Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by JD Heyes
Throughout Hillary Clinton’s second unsuccessful bid for the presidency last year, there were repeated signs that her health was not good and actually getting worse.
Natural News’ founder and editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, was among the first in the independent media to report on it, in fact. In August, after Clinton was photographed being helped up a short flight of steps at a residence, Adams wrote that it was just the latest proof in a multi-year body of evidence that her health was failing:
For at least the last five years, scary signs of Hillary Clinton’s plummeting health have continued to emerge. From her bizarre in-speech “blackouts” to her repeated monstrous coughing fits and her seizure-like bobble head behavior, many people have legitimately wondered whether Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a neurological or cognitive collapse.
For that Adams and the few other indie media outlets who were tracking Hillary’s health decline were pilloried by so-called “fact-checking” websites like Politifact who described the reporting as hysterically false and decidedly ‘anti-Clinton,’ while at the same time appearing to lend credibility to “mainstream” media reporting that something is mentally wrong with then-GOP presidential contender Donald J. Trump.
Now, thanks to revelations contained in former DNC head and longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile’s new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” we know that Adams and Natural News were right and the “fact-checkers” and lamestream media outlets were covering up for their preferred candidate.
Brazile’s book “has thrown open a new and very big window on 2016 — and exposed yet again the consequences of the political biases of the Democratic media,” writes Michael Goodwin for The New York Post, regarding the media’s disgustingly dishonest lack of coverage.
“The missed stories are not merely the result of mistakes or sloppy reporting. Brazile’s book is a revelation in that it shows that many left-leaning journalists didn’t so much cover Clinton as cover up for her,” Goodwin noted further. (Related: Hillary Clinton’s worsening coughing fits point to massive hidden health problem.)
Consider this, Goodwin proffered: Brazile admitted that Hillary’s declining health was so much of an issue that, during the peak of her campaign, she thought of replacing her with then-Vice President Joe Biden — but none of the thousands of mainstream media reporters covering her campaign ever knew that?
How likely is that, especially given the many public displays of Clinton in poor health?
“It’s not possible — if the media had been playing it down the middle and holding both candidates to the same standard of scrutiny,” Goodwin writes. But this massive story was “missed” because the coverage was so skewed in an effort to ensure Trump’s defeat.
By contrast, as noted in the Politifact piece referenced above, any insinuation completely devoid of facts that suggested there was something — anything — wrong with Trump became the lead story in the day’s political news cycle.
But anything that might harm Clinton or make her look physically unable to hold office was downplayed, ignored outright or ridiculed. The Washington Post’s political writer Chris Cillizza is emblematic of the bias. He once denounced stories about Clinton’s declining health as “a totally ridiculous issue” and a “sure-fire loser” for Trump.
“It’s hard to plausibly insist, based on the available data, that Clinton is ill,” Cillizza, now at CNN, wrote.
“The coverage of Clinton’s health was a prime example of the tilt. Her coughing fits, especially a long one on Labor Day, and a history of falling were pointed out by the popular Drudge Report, some Republicans and smaller, conservative-leaning sites to suggest she was not being honest about her health,” Goodwin noted.
As we know now thanks to Brazile’s revelations, Clinton’s health was so poor the DNC chief thought about replacing her.
Once again, the independent media was right. Oh, and if you want real media fact-checking, head over to our network site MediaFactWatch.com.
Read more of J.D. Heyes’ work at The National Sentinel.