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
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“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
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If I recall correctly, it was about five years ago,
certainly it was during Obama’s second term, when there appeared a spate of
articles, op-eds and opinion pieces, and a whole bunch of television pundits countering
the popular right wing narrative that “liberals are destroying America.”I think Slate, Politico, and the Huffington
Post had long, detailed pieces showing how there was no fact-based evidence
that this was the case and every indication that it was conservative social,
economic and political policies that were thwarting Americans from achieving
the American dream and not liberal policies. All the media attention including from the Washington Post and the New York Ties was quite
welcome in my view since I’ve heard Rush Limbaugh rage on for a decade now how
“liberals are destroying America.”
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The Nestle Corporation, headquartered in Switzerland, is the
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But in their attempts to increase their reach and expand
it’s corporate domination over what the world eats, the Nestle Corporation has discovered a new “business model”
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