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Media Faces Blowback From Clinton Worship: “They Bet the Farm on Hillary… And Lost”

Charles Hugh Smith
September 16th, 2016
Of Two Minds
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This article was written by Charles Hugh Smith and originally published at his Of Two Minds blog.

Editor’s Comment: It was already blatantly obvious, but now it is front and center. The media helped build up the illusion of Hillary in order to boost her into office, exaggerate and manufacture support, and give her passes on everything while skewering her opponents with every flaw that surfaces. Everyone gets it.

But the media went out of its way to shame news outlets and independent journalists for daring to question Hillary’s health, only to have her terrible vulnerabilities exposed dramatically. And yet, they still helped to cover up and spin the story… will this dangerous bias ever be called out for what it is?

The Mainstream Media Bet the Farm on Hillary–and Lost

by Charles Hugh Smith

The MSM has forsaken its duty in a democracy and is a disgrace to investigative, unbiased journalism.

The mainstream media bet the farm on Hillary Clinton, confident that their dismissal of every skeptical inquiry as a “conspiracy” would guarantee her victory. It now appears they have lost their bet. Let’s do something radical and be honest for a moment: the mainstream media has smoothed the path to Hillary’s coronation in countless often subtle ways.

MSM “Opinion” hacks have unleashed unrelenting attacks on legitimate inquiries with accusations of “conspiracy” and obsequious kow-towing headlines such as “Can we please stop talking about Hillary’s health?”

Suggestions that the Clinton Foundation engaged in “pay to play” during Hillary’s term as secretary of state are glossed over; yes, it looks bad, the MSM reluctantly admits, they they hurry to add that no impropriety can be proven in court.

Given the foundation is run by attorneys who obfuscate the meaning of the word “is,” do you really think they’re going to leave tracks that can make it to court?

The Democratic National Committee’s corruption was downplayed, and the mainstream media’s pathetic lack of inquiry was of a piece with old Soviet “news”: a scapegoat or two is cut out of the leadership photo, and the DNC corruption machine moves on untouched.

Consider the subtle Orwellian play of The New York Times sidebar headline after Hillary’s collapse on 9/11: “Hillary leaves 9/11 event early.” Oh really? This was the substance of what happened, that the candidate “left early”?

All through the primaries, when Hillary won the NYT et al. splashed huge headlines declaring her victory. When Bernie won, headlines read “Hillary gains ground,” not “Bernie wins another primary.”

Rampant election fraud in the Democratic primaries was left uninvestigated, calling to mind the way Too Big To Fail banking fraud was left untouched by the mainstream media, which happily swallowed whole suspect official pronouncements that “subprime is contained” even as the financial system was veering into complete collapse in 2008.

There is an easy way to identify bias that we can all play at home: substitute “Sanders” or “Trump” for “Hillary” or “Clinton”. If Donald Trump collapsed on the sidewalk and had to be tossed in the van like a sack of rice, do you think the mainstream media would be bleating, “can we please stop talking about Trump’s health?” Please don’t even try to claim that oh, yes, the MSM would rush to run that headline.

Do you honestly think CBS would edit out a reference to Bernie Sander’s fainting “frequently”? Get real, people: the MSM only edits out negative stuff on Hillary.

Do you honestly think an MD who questioned Donald Trump’s health would find his show immediately taken off the air? Rather then being summarily taken out and shot for questioning the MSM’s scheduled coronation of their candidate, his show would have been pushed into prime-time and placed in rotation.

The mainstream media has failed: it has failed its sacred duty in a democracy to report the facts and let the voters decide what is or isn’t important, it has engaged in orchestrated deception, refusing to report facts that cast a shadow over their chosen candidate, it has failed to cast a skeptical eye on its chosen candidate’s actions and private accumulation of wealth, and it has attempted to block legitimate inquiries into Hillary’s wealth and health with crass, propagandistic attacks and smear campaigns against anyone who dares question Hillary’s MSM-granted “right” to be coronated president in January 2017.

Look, we understand your fear of crossing the Clintons. Their Enemies List makes Richard Nixon’s infamous Enemies List look like a squabble over seating at a church social. The body count of those who were in a position to rat-out the Clintons reminds observers of the way an astonishing number of eyewitnesses to JFK’s assassination turned up dead under mysterious circumstances.

