Before it’s all said and done, Hillary Clinton is going to go down as one of the most scrutinized presidential candidates in American history. And it’s not because she’s some shady, deceitful character who “has a lot of baggage” as many conservatives claim, it’s because she’s a polarizing figure who can make many of those in and around the media a whole lot of money.
Couple that with the fact that Republicans are absolutely terrified of her, and you have the perfect storm.
On most conservative websites and blogs her name draws as much, if not more, attention than President Obama’s. Heck, even on far-left leaning liberal websites (those who actually believe Elizabeth Warren is running or that Bernie Sanders stands a chance at becoming president), any mention of something relating to her I can assure you gets more “clicks” than the average article.
The bottom line is, finding any and every reason to try to criticize and scrutinize Hillary for the next year and a half is going to be extremely profitable for many people. So, naturally, that’s what a lot of people are going to do – even if most of what they’re saying is based on pure bullcrap.
Take for instance conservative author Peter Schweizer who came out with a book called Clinton Cash that tries to link speaking fees paid to Bill Clinton to policies supported by Hillary while she served as secretary of state.
There’s just one problem – he has absolutely no evidence to support key accusations made in his book. It’s just based on partisan assumptions from someone who clearly had an agenda when writing it.
That’s a fact that Chris Wallace slammed him with on Fox News Sunday morning.
After Schweizer insisted that Hillary Clinton approved a deal that allowed the Russian government to control some U.S. uranium mines, Wallace pointed out the fact that the proposal he was referencing was, in fact, approved by nine separate agencies – not Hillary Clinton.
“It’s not just the State Department,” Wallace said. “It’s nine separate agencies. There is no hard evidence, and you don’t cite any in the book, that Hillary Clinton took direct action, was involved in any way in approving, as one nine agencies, the sale of the company.”
“You don’t have a single piece of evidence that she was involved in this deal, that she sent a memo to the State Department person that was on this committee and said, ‘Hey, we want to approve the uranium sale,’” he continued.
You know you’re full of crap when you’re a conservative author of a book meant to do nothing more than slander Hillary Clinton, at a time when practically everyone on the right is trying to bring her down, and even somebody on Fox News is calling you out.
“I am a journalist,” Schweizer insisted. “I don’t have access to government records. I certainly don’t have access to her emails, which it doesn’t seem like anybody does. But the fundamental question is, with this deal and with the others we cite in the book, is it coincidence in a pattern that we see repeated dozens of times where large Clinton supporters have business before the State Department, they make large payments and favorable actions are taken?”
In other words, despite the fact that he has no evidence to support key accusations he makes in the book, as Wallace pointed out, he just went ahead and guessed what happened.
But this is what we can expect for the next 18 months or so from the conservative media, a seemingly endless stream of anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda. Because they know it doesn’t matter if any of it is real, they’re just trying to creation the irrational conclusion that “there’s just something Americans shouldn’t trust about her.”
Hopefully most Americans won’t be stupid enough to fall for it.
Watch the video below via Fox News: