Friday, August 26, 2016

CNN Totally Debunks Hillary Health Conspiracy Or Something

By William Teach

Why? Because they’ve seen a letter from her doctor!

The new birthers: Debunking the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy

From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton’s opponents are ramping up efforts to sow doubt over the candidate’s health.

Much in the way “birthers” (Trump was among the most prominent) sought similar ends by questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship, the “healthers” are using junk science and conspiracy theories to argue that Clinton is suffering from a series of debilitating brain injuries.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend, former New York City mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani first accused the mainstream media of hiding evidence, then encouraged doubters to “go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness.'”

There is absolutely no credible evidence to backstop any of these claims, including on the “videos” Giuliani cited. Clinton’s physician — the only person to speak on the record who has actually examined her — has repeatedly affirmed the former secretary of state’s health and fitness for the highest office in the land.

So, let me ask: if only one person has spoken on the record, and hasn’t provided the same level of health records demanded of John McCain, then how do we know? This is the same CNN that ran multiple stories, both print and on TV, about this. For instance, Dr. Sanjay Gupta ran a special on April 1, 2008, all about McCain’s health.

And then this one: McCain faces questions on age, health. There were serious concerns over McCain’s past skin cancers and his age (it was a video no longer coming up).

And CNN wasn’t quite as accepting of what McCain’s doctor said, going as far as to note that “According to the American Cancer Society, such a melanoma would be classified as Stage IIA, which is associated with a five-year survival rate of about 78 percent and a 10-year survival rate of about 66 percent.” The article digs deep into his health.

And here we are again, in an article about McCain allowing a peek at his records: “McCain, a cancer survivor, is particularly under pressure to prove to the public that he is physically fit for office.”

Yet, with Hillary, CNN will not only take her word, they will defend her. Because there’s no reason to prove to the public that she is physically fit for the office, right?

Read more at The Pirate's Cove.

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