Once again, substitute names. Would the mainstream media be so incurious if Bernie Sanders had accumulated a $100 million fortune via foreign “donations” to his foundation while he was serving as Secretary of State?

If acquiring $100 million in “donations” from overseas dictators and corrupt officials is “normal” for the secretary of state, then where is John Kerry’s $100 million in “donations”?

Look, if you love Hillary to death, that’s your right. But we as a nation cannot afford to blind ourselves to blatant media bias and propagandistic suppression of legitimate inquiry, even on behalf of politicos we favor.

This article was written by Charles Hugh Smith and originally published at his Of Two Minds blog.

Check out his book Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform ($3.95 Kindle ebook, $8.95 print edition) For more, please visit the book’s website.

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  1. Sgt. Dale says:

    They are two peas in a pod. Liars. And no some of the sheeple are starting to see though it. We here have seen though it for years. People hate to be lied to.
    Sgt.

    • Sgt. Dale says:

      And now some.
      Sgt.

    • john stiner says:

      I think the people like to be lied to.

      All the sheeple believed the “hope and change” bullshit for 8 years and got totally fucked up the ass…and still think it is George Bush’s Fault.

      Life is difficult. It is even harder when you are stupid. And America is FULL of totally fucking retarded people.

      And they vote!

      • Stiner –

        I’ve had the same conclusions with the majority of people that I run into as well. They feel more comfortable … living in a world of “deniability”.

        Don’t matter who they are … family members … co-workers … public in general … most rather live in a bubble, cause this is where they feel safe.

        Is this a sad way to live? — Yes
        Do I care? — No
        Will I help these people in a SHTF scenario? — No

        Thankfully – none of my family members or co-workers know I prep, nor do I consult in conversations – such as we have here.

        I play the game with them, and concur with whatever political or issues they are ranting about. — if they only knew! ツ

      • Cede says:

        Nope. It wasn’t George Bush’s fault and it’s not the Clintons or Obamas fault either. And it’s not the medias fault. It’s the fault of everyone who looked away and pretended crimes in our government weren’t happening. It’s the fault of ‘We The People’. Its the fault of our top military leaders and our senior law enforcement leadership, who have allowed our governments crimes and lies to slid for years. It’s the fault of every Secret Service Agent who guards our Presidents’ day and night and hear and see the crimes and lies up close …. closer than any other American, but they do nothing. It’s the fault of everyone of us, who’s sworn an oath to defend the Constitution. We have allowed this to happen on OUR WATCH.

        • Warchild Dammit! says:

          Cede,there is a LOT of blame to go around.That said,I always start by looking in the mirror,we allowed it to happen!

          • Agreed — but the biggest problem is … people like us are outnumbered … we do not make up the majority … and if acted against the Establishment … we would get instant negative feedback from the Media, and the Majority would buy into it …

            In essence … the MAJORITY are at fault … we are just sitting idle at the sidelines waiting for others to follow along for what needs to be done.

            • Sarge says:

              An even bigger problem is that the vast majority of humans only care about what is pertinent to themselves. But we don’t need a majority to see things change in our nation, nor will we ever have a majority in that regard.

              During the Revolutionary War, the Patriots comprised no more than 6 to 8% of the population. Throughout history, small numbers of men have accomplished great things.

              The state governments have a right and duty to reign in a federal government gone amuck. And if the states don’t fulfill their obligation, then the counties are required to push back against the weak states. Local magistrates have the power; We The People need to stand with them and demand they protect our Constitutional Rights against the overreach of a corrupt federal government.

      • Babycatcher55 says:

        And they reproduce!!

    • TEST says:

      Just a note from the Bible for Hilary, from the Book of Isaiah, ch. 4. I think this is a very fair warning to her, and others of her ilk:

      Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light
      and light for darkness… Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
      and clever in their own sight…who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
      but deny justice to the innocent. Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

    • Sarge:

      Bayer just signed a contract to buy Monsanto for 66 Billion.

      This is criminal. Go arrest them. If your gun accidently goes off, it’s OK. Just make sure they’re all white, or Black Lives Don’t Matter will make a Federal Case out of it.

