Friday, November 4, 2016

The Clinton Email "Scandal" Was Always Nonsense. A Bit of Homework Reveals That.

Matthew Yglesias of Vox shows, that with the smallest effort, you can realize how badly the 2016 campaign has been covered by the media. It's the policy, people!

One Blackberry instead of two. Is that too much to ask?

I've known most of the bits of this story and long ago concluded that the whole Clinton email thing is bullshit. Contrast that with Donald Trump's recorded remark, "...grab them by the pussy" and twelve accusations that he, essentially, did just that, and you realize how mistreated Hillary Clinton has been by the media.

So it's with great appreciation that I read Matthew Yglesias' in-depth breakdown of the phony email scandal. Thanks, Matt! Key graph:
But none of this is true. Clinton broke no laws according to the FBI itself. Her setup gave her no power to evade federal transparency laws beyond what anyone who has a personal email account of any kind has. Her stated explanation for her conduct is entirely believable, fits the facts perfectly, and is entirely plausible to anyone who doesn't simply start with the assumption that she's guilty of something.
Read the whole piece to understand why the above is true. It was always bullshit and always will be bullshit. If Donald Trump becomes president, history will record -- just like with the phony weapons-of-mass-destruction claims of the Bush era -- that lies, deceit, media ineptitude, and the behavior of crowds led to a disaster.

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