Accuracy in Media

The opening paragraph in a Washington Post article on the secrecy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health incident during a 9/11 ceremony focused on…the conservative media and their “hysterical” coverage of her health the past month. Sound fair to you?

Conservative media coverage of Hillary Clinton’s health has been borderline hysterical. Okay, not even borderline — just plain hysterical. Amateur diagnoses of the Democratic presidential nominee on various news sites range from Parkinson’s disease and cancer to radiation poisoning and aphasia. Mainstream outlets have generally dismissed such conjecture.

The piece goes on to criticize the Clinton campaign for their secrecy and tight-lipped guarding of information surrounding her health condition. The author then uses a marching band story from high school to illustrate how overheating and fainting happens to young people and compared it to Clinton’s stumble.

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