      ___???????

    • Acid Etch says:

      Japan’s demographic challenges are well-known: It’s home to the world’s oldest population and has a shrinking birthrate and an astonishing number of single people. And it seems that, despite government efforts to incentivize marriage and child-rearing, things aren’t quite trending in the right direction.

      According to the Japan Times, a new survey of Japanese people ages 18 to 34 found that 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship. It gets worse: Around 42 percent of men and 44.2 percent of women admitted that they were virgins.

      The study is carried out by Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research every five years. The organization has noted a marked trend since its first foray on questions of relationships and sex in 1987, when it found that 48.6 percent of men and 39.5 percent of women surveyed were unmarried. In 2010, 36.2 percent of men and 38.7 percent of women in the 18-34 age bracket said they were virgins. The number of children among couples who have been married for between 15 and 19 years averaged a record low this year.

      The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said it wants to raise the nation’s fertility rate from 1.4 to 1.8 by 2025. It’s offering better child-care services and tax incentives for married couples, though such programs have yet to bear statistical fruit.

  2. Clinton worship and blow(…), go hand in hand, and some up the nose.

    ?

    • Hillary is a Murderer !!!

      Put that on the front page of a newspaper or say it just before a break for the advertiser. Then get the details explaining these allegations haven’t been proven, yet. So there really is no libel in the legal sense. But it sure is misleading.

      That’s how the media tricks us into believing what ever about the foes in any contest for the attention and agreement of the public.

      ___

      • Recyvuym says:

        Wait, that’s misleading?

      • WhoWTFKnows... says:

        B of CA. You know today I was thinking about Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi. And I wondered how much dirt he knew about Hillary Clinton’s Policy doings, and maybe Hillary wanted Steven dead to cover up more failed dirt and crimes in her wake. So when they were attacked Hillary Clinton ignored all those pleas for help, and told the Military to Stand-Down and let that poor guy and his guards, be murdered by savages, all to cover up her dirt. Then came back with the caskets sitting there in that hanger, and looked and lied right to their families, that they were killed over a video. Which is a total lie.

        Working for Hillary is a death sentence.

        ~WWTI…

    • john stiner says:

      Clinton worship and blow….

      That could apply to both of them!

  3. anon says:

    About 85% of people have made up their mind who they are going to vote for. Amazing we have to hear all this shit because of the other 15%.

    • Cyberrifles says:

      I agree totally. The whole thing is a circus.

    • john stiner says:

      I think it is more like 7%

    • swamp rat says:

      Every now in then you see new information thought. Today the IRS said less than six percent went to charity of the hundreds of millions that the Clinton foundation took in in 2014. The Clinton foundation although required to have a audit has never had a audit. Amazing that many of the big contributors to the Clinton foundation got appointed to top jobs, like ambassadorships.

      • WhoWTFKnows... says:

        The Clinton Foundation is a Money Laundering Scheme, Using political favoritism for bribes. Just Ask how Chelsea Clinton lives in a $6 Million Dollar Apartment?

        Now just wonder how Chelsea somehow earned enough money to buy a $6 Million Dollar Apartment? Chelsea works for the Clinton foundation or basically on a No show job and receives a heft paycheck. I would guess at least a $10 Million dollar salary. Anybody got the numbers on that phony charity?

        ~WWTI…

  4. Pride Isn't hate says:

    This article is also a failure. It does not really address the problem with the media.

    It does not address who is in control of our media.

  5. Alright Folks – this video was very well done!

    Hitler Ranting on Hillary’s Health and Trump’s Buffoonery

    Duration: 4:02

    https://youtu.be/CLY8pqDuiMI

  6. I hope/pray Hitlery does not drop out, get forced out, or die before Nov election, not yet anyways…

    Most anybody the Demoncrats would next put up, if they had to replace her, would be tons more likely to be attractive to more Demos and thus electable than she ever was AND for those largely motivated to vote against Hitlery, the wind would be leaving their sails not to be hating on her replacement anywhere near as much.

    Problem is, any Demoncrat elected President this Nov, regardless who, we’d have the exact same liberty eroding and NWO initiatives enacted as would Hitlery herself.

    Bottom Line: Hitlery is more vulnerable to losing, with all her baggage and history, than most anybody else Demos could ever put up to last minute replace her.

