and dehydrated” on Sunday morning, but made no mention of her apparent collapse. “I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely,” Bardack said. Sunday’s examination, an aide said, took place at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York.
At 10:16 p.m., the campaign said that “Clinton will not be traveling to California tomorrow or Tuesday.” Clinton was scheduled to raise cash in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and her campaign had previewed that she would also deliver a speech on the economy Tuesday. Clinton’s Wednesday trip to Las Vegas is, for now, still on her schedule.
So let’s get this straight, the MSM was not upset that Hillary Clinton lied to them and the American people about the use of private emails and a private email server that contained top secret U.S. information, but they are upset that they were not told that Hillary had pneumonia. Do your damn job MSM and vet this woman, report on her crimes, report on her health and actually do what you are supposed to do instead of carrying her water.
Stelter’s admonition is truly stunning as he was talking conspiracy theories at the time the news surfaced of Hillary’s episode.
Here’s a small bit of advice for the mainstream press: Do your job and you won’t be in a position to be perturbed with the Clinton campaign when they fail to disclose information.
Let’s face it. Were it not for the video that surfaced of Hillary Clinton nearly falling over before being helped into her van, they never would have disclosed the pneumonia diagnosis. Why would they have to? With the press giving them cover and making her condition into a conspiracy theory, there was no reason to release that information.
Sorry Chuck, Jonathan and Brian. You don’t get to play cover and then be “outraged” when Hillary uses that cover to her advantage.