Hillary Clinton health episode at 9/11 today, no time for the mask at CNN

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Hillary Clinton health episode at 9/11 today, no time for the mask at CNN

I saw this at red­state via hotair ear­lier today.

Hillary Clin­ton appar­ently suf­fered from some kind of med­ical issue today at an event to com­mem­o­rate the events of 911 on this, the 15th anniver­sary of the attacks. It includes her hav­ing to phys­i­cally be helped into her van as she appeared to be fainting.

The piece included tweets from fox’s Rick Lev­en­thal say­ing this:

I instantly started check­ing the tV but saw noth­ing on it, later Red­state updated their story with this tweet.

Finally I saw this report on Fox

I then turned to CNN to see how they would report this, Fareed Zakaria was on so I went back later dur­ing reli­able sources won­der­ing how Brian Stel­ter would han­dle it.

Now I’ve been doing this for nearly 8 years and I’d like to think I’ve reached the point where the bias of the media doesn’t sur­prise me any­more. But bless his heart Stel­ter and com­pany did their best to do so.

I’ve just sat through a Mr. Seltzer and a panel of three dis­cuss the story, the only per­son I knew off the top of my head was the ultra far left Kat­rina van­den Heuvel of the Nation. UPDATE: another was David Zurawik of the Bal­ti­more sun and the other Tara Sot­mayor) They had very lit­tle to say about Hillary Clin­ton but a lot to say about Fox news. They had no prob­lem using words like “con­spir­acy”, “irre­spon­si­ble” and were united in paint­ing the Fox story as poorly soured, overblown and attack­ing the net­work for report­ing it. Nowhere on the panel was any per­son defend­ing the story, or pro­vid­ing any bal­ance and let me remind you this is a show about tak­ing an unbi­ased look at the media.

Oddly enough they had no prob­lem repeat­ing the Hillary cam­paign claim over her being over­come by the heat with­out ques­tion. In fact as I type this at 11:44 AM they have just done so again before piv­ot­ing to hit Fox news again on a dif­fer­ent story.

As of now 2 hours after Hillary Clinton’s “episode” 11:42 it is 83 in NY accord­ing the weather​.com I’ve seen reports that it was 78 degrees at the time of the episode but either way I’d be very inter­ested in hear­ing if there was any­one else in the crowd over­come by heat.

Now you might think that a show called “Reli­able sources” would be very inter­ested in not look­ing par­ti­san par­tic­u­larly in an elec­tion year.

But lately the polls have been look­ing pretty bad for the Clinton’s and the episode was reported before the left could agree on spin, so there wasn’t time to put on the mask.

Even as I type Brian Stel­ter just talked about Hillary’s health issues being reported by “con­ser­v­a­tive out­lets” but some reporters too as if any reporter who is a con­ser­v­a­tive can’t be trusted.

Jour­nal­ists my ***

Update: Insta­lanche Thanks Glenn, Just back from Alabama cov­er­ing a pil­grim­age to EWTN lot of videos at my Youtube chan­nel and sev­eral posts com­ing, mean­while in a dis­as­ter­ous devleop­ment for the Clin­ton Cam­paign Jake Tap­per is now live on CNN mean­ing that the net­work will prac­tice actual jour­nal­ism for a while.

In fact he just played the video of her stumbling.

Chris Cil­lizza hard­est hit.

Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign

That will leave a mark.

Update 2: The video

Update 3: If Hillary con­tin­ues her freefall (in more ways than one) these new words from Glenn will be prophetic:

I’m see­ing enough Dem pun­dits run­ning with this as sud­denly being a big story that I won­der if they’re look­ing for an excuse to dump her for some­one who might beat Trump easily.

Hey they could have had Bernie who would have been a dis­as­ter for the coun­try but could have beaten Trump with the MSM help but I think Tim Kaine would be able to win this elec­tion and if the Democ­rats come to that con­clu­sion then I think Hillary is gone.

