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August 9, 2016

Rightwing Smear Machine Smears And Smears Again

I'm sure, by now, you've seen the photo of Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton being helped up a set of stairs (the implication being that she's in frail health).

Too bad the picture's from last February and there's nothing in it to indicate any bad health news.

But of course to our friends on the right facts (whether about climate or evolution or whatever) have any validity whatsoever.

The CNN places this current smear into a broader context:
The photos were forgotten -- until Saturday. What happened then, when a cadre of pro-Trump Twitter accounts started reposting the pictures as evidence that Clinton has a hard time walking, shows how easily photos can be distorted to take on a new and more sinister meaning.

In conspiratorial corners of the conservative media, doubts about Clinton's health and stamina have persisted ever since she had a health scare in 2012. Some armchair commentators even predicted Clinton wouldn't be able to run for president in 2016.

They were clearly wrong, and the health concerns are largely considered a fringe issue. Her personal physician said one year ago that she was physically fit to serve as president.
Smear, smear, smear.


Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

"our friends on the right facts (whether about climate or evolution or whatever) have any validity whatsoever."
I have been waiting for push back on my smear that the Police assisted the Trump protesters assaulting the Trump supporters in San Jose.
"Law-abiding citizens leaving the Trump rally were victimized by being forced by armed police to walk into a riot in full swing where many were assaulted while police looked on,"

Dayvoe said...

Look! Look THERE! Don't look here. Look OVER THERE!