In perhaps the grossest campaign moment since Ted Cruz ate a booger off of his lip during a debate — Hillary Clinton spit up a yellowish substance into her water glass on live television while rallying in Cleveland on Monday.
During the rally, the apparently ailing Clinton could not pull herself out of a massive coughing fit and was seen disgustingly spitting up either phlegm, bile, pieces of cough drops, alien mucus, or some other mystery substance into her drinking water glass.
Clinton insisted that the cough was allergy related, but Twitter users quickly debunked this story by pointing out that the pollen count in the area was low.
Desperately, her campaign (as well as pundits who may as well be considered part of her team) has been painting anyone who questions Clinton’s health as some kind of crazy conspiracy theorists. Undeterred, author and independent journalist Mike Cernovich has launched several hashtags relating to the candidate’s health which have soared to the number one trending spot on Twitter.
Last week, the Huffington Post terminated a contributor after deleting two articles he had published questioning the health of Clinton — just days after Dr. Drew was canned from HLN for the same reason.
“When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out,” Drew had stated on air.
“That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder,” he continued.
Drew has refused to retract his statements.
“I have created so many jobs in the sort of conspiracy-theory machine factory,” Clinton said to reporters on her new campaign plane. “Because honestly, they never quit.”
Unfortunately for Clinton, she can’t blame this disgusting hack on Russia.
Though she did try to blame it on Trump in a cheesy joke.
Julian Assange has a warning for the liberal media, who have seemingly been unquestioningly loyal supporters of Hillary Clinton: you’re next.
In a one-on-one interview with Jo Becker, an investigative reporter from the New York Times, which was broadcast live on Facebook on Wednesday, the Wikileaks founder forewarned that all press will be under attack “as soon as she wins.”
“The American press, the American liberal press, in falling over themselves to defend Hillary Clinton, are electing a demon that is going to put nooses around everyone’s necks as soon as she wins,” Assange said on Wednesday.
While Donald Trump is widely criticized for his desire to open up U.S. libel laws, allowing public figures to sue media organizations who knowingly and maliciously lie about them — Clinton’s own relationship with the press is rarely scrutinized.
Clinton has already vowed to “stop” Breitbart, a right-wing news outlet that has been oppositional to her campaign, and has been dodging holding a press conference for 270 days. Her dodging of reporters has earned her the new nickname of “Hiding Hillary” from her opponent and detractors.
Let’s also not forget that her entire email scandal was her avoiding Freedom of Information Act requests from the press and investigators.
Wikileaks released the internal emails that were leaked from the Democratic National Committee, and has been falsely labeled an agent of Russia by Clinton’s proponents — a tactic Assange finds troubling. He warns that anyone who dares to question Clinton, including the press, will be branded just the same.
“[It’s] that attempted reframing by Hillary Clinton, to declare media organizations that are publishing material that shows illicit behavior in the [Democratic National Committee] to fix the election for her, as somehow being Russian agents,” he said. “Her campaign has effectively called, or maybe even directly called Donald Trump, the opposition leader in this case, a Russian agent,” Assange added.
“Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, the fourth candidate effectively in terms of numbers, has also been called a Russian agent. This is a neo-McCarthyist hysteria.”
Further, Assange stated that he believes that Clinton will happily follow the precedent set by President Barack Obama — who has prosecuted more journalists and sources than all previous presidential administrations combined.
Assange asserted that Clinton, like Obama, will continue the abuse of the Espionage Act to target dissidents — noting the irony of the fact that she herself should have been prosecuted under it.
Maine Governor Paul LePage has vowed never to speak to the press again after a voicemail to a rival lawmaker – in which LePage called him a “socialist c**cksucker” and challenged him to a duel – was made public.
Speaking to a group of reporters, LePage apologized for his inflammatory remarks, but also insisted that the reporter who asked him about Democratic Representative Drew Gattine calling him a racist should apologize as well.
“After speaking with Rep. Gattine, I think that the reporter who put the mic in my face owes the people of Maine an apology as well. Because (Gattine) never called me racist,” LePage told reporters. “He said I made racially (charged) comments. Maybe, in my mind, it is semantics. But in his mind, after talking to him, it was clear that there was a real difference. Fine.”
The controversial Republican also announced on Wednesday that he will not be leaving office.
“Being called a racist was a horrible thing for me. It was enormously hurtful. It hurt my family. I will not resign, though,” LePage said Wednesday.
Perhaps most troubling however, is the fact that he continued on to say that he will only address the press in writing from now on.
“I will no longer speak to the press ever again after today,” LePage told reporters. “And I’m serious. Everything will be put in writing. I am tired of being caught — the gotcha moments.”
“You folks live in a seven-second fiction world. I live in 24-hour reality,” he continued.