    Let’s hope she stays in the race and the Dems don’t change to any fresher, less repulsive, horse.

    Make sense?

  7. Charley Waite says:

    How long before journalists end up on the enemies list? Seems like they are crossing a big line today at the Trump “birther” press conference.

  8. Braveheart1776 says:

    JS, I’m sure the hildebeast has a SHITLOAD of people on her list. She doesn’t realize that lists work more than one way. We have ours also. anyone who bets the farm on a repub or demo in bed with AIPAC will lose that farm. Bank on it.

  9. Hillary Clinton – Delete It! (Beat It Parody)

    Duration: 2:32

    https://youtu.be/wHDGuRs9gvg

  10. Speaking of blowback that makes me think of:
    PRESSURE COOKERS

    I am no expert, not even close; but after reading up on them, it seems the “All American” is the best. The most popular is the 21. That is its capacity. There are various sizes starting at 10. Some things to consider are, the price, your physical strength, how much room is there (the tallest is only 19 inches, but if you only have 18 inches between the burner and the hood, it won’t fit), but probably most important is how big is your sink (just kidding), how much do you want to process at one time. If you are a hunter, or a cattle rancher, and plan to butcher and process a whole beef, you will want to do it in the largest capacity, and will probably have help.

    You can order direcly from All American Pressure Cookers on the Internet.

    ___

  11. Unrelated … but important!

    NEW GUN CONFISCATION ‘WITHOUT NOTICE’ BILLS ARE PENDING IN 11 STATES — IS YOUR STATE ONE OF THEM?

    Written by Daniel Jennings

    http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/new-gun-confiscation-bills-are-pending-in-11-states-is-your-state-one-of-them/

  12. Old Guy says:

    Suddenly they realize the Emperior has no clothes!

  13. Hermit says:

    the media will not change or admit fault. They are sociopaths and they lack human traits.

    The best thing to do is NEVER give them a minute’s attention or thought.

    Ignoring them is the worst compliment they can receive, kinda like new posters on this site frequently get treated.

  14. WhoWTFKnows... says:

    Hey Mac, How come every time I post something this message displays?

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    I only hit the submit button once. Is it a glitch? Then I have to either go backwards or refresh the web link to the site.

    Thx
    ~WWTI…

  15. anon says:

    What is the News Media going to do after the election?

  16. anonymous5 says:

    Careful people, you’re mucking around with Satori’s wet dream.

  17. aljamo says:

    Strange that Trump backed off his Obama has a phony birth certificate, that he is ineligible to be president. Now he says Obama was born in the US. His trustworthiness just took a hit in my opinion. Both of these candidates suck. Either one will make life worse. Nothing will change for the better. The MIC calls the shots, war will continue. The stranglehold around every American neck will squeeze tighter.

    • TEST says:

      Political obscurantism. I guess you’ll wait for the utterly perfect candidate, and by that time we will have ZERO rights left. Trump isn’t ideal, but he’s light years better than fraud Hitlery and her troupe of flying fascist monkeys.

    • Hermit says:

      IMHO, it’s not strange that Trump backed off on the citizenship issue.

      He’s reading the script given to him and this is proof that either he will be selected and therefore, he’s got to tow the line with the puppet masters, OR Obama ain’t leaving and Trump is tying up a “loose” end in that old issue.

      • FreeSpirit says:

        “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8

      • Alijamo, Test, Hermit:

        It could be that Trump agrees with those who claim that Obama’s father is not A foreigner. And though his birth certificate is a poor forgery, it is merely a shabby attempt to cover the fact that the famous Communist “mentor” Obama acknowledges, is in fact his true biological father. If so, Obama is an American citizen. Though, had this fact been openly admitted during his campaign, it is doubtful that Obama would ever have been elected in the first place.

        Welcome Hermit

  18. Jules says:

    IS THIS IS RUMOR – DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE?

    http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/local-abc-reporter-announces-hillary-clinton-dead/

    A friend called a while ago and told me he was watching the news and an ABC news reporter was abruptly cut off the air after announcing HRC death, that she died yesterday and they are keeping it a secret.

    After a few google searches I found YT’s that said she was arrested and in shackles and alive, while others said no, she’s dead.

