Accuracy in Media

The media’s double standard has been on full display with a number of softball interviews and a staged CNN town hall held for the Democratic presidential candidates. The left-wing mainstream media are waiting to crown Hillary Clinton, even before the votes are in. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, in particular, recently interviewed Hillary Clinton about her close victory in the recent Iowa caucuses.

At the very least you would have to say that the thrill up his leg that Matthews used to get for President Obama is now firmly in place for Mrs. Clinton. Matthews’ performance was no journalistic interview. Instead, it was a mutual love-in with Hillary, and the Democratic Party in general. It was as if Matthews was unaware of any of the developments in EmailGate or the Benghazi scandal, both of which have been very public. Yet Matthews uttered nary a word on his sycophantic network, MSNBC, about the substance of any of Hillary’s scandals.

Instead, he showered Mrs. Clinton with praise. “You know I think everybody should’ve been impressed, maybe I wasn’t impressed as I should have been—but everybody should have been about the way you handled New Hampshire last time around,” said Matthews to Mrs. Clinton.

Despite the fact that Matthews, and the rest of the mainstream media, would prefer to ignore the latest revelations in EmailGate, the drip, drip, drip of scandal continues. The day after Matthews’ interview with Mrs. Clinton, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum interviewed Republican Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) about Mrs. Clinton’s email controversy.

Stewart, a former Air Force B1 bomber pilot, is now a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He has seen the latest batch of Hillary’s emails marked Top Secret, and pointed out that there were more than just the 22 emails reported earlier. The total now comes to 29 emails that the State Department will not release.

Stewart was shocked at what he saw when he reviewed these emails.

“[These emails] do reveal classified methods, they do reveal classified sources, and they do reveal human assets,” said Congressman Stewart on Fox News. “I can’t imagine how anyone could be familiar with these emails, whether they’re sending them or receiving them, and not realize that these are highly classified.”

“Did Hillary Clinton demonstrate the judgment and the respect for protocol that would allow her to protect national security?” asked Rep. Stewart. “And when I read these emails and when I see how she has exposed some of the most sensitive information or potentially exposed that, I don’t know how we can say that she has demonstrated that judgment.”

Stuart condemned claims that the controversy over Mrs. Clinton’s private email server is a “right-wing conspiracy.”

“For heaven’s sakes, this is where Obama administration officials who have told us that these emails were so classified they can’t be released,” he said. “This wasn’t something that’s coming from the right; it’s coming from this current administration,” Congressman Stewart added. “So her argument isn’t with me, it’s with the President and with his administration regarding that.”

It was the Obama-appointed Inspector General who stated that some of Mrs. Clinton’s emails were Top Secret, and an Obama administration State Department that has concurred. As we reported, some of these emails contained material so highly classified that even the Inspector General’s team wasn’t originally cleared to see them.

But apparently few reporters in the mainstream media saw Rep. Stewart’s interview, or had any interest in hearing his perspective. You see, it’s only Fox News that cares about such trivial nonsense.

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler did note Stewart’s interview, but did so only in order to contradict his assertions. “Other sources who have viewed the emails do not describe the emails as strongly [as Congressman Stewart], though one official said Clinton’s aides might have put their security clearances at risk,” writes Kessler.

Kessler’s piece gave only two Pinocchios out of a possible four to Mrs. Clinton for her claims about how she handled classified materials on her private server. In the same Fact Checker column, Kessler cited a George Stephanopoulos interview with Mrs. Clinton. And while we’ve criticized Stephanopoulos in the past for his failure to note his conflicts of interest when it comes to the Clintons—including his obvious partisanship on her behalf by failing to ask her the tough questions—he does deserve some credit for a question he raised on his ABC show last Sunday. He talked about a non-disclosure agreement that Mrs. Clinton signed as secretary of state. This made it clear that whether or not the material is “marked classified” is “not that relevant,” since she has been “trained to treat all of that sensitively and should know the difference.”

Mrs. Clinton gave a nonsensical answer, stating at first that “Well of course and that’s exactly what I did. I take classified information very seriously.” And then in the same answer she reverted to her tired defense: “And when you receive information, of course, there has to be some markings, some indication that someone down the chain thought that this was classified, and that was not the case.” She’s trying to have it both ways.

I have reported extensively on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. And, yes, Mrs. Clinton did apologize—sort of. She apologized for using one device for her emails instead of two while she served for four years as secretary of state.

“As I look back at it now, even though it was allowed, I should have used two accounts. That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility,” said Clinton in an ABC News interview last September. At a recent January town hall staged by CNN, Mrs. Clinton insisted that she wasn’t “willing to say it was an error in judgment because what—nothing that I did was wrong. It was not—it was not in any way prohibited.”

In Thursday night’s debate on MSNBC, Chuck Todd asked about the emails, but not in any substantive way. He asked her, “So can you reassure these Democrats that somehow the email issue isn’t going to blow up your candidacy if you’re the nominee?” She said, “Absolutely I can. You know, before it was emails, it was Benghazi, and the Republicans were stirring up so much controversy about that.”

