With Donald Trump’s campaign sinking faster than a fake boat carrying $400 million in cash, they are in full-blown desperation mode as they look for any manufactured distraction. Like is Hillary keeping Boko Haram girls locked up in her basement? Is Bill having relations with the french model who posed nude with Melania? Better still, is Hillary dying and will she die before November?
The Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily and a tiny not-no-so-well regulated militia of Twitter detectives are tossing around conspiracy theories as it pertains to Hillary’s health. Clinton’s age and health had been subject to parody by some conservative media, but the new speculation was totally legit. Honest!
Virtually none of the evidence repeatedly shared (or sent to reporters) with the hashtag #HillarysHealth, had any real merit. In nearly every case, a Clinton moment that had been captured by the media was horribly taken out of context. The highest-profile #HillarysHealth discovery came at the American Mirror, an obscure conservative news site with what it packaged as a scoop — “SHOCK PHOTO” — but had been aggregated from Twitter. Here’s the photo:
We all know that Obama planted the ice there, just like he slipped Scalia that deadly pillow.
The facts notwithstanding, bearded basement dwellers in camouflage just weren’t buying the verifiable facts brought to their attention by WaPo reporter Dave Weigel. Established and credentialed reporters are such sheeple!
Here were some of the response from Twitter detectives and Frantically Googling Doctors:
The WaPo author himself would eventually weigh in on the fusillade of infowars hysteria.
The thing about conspiracy theories is they’re fun in Oliver Stone movies and sometimes they’re plausible, but they’re still just theories. While Hillary’s health might be a concern and something that might eventually have to be addressed again, doctors have already declared Donald Trump mentally unfit. Assuming any of the Right-wing claims are true, I think most people would STILL take a “crooked” old woman with seizures over a vile racist who hears voices and is pals with America’s foes. Hell, I think it’s safe to say all of America will be having seizures if this election cycle gets any worse.
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