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May 09, 2017

Hillary Clinton: I Don't Want to Say the French Election Was All About Vindicating Me But My Media Friends Can Say the French Election Was All About Vindicating Me, If They Want

Yes, you demented foul witch, the media is totally against the Russians Hacked the Election #FakeNews you yourself spread, with their eager assistance.

Quoted from The Daily Caller:

Hillary Clinton attempted to tie herself to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's runoff victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday. Clinton posted a tweet calling Macron's election a victory for "the world" and a "defeat" to the hackers who released Macron's emails to the public shortly before the election, but then turned the focus towards herself, claiming "the media says I can't talk about that." Clinton is known to have staffers carefully craft and edit her tweets before posting.

How come the media never seems to be upset when candidates they're clearly in the bag for, like Obama and this rancid bag of favor-trading, claim the media is biased against them?

Well, 1, they know it's not true, and 2, they know it's just Good Politics for Democrats to claim bias against them, and most importantly 3, it's also helpful for the media to have Democrats laughingly claiming that the media is biased against Democrats. That allows the media to say, "Well, the Republicans claim that we're biased against them, and the Democrats say we're biased against them, so we must be doing something right and reporting with no bias at all."

How quickly the idea of "False Equivalency" flies out the window when it's inconvenient. The progressive media has long maintained that to take opposite claims -- one of which is clearly true, and the other of which is plainly a lie -- and report them both as if they're equal is a dereliction of journalistic duty, and that they should move past reporting both claims as if they're equal and announce, clearly, which is true and which is false.

Of course they do this a lot now -- witness Jake Tapper and his annoying honking Philadephia accent and his snarky chryons like TRUMP SAYS HE NEVER SAID X (HE DID).

But suddenly, when it comes to charges of media bias-- the Democrats putting forth a laughable claim that the media is against them -- the media returns to reporting both claims as if they're equally supportable -- the Dems say we're biased, the GOP says we're biased, both claims must be equally true or false, and ergo, we're not biased for or against either.

Don Surber discusses this (and he's the one I got this story from), declaring "Demented Hillary Thinks She's President of France Now."

Or, as Jake Tapper's Super-Cool Chyrons would say: "HILLARY CLINTON THINKS SHE'S PRESIDENT OF FRANCE NOW (SHE'S NOT)."

Update: Hilary's statement that "the media says I can't talk about that" may be more innocent than I thought -- the French government imposed a blackout on discussing the contents of the Macron Email Hack. (More about this later.)

Maybe she was unsure if she'd be violating French directives if she mentioned this.

However, she posted this at 4:32 on May 7th, which would be 10:32 PM French time, which one would assume would be after French polls had closed -- and Macron declared the runaway victor.

However, France's overseas territories might still have been voting. Still, Macron was already the winner, whether or not polls had been closed in Guadalupe and Martinique.

All this seems unlikely to me -- that Hillary Clinton, never one to follow American law would suddenly be a stickler about following a French government directive, and that she knew or cared that Martinique might still be voting after all the world knew Macron had won by a huge margin, and that she feared prosecution (haha!) about mentioning this after the French news blackout had for all intents and purposes ended -- but I thought I'd mention it.

I'll talk more about that hack in another post.

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