Update 4:
From the Wash­ing­ton Post arti­cle whose head­line I quoted above:

“Sec­re­tary Clin­ton attended the Sep­tem­ber 11th Com­mem­o­ra­tion Cer­e­mony for just an hour and thirty min­utes this morn­ing to pay her respects and greet some of the fam­i­lies of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Mer­rill said. “Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, she felt over­heated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apart­ment and is feel­ing much better.”

What that state­ment leaves out is that a) it came 90 min­utes after Clin­ton left the cer­e­mony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to fol­low her and c) the tem­per­a­ture in New York City at the time of Clinton’s over­heat­ing was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the east­ern United States broke last night/​this morning.)

Pow­er­line:

One won­ders, too, what will hap­pen if she is unable to con­tinue as the Democ­rats’ nom­i­nee. Is there a fed­eral statute gov­ern­ing with­drawal of a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date? Is it up to the party to deter­mine how to select a sub­sti­tute nom­i­nee? I don’t know, but it is time to start research­ing the issue.

and a dif­fer­ent writer updates.

I have the same ques­tions as John. It’s one thing to replace a sen­ate can­di­date (Tor­ri­celli, New Jer­sey), quite another a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date when each state has dif­fer­ent bal­lot access rules and dif­fer­ent dead­lines for final­iz­ing the ballot.

Legal Insur­rec­tion:

Well if noth­ing else it takes the con­ver­sa­tion away from the “deplorable”

Scott Adams: “une­lec­table

when it comes to Amer­i­can psy­chol­ogy, there is no more pow­er­ful sym­bol of ter­ror­ism and fear than 911 . When a would-​be Commander-​in-​Chief with­ers – lit­er­ally – in front of our most emo­tional reminder of an attack on the home­land, we feel unsafe. And safety is our first priority.

Hillary Clin­ton just became unelectable.

but as Twitchy notes oth­ers “unex­pect­edly” dis­agree

Note the time stamp he’s say­ing this not before addi­tional infor­ma­tion was available.

Update 5: The Hill reports the same thing I did with a VERY dif­fer­ent take

CNN’s Brian Stel­ter explained his network’s wait­ing game in the below clip. He led a panel of guests, all of whom slammed Fox News for what they deemed to be irre­spon­si­ble cov­er­age. Most promi­nently, the Bal­ti­more Sun‘s David Zurawik denounced Fox News’ quick char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of the event as a “med­ical episode.” Indeed, that term imme­di­ately started trend­ing on social media fol­low­ing the Fox News report. Zurawik described his reac­tion to hear­ing the term used by a main­stream out­let like Fox News:

While the entire video of the report was included read the story and note how they legit­imize the whole cri­tique to make CNN seem “rea­son­able” as their panel cries “conspiracy”

I’ll let you judge deal reader whose inter­pre­ta­tion of CNN’s actions is cor­rect, the Hill’s or mine.


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I saw this at redstate via hotair earlier today.

 

Hillary Clinton apparently suffered from some kind of medical issue today at an event to commemorate the events of 9/11 on this, the 15th anniversary of the attacks. It includes her having to physically be helped into her van as she appeared to be fainting.

 

The piece included tweets from fox’s Rick Leventhal saying this:

I instantly started checking the tV but saw nothing on it, later Redstate updated their story with this tweet.

Finally I saw this report on Fox

I then turned to CNN to see how they would report this, Fareed Zakaria was on so I went back later during reliable sources wondering how Brian Stelter would handle it.

Now I’ve been doing this for nearly 8 years and I’d like to think I’ve reached the point where the bias of the media doesn’t surprise me anymore. But bless his heart Stelter and company did their best to do so.

