The Washington Post rushes – and I mean RUSHES – to try to defuse the troubling issue of Hillary Clinton’s increasingly obvious health problems:
The first week of August was a rough one for Donald Trump’s campaign; by coincidence, it was also a busy one for Trump supporters, who see a media coverup protecting Hillary Clinton. Over the weekend, the Trump campaign released a Web ad that mocked Clinton’s admission that she “short-circuited” by giving a misleading answer about the investigation into her emails.
“She took a short-circuit in the brain,” Trump said at a Saturday night rally. “She’s got problems. Honestly, I don’t think she’s all there.”
At the same time, the Drudge Report, WorldNetDaily and a small army of would-be Twitter sleuths tried to build the case that the Democratic nominee for president has serious health issues and only they had noticed. Clinton’s age and health had been subject to parody by some conservative media, but the new speculation was completely serious.
None of the evidence, often shared (or sent to reporters) with the hashtag #HillarysHealth, held up. In every case, a Clinton moment that had been captured by the media was reinterpreted and wrenched out of context….
Indeed, for other websites critical of Clinton, the “stairs” photo was just one part of a #HillarysHealth mosaic. It gave WorldNetDaily a hook to resurrect “a July 21 video posted on YouTube [which] shows Clinton’s head suddenly turning and shaking vigorously for several seconds.” That video, titled “Hillary Clinton has seizure/convulsions – tries to play it off making fun of seizures,” was also robbed of its context. Two clips of Clinton bobbing her head had been looped and slowed down, as ominous music and voice-overs played behind them — a combination that helped the clip score 1.4 million views.
The clip wasn’t from July 21, and (as the scrum of media should have indicated) it wasn’t rescued from pro-Clinton censors. It was from June 10, when Clinton, fresh off a series of wins that effectively locked up the Democratic nomination, held a few events ahead of the District of Columbia’s primary. Beat reporters followed Clinton to a coffee shop in the Shaw neighborhood; CNN’s Dan Merica, to her left, asked her about the breaking news of President Obama’s official endorsement. Then, to her right, the Associated Press’s Lisa Lerer asked a question about Elizabeth Warren, whom Clinton had met with as vice presidential speculation swirled.
The reporters, who had covered Clinton for a year, interpreted her exaggerated head-bobbing as a joke at how she’d been suddenly surrounded — and as a successful attempt at ending the scrum. It did not occur to them that it would become seen as evidence of a “seizure,” as people suffering from seizures do not typically laugh and continue to hold cups of coffee.
In WorldNetDaily’s coverage, the evidence that Clinton’s bobble-head moment resembled a seizure is that bloggers said it did. At InfoWars, the conspiracy news site founded by Alex Jones, the investor Martin Shkreli explained that Clinton was revealing a “cardinal symptom of Parkinson’s disease.”
Even when Clinton remained controlled, steady and unsmiling, #HillarysHealth sleuths were ready. Mike Cernovich, a self-help author best known as the attorney for a central figure in the “Gamergate” saga, seized on the speculation about Clinton to ask if Clinton traveled with a private doctor. “Remember when you thought famous people like Michael Jackson and Elvis had good medical care?” he asked. “What’s Clinton on?”
Cernovich’s speculation started with an incident from last week, when Clinton was campaigning in Las Vegas. Mid-speech, she paused and narrowed her eyes to look at protesters. Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Madison rushed to her side, telling her that the situation was under control, and that she could keep talking.
And now we have a name: Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Madison. It should be interesting to see how long he’s been with the Secret Service and learn what his medical qualifications are.
What we’re seeing this year is the mainstream media finally taking off the mask and the rise of an alternative media that is going to replace them, at least in part. The mainstream media is no longer able to completely control the narrative, as the alternative media is now driving it.
Remember, the mainstream media is known to have colluded to hide the debilitating health issues of Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Kennedy. There is little doubt that they are doing the same thing for Hillary Clinton now.
UPDATE: SJWs always lie and so does the mainstream media. I suspected the “Todd Madison” angle was a point of vulnerability for the cover-up, and, sure enough, The Ralph Retort is on it.
Does anyone honestly think that the Washington Post would actually publish the real name of a Secret Service agent, who has been known to be extremely close to Hillary, at almost all times she’s in public? And because we know that Secret Service often use fake names, it just doesn’t make sense for the WaPo to have endangered the life of Hillary by giving ISIS the full name of her closest and most trusted personnel — it’s far more likely that the guys name is not Todd Madison, at all.
So what might his real name be? The Conservative Tree house thinks they may have found the true identity of Clinton’s handler, and located his medical practice.
Allegedly, his name is Dr. Oladotun Okunola, and he is a neurologist.