The Usual Suspects, the Clintons, are Back!

Posted: March 23, 2015 in New Post

An article in today’s New York Times, Michael S, Schmidt gives us a hint of what we should expect in the remaining 595 days left until we elect a new president. It will be a Clinton bashing fest, complete with whispers, rumors, innuendo, and false scandals. The email kerfuffle started by an Times’ ill researched hit piece was the first salvo in what promises to be an unrelenting assault on Hilary and anything Clinton.

Today’s article, coincidentally by the same reporter, is typical of the type of “journalism” we can expect not only from the right wing fringe on Fox News, but in a main stream press who have for decades now considered the Clintons as “the usual suspects” in crimes undetermined.  Written to imitate reporting, the reporter cannot escape his own prejudices in the phraseology he uses. For example, while admitting that the emails she sent to the Benghazi committee contained no evidence of wrongdoing, he injects this plum:

they did show that Mrs. Clinton’s top aides at times corresponded with her about State Department matters from their personal email accounts, raising questions about her recent assertions that she made it her practice to email aides at their government addresses so the messages would be preserved, in compliance with federal record-keeping regulations. [emphasis mine]

“Raising questions”? By whom? You, Mr. Schmidt? This is a clever and not so subtle way that this and other reporters sway the reader into beleiving that there is something sinister going on in Clinton Land, but we just can’t put our finger on it. Later in the article, he further leads the reader to believe in the shady side of Ms. Clinton when he refers to

…her elusive email personality…

Elusive if you want it to seem that way. Of course, every other candidate from Jeb Bush to Scott Walker are presumed to be hiding nothing when they too have been very selective in which emails they allowed to be made public. But of course, the Clintons are shady characters. Just ask Ken Starr.

As he concludes the article, he adds this gem for the conspiracy minded,

Some may not be satisfied with that explanation or the records Mrs. Clinton has provided.

“Some”, the ethereal experts that Fox News offers to cement the evidence in the tin foil brains of their foaming-at-the-mouth viewers. We have become accustomed to the Fox News fiasco, but in the past few years it has become disconcerting that what we used to rely on for objective reporting has fallen into the trap of the “both sides do it” syndrome. And worse yet, in the case of the Clintons, the never ending suspicion that somewhere, there are bodies buried.

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