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April 07, 2008

Clinton Campaign Fact Checks Like the MSM

And that's no compliment.

Fresh off having to backtrack from here tale of heroism in the Battle of Tuzla, Clinton is forced to promise to stop telling another whopper on the trail.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said the Democratic presidential candidate is going to stop using a story about an uninsured pregnant woman in Ohio who died because a hospital turned her away.

Clinton has been telling the tale for about five weeks, and first heard it from Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy Bryan Holman, who was taped relaying the account to the New York senator.

“She was pregnant and worked for minimum wage. She went to the hospital, and the hospital told her she needs a hundred dollars up front, which she didn’t have. So they billed her a couple of times for it, and she went back again, she didn’t have a hundred dollars so they refused to see her,” Holman said to an attentive Clinton.

Turns out that while the woman did have complications and die, she had insurance and was receiving pre-natal care.

So in the midst of a hotly contested campaign Hillary hears a story from a guy at an event and proceeds to retell it several times without bothering to check it out. Maybe she was tired.

Hillary Clinton....Smartest. Woman. In. America.


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