Reporter gets sick of lying for Clinton, goes off on Live TV–39gh.
MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell criticized Democrat presidential Hillary Clinton’s campaign Monday, claiming the former secretary of state has reinforced the “conspiracy theories” about her health by lying about it.
Mitchell appeared on the network’s “Morning Joe” program and said Clinton had a problem with undoing all the mainstream media’s efforts to present her in the best of health when she lies and leaves the press in the dark about her condition for hours.
“This was so botched. This was so mishandled.” Mitchell said, obviously annoyed.
“The whole issue of transparency and this only reinforces all of the conspiracy theories,” she continued. “I mean, we’ve all been trying to fact-check and pointing out that there’s nothing wrong with her.”
Mitchell said the campaign had an obligation to let the public in on what it knew. She said the campaign blatantly did not do this when last week they blamed Clinton’s persistent cough on seasonal allergies.
“After she had an exam on Friday morning, they had an affirmative obligation to tell us about the diagnosis of pneumonia, and then the secrecy yesterday, and for an hour-and-a-half the press corps, the protective press pool, the pool of reporters, which is supposed to be with her just for this kind of emergency, they are kept back at the ceremony,” she said.
“They’re not told she’s gone to Chelsea’s apartment. Then they’re brought there so that we can see her coming out looking very spry and hugging the little girl, and then eight hours after this first happened they finally tell us about the diagnosis of pneumonia that occurred on Friday,” a frustrated Mitchell continued.
It’s hard to disagree with Mitchell. Clinton has an obligation to be honest with the public — something she has not done in a long time, if ever. It’s pretty bad when loyal members of the mainstream media are beginning to call out Clinton on her lies — it’s not exactly what the Democrat nominee needs with only eight weeks until Election Day.
source–conservative tribune, andrea mitchell