Can you still support Hillary Clinton after all the leaked emails? | The Tylt
Wikileaks' endless drip of Hillary Clinton emails continues to drag down the frontrunner. Critics say the latest batch of emails from campaign chair John Podesta depict cozy relationships with members of the press, inappropriate communications between governmental agencies, and Clinton's duplicitous relationship with Wall Street. Supporters say this is just the typical behavior of your average politician, which pales in comparison to Donald Trump's antics. What do you think? Vote below!
Can you still support Hillary Clinton after all the leaked emails?
The Wikileaks email dump has been like chum to the political press corps, the severity of the contents varying depending on your point of view. Conservative outlets are incensed and see unprecedented corruption. Liberal outfits just see run-of-the-mill political behavior possibly leaked by a foreign state actor.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday dropped another installment of its trove of Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s hacked emails, providing an unprecedented glimpse into the inner workings of the Clinton campaign and its allies. Clinton's campaign has declined to comment on the veracity of the WikiLeaks emails, accusing the site of working to aid Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
There's no high stakes drama here. Reporters asking for comment or fact-checking before stories? Campaign staff strategizing about opponents? Hand-wringing about appearances? Mother Jones' Kevin Drum says this email dump is a snooze! 😴
Riveting, isn't it? Behind the scenes, it turns out, Hillary Clinton is running a—what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yes: boring. She's running a pretty boring campaign that basically does all the usual boring campaign stuff.
No, these emails are a huge deal! They show a pattern of deception that is covered up by an unscrupulous media that's clearly biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. Just look!
One January 2015 strategy document — designed to plant stories on Clinton’s decision-making process about whether to run for president — singled out reporter Maggie Haberman, then of Politico, now covering the election for the New York Times, as a “friendly journalist” who has “teed up” stories for them in the past and “never disappointed” them.
Uh, have you met Hillary's opponent? None of this stuff compares to calling Mexicans rapists, banning Muslims, casually chatting about grabbing women's genitals and then dismissing dozens of women accusing Trump of sexual assault. This is not enough to vote against our best shot to defeat Trump.
“Donald Trump is basically running a cockfight camp in the woods, and yet everyone’s upset that Hillary’s the naughtiest kid at chess camp,” Daily Show host Trevor Noah said.
What nonsense. These emails catch Hillary routinely telling the public one thing and people in private another. No more corruption and lies!
During the second presidential debate, Hillary expressed support for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria to help stem the humanitarian crisis. But, in a paid speech for Goldman Sachs in June 2013, she indicated she was skeptical about whether such a strategy would work.
“To have a no-fly zone,” she said then, “you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas, so our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians. So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians.”