He then asked, “Are you 100 percent confident that nothing is going to come of this FBI investigation?” She replied, “I am 100 percent confident.” What does Mrs. Clinton know that the rest of us don’t? Has she been assured by the Obama administration that no indictment will be forthcoming? After all, President Obama emailed directly to her private email address on a number of occasions, and could get caught up in the scandal as well. Plus, indicting Hillary would create a civil war in the Democratic Party, perhaps opening the door to a Biden run, or a massive defeat in November.

Where is the apology for failing to turn over her emails in a timely fashion when she left office, or for doing business on an unsecured “home brew” server unprotected from Chinese, Iranian and Russian hackers? Robert Gates, the former secretary of defense under both President George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said that “the odds are pretty high” that Mrs. Clinton’s home brew server was compromised by China, Russia and Iran.

Instead, Mrs. Clinton has absurdly claimed that her server was secure because Secret Service agents were guarding the property.

Mrs. Clinton was also caught lying about whether she had turned over all her work-related emails when Sidney Blumenthal’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi revealed additional business-related emails that she had not sent to the State Department.

The drip, drip, drip of scandal has only gotten worse over time. We have now learned that there were more than 1,300 emails containing classified information that were either sent to or from her email server, classified as Top Secret, and some were classified as the even more secret Special Access Programs.

“You were out there on that arena, I remember you standing in I think it was a fieldhouse,” said Matthews during his softball interview with Clinton. “And you went on and on and on, it went on for five hours. It was incredible, it was a marathon, answering every single question of everyone in that room… Are you going to try to match that performance this time?”

No doubt Mrs. Clinton will be more than happy to answer further questions from the mainstream media. If Matthews’ interview and Chuck Todd’s debate questions are any indication, she knows that pertinent questions about her worst scandals won’t even be mentioned.

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  • jug

    What a pair of scuzes!
    The interviewee and the interviewer!

  • Austinniceguy

    She’s a sleazy, filthy, putrescent POS. That she is able to garner any support is incomprehensible.

  • Aries

    Satan works in many ways to destroy those stupid enough to follow.

  • Ted

    If there’s anything “putrescent” around here … it’s your mouth! (And, apparently, that may be just an extension of a larger problem of brain-rot.)

  • Ted

    Just more Hillary Clinton hater-mongering. For whatever reasons, the wingnut wackadoos have been villifying, slandering, and attacking Hillary Clinton for some 24 years … and it’s gotten the nutcases absolutely nothing and nowhere! Now … if she gets elected … she’ll have the biggest last laugh in the history of politics in this country!

  • Ted

    So, you’ve had enough personal relationships with “scuzzes” over the years to make you the local expert here? Do Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy fall into that category in your estimation? How about Spiro Agnew? duke Cunningham?

    Grow up!

  • hap46

    So, just tell us when exactly Her Majesty will be indicted. I cannot wait for that day!

  • britbob

    Secretary Clinton on Falklands during press conference with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Buenos Aires 2010 : ‘As to the first point, we want very much to encourage both countries to sit down. Now, we cannot make either one do so, but we think it is the right way to proceed. So we will be saying this publicly, as I have been, and we will continue to encourage exactly the kind of discussion across the table that needs to take place .’

    If she’d been a bit more clued up she wouldn’t have fell for that mythical Malvinas balloney:-

  • Austinniceguy

    Then there’s your mother’s crotch rot that you so enjoy licking on. You’re just mad because everyone knows what a total POS lying, filthy C U Next Tuesday Hitlery is. Don’t worry, she’s still in for the best beating of her rotten, corrupt life and I’m going to enjoy every last minute of it!!! LOL!!! You’re a big walking bag of dirty dicks and sweaty balls.

  • If Comey has no say in this then why is the FBI investigating ? Obama cannot buy Comey. This will come to a head one way or another, let’s hope it’s the one that terminates her run.

  • Austinniceguy

    You’re most familiar with all the scumbags and you know what they say, you are what you EAT. You need to do some growing up of your own. Too bad the moron in you can’t be cured.

  • Austinniceguy

    LOL!!! Don’t worry, she won’t have any chance at having that last laugh. She is a big stinking pile of steaming pig sh*t. No other politician has EVER been as corrupt as your precious Hitlery and that’s all going to come out during this election cycle. There’s not going to be a single one of her or her rapist husband’s scandals that won’t be re-played over and over. I love that idea. Even more, I love the idea that this is the last bite at the apple for the old sow. After this she can wander off on those keg-legs of hers and get put out to pasture.


    The biggest reason The Hildabeast hasn’t been arrested yet is because the Clintons never go quietly or alone. They always take other people out with them. The last time when Bill was the one on the firing line, 98 people fled the country to avoid being pulled into it. A large number that were intent on testifying against them ended up dead and ultimately nothing was done to either of them. Because of the sheer number of people and agencies involved with this scandal, they don’t want to arrest her. Every single person or agency that sent her info on that server had to have know about it, you can’t send anything without an address to send it to after all, it was obvious it wasn’t on the government system. This makes them all a party to this screwed up mess.