    Anyone here know what’s going on? Is she really dead, or in the slammer, or is it all rumors?

  19. TheGuy says:

    Dear Internet:

    You better pray you’re right on this one. Otherwise it would seem the First Amendment (at least where you’re personally concerned) has very little time left to live.

  20. Jules says:

    I watched this 2 minute video 3x and noticed the last time that it does appear more like HRC is shackled, which is maybe why she fell, and not that she collapsed from a seizure or fainting spell. It’s as if she can’t enter the van because her hands are behind her back and she is shackled. Or maybe she did just collapse on her own.

    https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/was-it-metal-or-a-hand-cuff-key-that-fell-was-hillary-arrested/

  21. anon says:

    And away we go!

    GUN GRIPE: Anger after Trump tells Clinton guards to lose their weapons — ‘and let’s see what happens to her’

    From FOX
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Trump is only saying is that the elite want to be the only one’s that can have gun. Maybe the military too.

    Screw Hillary

  22. TEST says:

    Hilary… the best candidate Goldman Sucks can buy

  23. Tiberius says:

    Did you not hear what i said? you filthy disgusting pigs?

  24. Sgt. Dale says:

    Off Topic.
    Good News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was working with three new Officers last night. The three officers two White and one Black told me after I questioned them about an order if it ever came down to confiscate guns from the public what would they do?

    All Officers told me point blank that they would tell them not only NO, But Hell No they won’t do it. The Officers told me that they would quit first, and go home and wait for the Civil war to start.

    That made me feel good last night at work.

    One of the officers told me he had a class a couple days ago and was told that If Hitlery gets into office she was going to push that LEO’s would have their side arms replaced by non lethal weapons and only special units would have any type of deadly weapons. This might make some happy, but I can tell you right now that you will loose better than half of the LEO’s working know. You had better be prepared to be your own Sherriff, because there won’t be anyone there to help.

    Sgt.

  25. Ron Ahrens says:

    As long as the mainstream criminal psychopath controlled Globalist fascist media continue broadcasting to the toxic dump PROGRAMMED coward boot lickers of collapsing Police State hell on earth America their football, beer, poisonous toxic GMO filled garbage food, and their Big Pharma poison shilled ALL DAY LONG on the mainstream genocidal filth-the programmed indoctrinated American cowards will continue to worship and support their mainstream psychopath controlled Gods and false idols.

    • Hermit says:

      Ron, I threw my TV out many years ago, have reverse osmosis water, bake my own organic pizza and bread, and take no meds and have never even experimented with any drugs. There are people such as myself who are aware and take every humanly possible route to avoid this filth. It’s getting more and more difficult though.

      How do you avoid Chemtrails? Underground bunker with filtration? It’s not really possible to avoid even most of the filth slung at us.

      • Ron Ahrens says:

        Cannot avoid the death rained on us from above, all you can do is detox the metals out, and the best way for that is to sweat your ass off while growing your own organic food, and physically preparing for the final planned collapse and Final Solution of de-population of the psychopaths controlling the Globalist fascist Police State hell on earth of America.

  26. Hermit says:

    I wish I could make the “media” face MY blowback.

    I just ate a couple bean and beef burritos and I ran outta Beano…

    It’s a rumblin!

  27. mallardhen says:

    It has been said that Hillary wore a ear bug and was prompted by someone during the show hosted by Matt Lauer a week or so ago, if this is true is someone going to prompt her during the upcoming debates?

    I think as someone else said she needs to stay in the race as at this late date bringing in someone else could tip the vote for the Democrats and Trump could lose. I’m thinking that she would do almost do anything, short of death, to get out of having to debate Trump. Somewhere I read that if Trump would invite the survivors of those who died in Benghazi and plunk them down in the front row at the debate and when questions could be asked during the debate have one or more ask her to explain how was it that the fire fight that took place and hence the deaths of those 4 men came about because of a video? It wouldn’t be any worst then when they put the Muslin couple on during the Dem convention.

    Oh what a twisted path that lady is on evil, evil, evil.

  28. swinging richard says:

    Hillary is not a likeable candidate. She is not a smooth talker. She is not able to inspire the masses. She is not Bill. The DNC cheated Bernie or Hillary would not be the nominee. They seem to be determined to shove her into the Oval Office.