The vulgar message at the heart of the scandal was allegedly in response to a reporter seeking comment from LePage on Gattine reportedly calling him a racist.
“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage,” the governor can be heard saying, in a recording of the message obtained by the Portland Press-Herald. “I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c**cksucker. I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist c**cksucker. You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”
After the message was made public, LePage invited reporters to meet him in person, where he doubled-down on his over-the-top remarks.
“When a snot-nosed little guy from Westbrook calls me a racist, now I’d like him to come up here because, tell you right now, I wish it were 1825,” LePage said. “And we would have a duel, that’s how angry I am, and I would not put my gun in the air, I guarantee you, I would not be [Alexander] Hamilton. I would point it right between his eyes, because he is a snot-nosed little runt and he has not done a damn thing since he’s been in this legislature to help move the state forward.”
The statements lead to State Democrats demanding that he step down.
Gattine is the chair of the State Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, and has opposed several of LePage’s proposals relating to welfare and drug enforcement.
LePage has also declared that he will not seek professional help, but will be seeking “spiritual guidance” with his family.
“I’m not an alcoholic, and I’m not a drug addict, and I don’t have mental issues,” he said. “What I have is a backbone.”
Hillary Clinton hasn’t held a press conference in over 260 days, and while the mainstream media is looking the other way, they are also going out of their way to cover up another topic related to the Democratic nominee: her health.
The corporate media has tried to bury the story by acting like it’s none of our business. Perhaps knowing everything about Clinton’s health records isn’t our business, but why aren’t we allowed to ask questions?
The job of president is an incredibly stressful and demanding position, and many people are questioning whether Clinton could handle it—not because she is a woman—but because of her conduct on the campaign trail.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, who has become known as the celebrity addiction expert, was ridiculed by the media for saying that after examining Clinton’s medical records, he became “gravely concerned” over both Clinton’s health and the quality of healthcare she is receiving. While the mainstream media acted as though Dr. Drew was just pandering to a crazy conspiracy theory, Dr. Bob Lahita said he thinks Clinton’s history leaves room for concern and that all candidates should be more open about their medical records.
Then former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came along and pointed out the media hypocrisy surrounding Clinton. Although he was interrupted by the Fox News talking head interviewing him, Giuliani’s call for Americans to go online and research Clinton’s health did not go unheard.
In fact, one New York Times columnist thought that Giuliani’s comment would garner so much attention that it deserved censorship by Google. Writing that Google should “fix this,” Tech columnist Farhad Manjoo said the search engine “shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists.” While Google did not respond directly to the tweet, if they were ever to give an honest response, they would say that Manjoo’s wish has already been granted, because Google has a history of censoring search results related to Hillary Clinton.
At the end of the day, what started with questions about the well being of the Democratic nominee has been blown out of proportion by a mainstream media that seems so intent on covering it up that it really makes you wonder: what are they trying to hide?
Melania Trump has filed a legal action against the Daily Mail and other outlets over a defamatory story accusing her of previously being an escort, and has hired Hulk Hogan’s lawyer who famously took down Gawker.
The article in question was originally published by the Daily Mail and contained allegations that Trump was an escort in the 1990’s and questions the legitimacy of her entire modeling career. The problem for the Daily Mail – the story was based entirely on speculation and heresay without any actual evidence.
The outlets that received the notice include The Daily Mail, The Week, Politico, Inquisitr, Tarpley, Bipartisan Report and Before It’s News. Democratic Party support blogs Liberal America and Winning Democrats were also among the recipients.
Until a lawsuit is filed, the notices serve as warnings to the recipients to remove, retract, or correct their stories.
“Aside from the facts not being 100 percent accurate, we deeply regret reporting on a story of such a ‘low brow’ nature. Melania Trump is a private citizen and deserves the privacy and respect that any one of us would want and expect. We sincerely apologize to her for stooping to such a level and will not do so again in the future,” Bipartisan Report wrote in an apology post.
Trump is now being represented by Charles Harder, the attorney who represented Hogan in his successful lawsuit against Gawker over publication of a sex tape featuring the wrestler. In an email to Politico, Harder informed them that the action is not limited to the Daily Mail, or even the United Kingdom where the newspaper is based.
“Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an “escort” in the 1990s,” Harder said in the email. “All such statements are 100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful. She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential campaign, but outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency.”
Out of all the outlets that were put on notice, the Daily Mail — who happen to be the originators of the rumors — will have the biggest legal burden due to being located in the United Kingdom. In the U.S., libel laws put the burden on Trump to prove that the allegations are false, whereas in the U.K. the burden will be on the Daily Mail to prove that they are true.
Neither Politico or the Daily Mail have commented on the notices.