  • GT90ford

    The FBI and it’s Director Comey will likely indict HRC, however Obama controls the DOJ, he will not allow her to prosecute Hillary…It may all be for naught as I don’t believe Obama will leave office.

  • Poppy

    Ted if any of Hillary’s employees had done any of what the FBI/NSA is investigating her for doing g and admitting so publicly, she would have been obliged to fire them since their S/C would have been revoked

    The casual aura with which she dismisses thelse issues is reason enough to suspend her S/C. Ergo no gov job such as POTUS?

  • Gz7

    Can we all ignore the laws now? Which people are exempt from the law? Which laws can be broken with impunity? These are answers we need to get from our justice system.

  • Gz7

    You got this right Ted! Us wing nut wackadoos have been vilifying, slandering, and attacking the Beast for years. And it’s going to pay off. Her clock will be cleaned because of us wackadoos. Remember the Swift Boat veterans? It can, and will be done!

  • jug

    You are the juvenile here!
    I am 80 years old, and believe me, I have seen my share of scuzzies!

    And these are two of them!
    One of them, if she gets her way, will likely end this country!
    This witch, and spell that with a “B”, is the worst of the worst!
    She has sold this country down the river for her own pieces of silver! Greedy bitch!

  • jksu2

    Ted, don’t bother with these postings, skip the politics and go find someone who has/had a Secret or higher security clearance. Ask them yourself what would happen to them if any of this stuff happened to them? You might get a different surprise answer.

  • A commander should know protocol and the channels that set the priority assessment for any International or National inquiry.

    This lady has defied protocol and defined the channels as if she were a dictator. She is not responsible. She did not evaluate and define the scope of this correctly and I would not be able to trust her assessments regardless of the incident involved. Benghazi was a disgrace. A total mess developed by her.
    She is not going to win any legitimate election. Plain and simple.

  • kerijay

    Hillary Clinton A Career Criminal:

    Travelgate, Vince Foster’s death, Hillary Care, Whitewater, Cattlegate, Filegate, Chinagate, IRS Abuses, Pardongate, Benghazi

    Did she pay the $50,000.she was fined or the $450,000 for Hillary care?

  • Kuni Leml

    Hellary needs to Ef-Off.

    The only issue with the E-Mails is if any were classified at the time. After the fact means nothing, other that we are still classifying too much for a healthy democracy.

    The real problem is that she is her own worst enemy with her trying to skirt the line on pretty well every single thing. WTF did she need her own server for in the first place.

  • Youtube videos are not valid sources in my book (especially those by a Youtube channel called “No Hillary in 2016”). Do you have a source for the $450,000 fine? I can’t find anything on it from reputable sources. And your long list of things doesn’t mean anything unless you have something else to say about them.

    Vince Foster’s death? Suicide? So what?

  • scorpiodude

    Story sez-“When information is reviewed for public release, it is common for information previously unclassified to be upgraded to classified if the State Department or another agency believes its public release could cause potential harm to national security, law enforcement or diplomatic relations.”

    I say-Oh really. Does any agency realize that the previously unclassified
    E-mail which is later upgraded to classified is also stored in numerous Mail
    Servers on the Internet. Did anyone try and locate which servers and
    direct them to remove the E-mails which are now considered classified?
    Just wondering.

  • Cpt_Justice

    I have asked such people, & they all know that she did nothing wrong.

  • karen657

    Why ya scared?

  • karen657

    Funny how they never go down at all. The right keeps trying though. Gotta give em that. Like pittbull puppies. They grab hold and don’t let go.

  • karen657

    Hail to the chief.

  • karen657

    Somebody is a conspiracy theorist.
    I say that in the most respectful way.
    No I don’t. Ha ha ha

  • karen657

    It’s going to pay off ?
    Oh I see two and a half decades of failure has laid some serious ground work. You guys are killing me. Lol

  • karen657

    Funny how nothing ever comes of it. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Gowdy, Grassley, Delay this means you…
    Hail to the chief.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton Madam President.
    1st woman president of the United States.
    Yes she’s going down in the history books but not for what you think.

  • Austinniceguy

    That’s the TRULY delusional point of view. Thankfully there are 2 new movies coming out very soon which will let everyone who doesn’t know just how crooked and corrupt she really is, see her for just that. She will be known for many things including being the bitch of Benghazi but, the one thing NO ONE will ever call that stinking pile of runny pig shit will be Madam President. I sleep like a baby knowing that.

  • Gz7

    Where were you 3 months ago. In kindergarten?

  • karen657

    Yes as your teacher

  • Gz7

    Good one! Did you stay up all night thinking that up? The Beast is finished, she/he just doesn’t know it yet. Neither do you.