I’ve just sat through a Mr. Seltzer and a panel of three discuss the story, the only person I knew off the top of my head was the ultra far left Katrina vanden Heuvel of the Nation. UPDATE: another was David Zurawik of the Baltimore sun and the other Tara Sotmayor) They had very little to say about Hillary Clinton but a lot to say about Fox news. They had no problem using words like “conspiracy”, “irresponsible” and were united in painting the Fox story as poorly soured, overblown and attacking the network for reporting it. Nowhere on the panel was any person defending the story, or providing any balance and let me remind you this is a show about taking an unbiased look at the media.

Oddly enough they had no problem repeating the Hillary campaign claim over her being overcome by the heat without question. In fact as I type this at 11:44 AM they have just done so again before pivoting to hit Fox news again on a different story.

As of now 2 hours after Hillary Clinton’s “episode” 11:42 it is 83 in NY according the weather.com I’ve seen reports that it was 78 degrees at the time of the episode but either way I’d be very interested in hearing if there was anyone else in the crowd overcome by heat.

Now you might think that a show called “Reliable sources” would be very interested in not looking partisan particularly in an election year.

But lately the polls have been looking pretty bad for the Clinton’s and the episode was reported before the left could agree on spin, so there wasn’t time to put on the mask.

Even as I type Brian Stelter just talked about Hillary’s health issues being reported by “conservative outlets” but some reporters too as if any reporter who is a conservative can’t be trusted.

Journalists my ***

Update: Instalanche Thanks Glenn, Just back from Alabama covering a pilgrimage to EWTN lot of videos at my Youtube channel and several posts coming, meanwhile in a disasterous devleopment for the Clinton Campaign Jake Tapper is now live on CNN meaning that the network will practice actual journalism for a while.

In fact he just played the video of her stumbling.

Chris Cillizza hardest hit.

Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign

That will leave a mark.

Update 2: The video

Update 3: If Hillary continues her freefall (in more ways than one) these new words from Glenn will be prophetic:

I’m seeing enough Dem pundits running with this as suddenly being a big story that I wonder if they’re looking for an excuse to dump her for someone who might beat Trump easily.

Hey they could have had Bernie who would have been a disaster for the country but could have beaten Trump with the MSM help but I think Tim Kaine would be able to win this election and if the Democrats come to that conclusion then I think Hillary is gone.

Update 4:
From the Washington Post article whose headline I quoted above:

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.”

What that statement leaves out is that a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to follow her and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton’s overheating was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the eastern United States broke last night/this morning.)

Powerline:

One wonders, too, what will happen if she is unable to continue as the Democrats’ nominee. Is there a federal statute governing withdrawal of a presidential candidate? Is it up to the party to determine how to select a substitute nominee? I don’t know, but it is time to start researching the issue.

and a different writer updates.

I have the same questions as John. It’s one thing to replace a senate candidate (Torricelli, New Jersey), quite another a presidential candidate when each state has different ballot access rules and different deadlines for finalizing the ballot.

Legal Insurrection:

Well if nothing else it takes the conversation away from the “deplorable”

Scott Adams: “unelectable

when it comes to American psychology, there is no more powerful symbol of terrorism and fear than 9-11 . When a would-be Commander-in-Chief withers – literally – in front of our most emotional reminder of an attack on the homeland, we feel unsafe. And safety is our first priority.

Hillary Clinton just became unelectable.

but as Twitchy notes others “unexpectedly” disagree

Note the time stamp he’s saying this not before additional information was available.

Update 5: The Hill reports the same thing I did with a VERY different take

CNN’s Brian Stelter explained his network’s waiting game in the below clip. He led a panel of guests, all of whom slammed Fox News for what they deemed to be irresponsible coverage. Most prominently, the Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik denounced Fox News’ quick characterization of the event as a “medical episode.” Indeed, that term immediately started trending on social media following the Fox News report. Zurawik described his reaction to hearing the term used by a mainstream outlet like Fox News:

While the entire video of the report was included read the story and note how they legitimize the whole critique to make CNN seem “reasonable” as their panel cries “conspiracy”

I’ll let you judge deal reader whose interpretation of CNN’s actions is correct, the Hill’s or mine.


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