Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clinton emails and the foundation: Media gets suckered again by right-wing conspiracy theorists

There was no pay-for-play - Clinton staffers routed contact request through channels. The Clintons are not rich because of their foundation - an enterprise devoted to helping provide health and education to people around the globe. But you wouldn't know this from the mainstream media. AZBlueMeanie has the details of all this and more in his post at Blog for Arizona.

BTW: despite all this buzz, voters still trust Clinton more than Trump. This is from the HuffPollster daily email.

VOTERS TRUST CLINTON MORE THAN TRUMP ON MAJOR ISSUES - Samantha Neal: “More voters trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump on nearly every key issue ― a feat not achieved by any candidate in recent elections, according to polling data aggregated by The Huffington Post. Trump trails Clinton in voter trust on each of the issues that typically rank highest in people’s minds when evaluating a presidential candidate ― the economy, immigration, terrorism, national security, foreign policy, social issues and criminal justice...Improving national security and tackling terrorism are central tenets of Trump’s campaign, and are issues that both Bush and McCain won by decisive margins during their electoral bids. In this election, however, Clinton leads Trump on the issue by an average of 2.1 percentage points.” [HuffPost]

Addendum: Heather Digby Parton at writes about the recurring conspiracy theories trumped up (sorry) by the right-wing Judicial Watch. Here is a nugget about the right-wing activities targeting the Clintons in the 90s.

... For instance, this 1999 article by Jill Abramson and Don Van Natta in the New York Times laid out the previously untold story story of the small group of conservative lawyers who concocted the Paula Jones lawsuit and were instrumental in pushing the Monica Lewinsky matter, among other things. As it happens one of those lawyers was a fellow named George Conway, who was not yet married to Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, who is now Donald Trump’s latest campaign manager. The Drudge Report drove much of the scandal, and George Conway was believed to have been Drudge’s main source, most memorably the story about President Clinton’s alleged “distinguishing characteristic ...

Makes you wonder. Did KellyAnne learn the Way of the Con from now husband George?

You are not paranoid if they really are out to get you.

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