The FBI released today the documents behind the recent discussion of Hillary Clinton’s email server and the decision to not follow up with any charges. And almost immediately, Reuters tossed up the most click-baity headline in click-bait land.
CLINTON SAYS COULD NOT RECALL ALL BRIEFINGS DUE TO CONCUSSION: FBI REPORT
Except … that’s not what the FBI said. It’s not even what their own article says.
Said the report, "Clinton said she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from (the) State (Department) during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in 2013.
"However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot (in her head). Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received," the report said.
Hillary Clinton didn’t recall any briefings on how to handle email. Hillary Clinton had a concussion in 2012. This does not equal “could not recall all briefings due to concussion.”
The headline isn’t just wrong, it’s a fabrication—one that, like the false AP tweet on the Clinton Foundation—will undoubtedly be spun up into a scandal and feature heavily in Trump’s nightly tirade. It doesn’t just play into the right wing talk of a mystical Clinton illness, it builds it a stadium and brings in cheerleaders. It’s not just wrong. It’s execrable.
Reuters just updated their article, changing the headline to…
CLINTON TELLS FBI SHE COULD NOT RECALL ALL BRIEFINGS ON PRESERVING DOCUMENTS
Doesn’t appear to mention previous headline.
NOTE: Now that the media is 24/7 on lying, untrustworthy Hillary Clinton, have you noticed that just as soon as some allegation appears in the media, there follows a raft of press that basically debunks the day old screaming headline? Before such allegations burbled around the right wing media eventually finding their way to the lamestream media with not a shred of analysis. Glad this has finally come to a halt. Great! This is what the press is supposed to do not just copy and paste bullshit from the web.
I had a sudden revelation the other day while perusing the
veggie section of our local Whole Foods Market:I own not a single pair of “skinny
jeans.”How, you might ask, did I
suddenly stumble across this personal truth and profound revelation?Well, while fingering the “organic” bananas that always seem to be too green to me and comparing them to the
“regular, old fashioned, cheaper non-organic” ones, I noticed that I was in the
company of half a dozen young men all wearing skinny jeans and all examining organic
California oranges or the latest shipment of white asparagus – organic - also
from California.Now there was the
aspect that five out of the six young men (Millennials, I assumed) were very
easy on my eyes. On anyone's eyes if you want the truth. Some sported very chic short-trimmed beards, strong chiseled chins, sparkling eyes, ad worthy faces, and a couple who looked quite buff in their chest hugging checked lumberjack shirts …
A NARRATIVE THAT ENABLES VIOLENCE AGANST US AS IT DID
PART ONE If you haven’t kept up with the right wing’s
latest attacks on liberals for protesting and resisting Trump then you probably
will disagree with me that I believe that we are heading for new wave of
violence against liberal demonstrators, protesters and resistors as well as against free speech and
the continued diminishment of basic civil and human rights right here in
America. We’ve seen such actions before
during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War days of the 1960’s.With our backs against the well, as they
surely are today, and the national atmosphere even more repressive with the
Trump Administration, you can depend on it. Why do I say what’s happening to us today
resembles what happened to African Americans during Jim Crow?In no way do I intend to portray the “plight”
of liberals and progressives today as analogous to the post Civil War situation
of African Americans following the passage of the 13th
CAN WHITE MEN COMPETE IN THE DICK SIZE COMPETITION? ADVISORY: I write this
piece in a spirit of newsworthiness and fun.It contains language that might be offensive to some.But, if you are among the half of American
voters who supported Trump, then you’ll be accustomed to “Tellin’ It Like It
Is,” “Straight, Non-PC Language” “And Pussy Grabbing” as popular news items.
Okay, so the average size of White men’s cocks as opposed to
the average size of Black men’s cocks, may not seem like some vital issue
America needs to resolve immediately.But if you think that the question “Do Black Men Have Bigger Cocks Then
White Men? “ is just a benign offshoot of the culture wars, for example, you
would be wrong.Among White American
males there is probably no single issue – income inequality, illegal
immigration and gun control notwithstanding – that is a more important issue
facing them (us) today.Now, of course,
this is not a topic that The Donald or The Bern addressed in their political
campaigns – …