Pretend, for just a moment, that the media weren’t shilling on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
She’d be in serious trouble.
With the massive coordinated hit on Donald Trump unleashed by the mainstream media over his alleged sexual assaults and harassment, the quiet implosion of Hillary Clinton’s campaign has gone unnoticed. This week, Bill Clinton called Trump’s base “your standard redneck.” This would normally be relatively crippling – the Clintons have now declared Trump’s voters “deplorable” and “redneck.” That isn’t smart.
But that’s the least of their worries.
The Clinton team, thanks to the subservience of the media, has been able to escape talk of Bill’s alleged sexual assaults and Hillary’s alleged cover-ups with just a bit of head-shaking and tut-tutting. When Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN with Briana Keiler and started attacking the Clintons on these grounds, Keiler brushed her off and redirected to Trump. Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg spent their day on The View on Monday mocking Clinton’s alleged victims.
But in the real world, we’d be taking Juanita Broaddrick every bit as seriously – more seriously, since her allegations are more serious – than Trump’s accusers.
Then there are the leaks from the FBI. Multiple reports have emerged that the FBI and DOJ employees are devastated that they failed to prosecute Hillary Clinton for obvious lawbreaking.
Then there are the Wikileaks. We now know that DNC official Donna Brazile told the Clinton campaign that she had some townhall questions from CNN’s upcoming event – and Roland Martin had sent it to her. According to Politico’s Hadas Gold, Martin had sent CNN producers his question, and Brazile somehow obtained the question and sent it to Hillary.
We know that Doug Band, who worked for Bill Clinton, got a call from a close friend who told him that Chelsea had told one of George W. Bush’s daughters that she was “conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from [Clinton Global Initiative] to the foundation…Not smart.” Oh. So no corruption, then.
We also know that the Democrats created fake Catholic organizations to create a “Catholic spring” – a la the Arab Spring – to move the Church in wild leftist ways. One of Podesta’s advisors wrote, “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could happen….Of course, this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the Catholic church.”
Another advisor, John Halpin, wrote Podesta, “Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups. It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.” Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communications director, said that Catholic converts only did so because “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”
Other messages describe Hispanic Party leaders “needy Latinos.”
All of this would be disastrous for Hillary’s campaign, if anybody were paying attention.
They’re not. And neither is Trump.