There are two things that drive the news media. One is ratings or clicks. The other is making you feel uneasy enough to go to them and either watch, listen or click.
In other words, what many refer to as the “mainstream media” (although there really is no such thing) is hooked on making money and they will say anything that makes you like them because audience numbers and clicks are how they make money. If you want to blame “the media,” then stop falling for it. Make them tell the truth.
How do you do that, you ask? Hell, that’s easy. See, while the above is very true, so is the converse. If you stop clicking on their shit and you stop watching their shit, they have to report something else and go elsewhere for their audience.
There is a phenomenal example of this staring you in the face, yet many people won’t ever see it. It’s the Hillary Clinton scandal machine. If you have ever said that Hillary Clinton is corrupt, or that she’s not trustworthy or that she’s a war monger or that she’s cold-hearted or that she’s anything, you’re a major part of the problem. If you are voting for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson because you believe a vote for Hillary may as well be a vote for a Republican, you’re just a fucking moron. There, I said it. You are an I-D-I-O-T. You are gullible as hell and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a keyboard to write your garbage. Okay, it’s a free country, you should be allowed, but the rest of us will laugh at you.
Let me be the first to say, without equivocation, that anyone who says anything about a “Clinton scandal” is lying to you. There has been one “scandal” involving the Clintons in the last 25-30 years, and you remember it, I know. It was the blow job heard ’round the world. A major right wing shit-started, Kenny Starr, even wrote a pornographic novel about it, which he called “The Starr Report.” He included every graphic detail, to make you more likely to buy one. Most other civilized countries were laughing at the fact that we even called it a scandal. Gee, a powerful man was followed by a groupie and let her orally pleasure him. That has never happened before in the history of mankind, right?
Since 1988, when Bill Clinton gave the Democratic Convention speech that essentially launched his national career, a far right cabal has been determined to take him down. And because his wife was a woman who was anything but docile and servile, and because they knew that she was a potential progressive political force in her own right, they tried to take her down, as well.
But here’s the problem. Over the course of many years, even after using billions of dollars, including a lot of tax money, these people, who have a vested interest in seeing to it that both Clintons have been badly damaged, have found nothing. Every right winger who has ever accused Hillary Clinton of something nefarious has been forced to clear her because none of the accusations have held water. You can’t name one accusation against either Clinton that has resulted in any proof of a breach of any honesty or ethics. Well, except for the blowie. I’ve already discussed the Clinton Foundation at length, any unicorn progressive who even implies that anything untoward happened there is, again, an I-D-I-O-T.
If you are calling Hillary Clinton any pejorative name, then you have been suckered in by a media who just wants you to click on something. I say that because there is no proof of any of it. When you say she is dishonest or crooked, you are actually demonstrated more dishonesty and corruption than Hillary has ever displayed. You would be hard-pressed to find a prominent progressive in government who has ever said she was dishonest, and yes, that includes Bernie Sanders, the unicorn progressive messiah and Elizabeth Warren, the unicorn progressive demi-goddess.
Go ahead; name some prominent Democratic or progressive politicians of any credibility who have ever outright called her dishonest. The only progressives who say this type of thing are the “usual suspects,” idiots like Greenwald, Sirota, Snowden, Assange and those of their ilk, all of whom are proven bullshit artists and whose entire livelihood revolves around producing click bait. When confronted with a challenge to prove her dishonesty, none of them can come up with anything. I mean, just yesterday, Julian Assange, who is actually holed up in an embassy to avoid sexual assault charges, held up copies of emails showing a big “C” on them as “proof” that Hillary was lying when she said that no classified information had been sent
her email account. Assange is apparently unaware that “C” does not mean “classified.” It means “confidential.” And let’s face
until the Russian hackers who provided Assange with the emails in the first place hacked in and gave them to him, the emails were confidential. Every single one of the above is perfectly happy to accept stolen and illegally obtained information, at the same time they call everyone else “dishonest.”
It’s kind of pathetic when the people who are most adamant about calling Hillary Clinton dishonest tend to be completely dishonest. More importantly, though, look at the number of extremely honest and highly reputable people who are willing to put their significant reputations on the line to proclaim her as one of the most honest and ethical politicians they have ever had dealings with. In addition to Bernie and Warren, I can name Al Franken, Russ Feingold, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer, Donna Shalala, Eric Holder, Al Gore and, of course, Barack Obama, just off the top of my head. That’s just a few of the people who not only endorse her but who are willing to put their reputations on the line for her. What is it about the unicorn progressives who constantly refer to Hillary as dishonest, corrupt, a “hawk” and “Republican Lite” that makes their opinion more valid than people with actual progressive reputations who have actually worked with her for some time?
There is nothing corrupt or dishonest about Hillary Clinton. Nothing. And it’s easily provable by the fact that billions of right wing dollars and billions of right wing man-hours have been spent trying to prove it and she’s been a phenomenally successful politician. If you believe she’s “dishonest,” then you’re as gullible as any right winger who thinks Trump is going to build a wall and ship out all of the brown people who are taking their jobs. I put out a challenge back on July 28, asking for someone to prove to me that Hillary is dishonest and, even though tens of thousands of people have clicked on that article and presumably read it, not a single person has met the challenge.
Do you know who is running for president and is dishonest?
Stay tuned because I’ll show you tomorrow. I’m working on it now. (I will probably also publish a third…)