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Media: Say anything about Hillary’s health, and you’re ageist, sexist, and a tinfoil hat-wearer

August 22, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Press: She’s A-OK, and don’t you dare say otherwise

 

I don’t know one thing about Hillary Clinton’s health, but I do know this:

Say one thing about it, and her protectors will get really nasty.

Case in point: Rudy Giuliani. Says The Hill:

“Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani pushed the idea that Hillary Clinton has health issues by telling viewers of ‘Fox News Sunday’ they should Google ‘Hillary Clinton illness’ and watch the videos that pop up.

“Giuliani claimed the media ‘fails to point out several signs of illness by her. All you’ve got to do is go online,’ he said Sunday.

“‘Go online and put down “Hillary Clinton illness,” take a look at the videos for yourself,’ he said.”

So we get this from the Clinton campaign:

“Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon responded Sunday, saying: ‘Google Rudy and health and you can read about how he withdrew from ’00 Senate race against Clinton,’ he tweeted, referencing Giuliani’s battle with prostate cancer.”

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Earlier, Trump said this (according to Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus):

“’To defeat crime and radical Islamic terrorism in our country, to win trade in our country, you need tremendous physical and mental strength and stamina,’ he said in Wisconsin. ‘Hillary Clinton doesn’t have that strength and stamina.’”

Marcus’s reaction:

“It’s obvious what’s going on here. The strength-stamina combo is a gender-age twofer, a double whack at Clinton for the price of one. Strength, what men have and women lack; stamina, with its intimations of go-all-night virility. Clinton, in this depiction, is both a weak girl and a dried-up old crone.”

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

 

 

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