Among the numerous concerns that should be getting raised in the mainstream media, but aren’t, is the serious question of Hillary Clinton’s bad health.
It’s quite plain that the media in this election go-round are in the tank for Hillary.
She is the legacy candidate. Former first lady, wife of popular Democratic President Bill Clinton, she has been in the queue for the Oval Office since before her husband even finished his last term.
More than any other female politician, Hillary has been attached to the feminist dream of having the first woman president. Although that dream was deferred so the Democrats could cater to their other, louder base with the first black president (or at least the first actually black president, as Bill Clinton, we were told, was the first black president), in 2016, the White House is supposed to belong to Hillary.
Accordingly, she must be protected by the media — at least the outlets owned by major Democratic Party supporters. Thus, her background, like President Obama’s, is getting the glossy rewrite, and her current email scandal, which should have landed her in handcuffs already, is being largely ignored. Her opponent Donald Trump is the subject of daily attacks, while her other opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, has been subjected to a news near-blackout.
The true state of Hillary’s health, like so many other issues, is a question that is not being asked, or at least not investigated.
There is good reason for concern, as the candidate has on several occasions burst into uncontrollable coughing fits in the middle of campaign events.
She has a history of other problems, mostly pertaining to fainting or falling. In 2009, she fell and fractured her elbow. In 2012, just days after her Benghazi testimony, she fainted and hit her head, receiving a concussion. Later that year, she was hospitalized for a blood clot related to her concussion, behind her ear, between the brain and skull. (She also had a blood clot in her leg previously, in 1998.) In January 2013, it was noticed that she was wearing special glasses for treating double vision, probably related to her concussion. In August 2015, the Associated Press reported that she was still taking blood thinners to prevent clots.
In a recent interview with Andrea Mitchell, it appeared that Clinton might have a growth on her neck. I’m not the only one who noticed it.
Camille Paglia, writing in Salon, noted: “A side note in the Andrea Mitchell interview was the inadvertent revelation about Hillary’s health. She was wearing a conveniently high mandarin collar, but check out the moment when she mentions Vladimir Putin [between 9:45 and 10:00 on the linked video]: one can clearly see an unmistakable lump bulging from the left side of her neck. Whether it is a goiter or some other growth should surely be of legitimate public concern in a presidential candidate. But as a friend tartly wrote to me this week, ‘Of course not one reporter out of the thousand working reporters in America will dare to ask.'”
It makes you wonder what else is being hidden from the public.